June 11, 2024 Edition

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Inside This Issue

• FTBOA Member Spotlight - Torie Gladwell

• OBS June Sale Begins Wednesday

• OBS Spotlight - Hip 350

• Four New Members Join HISA Horsemen's Advisory Group

• OBS Under Tack Times Selling June 12

• Florida-breds in OBS June Sales

• NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

• NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

• Florida-breds in Stakes

• Florida Stallion Progeny

• Florida Breeders' List

• W2W Business Place

Torie and James (Jimbo) Gladwell - ©Brock Sheridan Photo

FTBOA Member Spotlight - Torie Gladwell


Torie Gladwell and her husband James “Jimbo” Gladwell IV have developed one of the industry’s annual leading consignments of 2-year-olds in Top Line Sales, LLC, based in Reddick, Fla. This week, they are busy with their 27-horse consignment in barn 1 at Ocala Breeders’ Sales June Sale being held this Wednesday through Friday.

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©Brock Sheridan Photo

OBS June Sale Begins Wednesday

The 2024 OBS June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age is set for tomorrow through Friday with all three sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday will offer Hips 1-350, Hips 351-700 will pass through the auction ring on Thursday, with Hips 701-115 on Friday. OBS will live-stream the sale on their website, obssales.com

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Hip 350 - a colt by Gift Box - ©Lucas Marquardt (Thorostride)

OBS Spotlight - Hip 350

Consigned by Brandon and Ali Rice, RiceHorse Stable as agent 

By first crop sire Gift Box, out of the Mineshaft mare What A Sassy Gal. He is a half-brother to stakes-placed Brazen Boy.

Brandon Rice said:

“New sire and [this colt has] length in all the right places. He has bone under him and is good footed. He’s got a good mind. Anybody in the barn can ride him."

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Four New Members Join HISA Horsemen's Advisory Group


LEXINGTON, KY—The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority welcomes four new members to its Horsemen’s Advisory Group: Consignor Craig Bandoroff, owner John Green, owner Michael Levinson and trainer Todd Pletcher.

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