A filly from the first crop of Grade 1 Belmont, Travers and Curlin Florida Derby-winning first crop sire Tiz the Law blazed a quarter-mile in :20.20 for the fastest time at the distance at Tuesday’s under tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Spring Sale.

The Tuesday under tack session was the third of seven breeze shows running through Saturday starting at 8:00 a.m. EDT each day. The four-day OBS Spring Sale runs four days, Tuesday through Friday next week, with each session beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Hips 346-518 worked Tuesday and Hips 519-690 go to the track Wednesday.

Consigned as Hip 365 by Tom McCrocklin as agent, the bay filly is out of the stakes-placed, stakes-producer Moonlight Sky, by Sky Mesa, a full sister to Grade 3-winner Sky Girl and a half-sister to Grade 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks-winner Abel Tasman. The quick filly is a half-sister to Grade 3-placed Urban.

Seventeen juveniles went a furlong in :9.80 Tuesday including three Florida-breds.

Hip 372, a Florida-bred filly by St Patrick’s Day – Judit Seipert

The first Florida-bred to speed through the bullet eighth mile was Hip 372, a filly by Journeyman Stud’s St Patrick’s Day, the champion freshman sire in Florida in 2023. Out of the Uncle Mo mare Mo Than Happy, the bay filly was bred by J D Farms and is from the family of multiple graded stakes-winner Fit For A Queen. She is consigned by Sweet River Thoroughbreds.

Hip 392 is by Journeyman Stud’s leading Florida sire Khozan out of the stakes-placed My Princess Dawn, by Master Command. Consigned by Shanbally Acres, the filly is from the family of stakes-winning, stakes-producers Balqis and Amazing Love. She was bred in Florida by Cheryl Ann Curtin and is eligible for the rich FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes.

The Florida Sire Stakes is highlighted by the $1.2 million series of races for 2-year-olds later this year at Gulfstream and features the $100,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes City of Ocala and $100,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Marion County for older horses at Tampa Bay Downs in December. Florida Sire Stakes-eligible runners also compete for substantial bonus money attached to stakes and overnights at both tracks throughout the year.

Hip 511, Approval Rating, was the third Florida-bred to clock the :9.80 eighth mile and is another eligible for the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes. Consigned by Blue River Bloodstock as agent, the filly is by Ride On Curlin out of Rated Xtreme, by Magna Graduate, a full-sister to Grade 3 Debutante-winner Blueeyesintherein. Approval Rating is a half-sister to Grade 3-placed Uncle Boogie and was bred by Helen and Joseph Barbazon.

Two juveniles were timed in :20.60 while going a quarter mile.

Hip 516 is a Florida-bred colt by Grade 1-placed, first crop sire Caracaro out of Real Ruffian, by Ghostzapper, a half-sister to Grade 3-winner Temporary Saint. The bay colt is a half-brother to stakes-placed First Illusion and was bred by Giraluna Stables Inc. He fired the fast work from the barn of consignor Azpurua Stables as agent.

Hip 351 also worked from the consignment of Tom McCrocklin as agent. The gray or roan colt is by Bolt d’Oro out of the graded stakes-placed, stakes-winner Miss Pippa, by Master Command and is a half-brother to stakes-winner Paluxy.

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