General News

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Ocala Stud has set its 2019 stallion roster and fees, led by Girvin who will stand his first season at stud for $7,500 S&N. Uncaptured, Florida’s leading first-crop sire and a leader nationally, and The Big Beast who has first yearlings of 2018, will both stand for $6,000 S&N.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Ocala Stud has set stud fees for its 11-stallion roster for 2018, led again by Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured and Grade 1 winner The Big Beast who will both stand for a fee of $6,000 S&N...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Greenpointcrusader, Bernardini’s winner of the prestigious Champagne S. (G1) at two, has been retired to stud and will stand his first season in 2018 at Ocala Stud...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
A Scat Daddy colt bred and consigned by Ocala Stud brought a winning bid of $950,000 from Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Plantation...

Sunday, November 20, 2016
J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud has set stud fees for its expanded 13-stallion roster for 2017, led again by Uncaptured and The Big Beast who will both stand for $6,000 S&N in 2017...

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Ocala Stud, which is celebrating its 60th year in business in 2016, has launched a new website at www.OcalaStud.com, featuring a responsive design that allows the site..

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Call it a milestone purchase in Florida thoroughbred history. On Jan. 16, 1956, Maryland horseman Joe O'Farrell and his brother, Tom, were part of a nine-person syndicate headed by Bruce Campbell that paid $700,000 for 800 acres of what had been Ocala-based Dickey Stables. Included in the deal were the farm's 16 broodmares, two of which were Noodle Soup and Iltis. Those two broodmares would play key roles in the newly-christened Ocala Stud's quick start to historic success.

Friday, November 13, 2015
J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud has set stud fees for its expanded 12-stallion roster for 2016, which includes new stallions The Big Beast and I Spent It...

Thursday, October 23, 2014
J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud has set stud fees for its seven-stallion roster for 2015...

Monday, March 10, 2014
The 2013 Joe O'Farrell Memorial Award was presented to Ocala Stud at the 54th Annual FTBOA Awards Gala on March 9 at the Circle Square Cultural Center in Ocala...

Sunday, February 23, 2014
After selling four Grade 1 winners in the past five years at OBS, Ocala Stud is looking to build on that impressive record in the upcoming OBS Selected Sale of 2-year-olds in Training sale...

Saturday, January 11, 2014
On the heels of his season-ending win in the Grade 1 Asahi Hai Futurity S., Asia Express was named Japan's Champion 2-year-old colt of 2013...

Monday, December 16, 2013
Asia Express, bred and sold by Ocala Stud, rose to the top of the Japanese 2-year-old division with a sensational victory in the Grade 1 Asahi Hai Futurity S...

Monday, October 28, 2013
J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud announced stud fees for its 2014 roster of stallions that is headlined by High Cotton, who will again stand for $7,500 stands & nurses during the upcoming breeding season...

Sunday, September 08, 2013
J. Michael O'Farrell;s Ocala Stud was named National Breeder of the Year at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s (TOBA) annual National Awards Dinner...

Friday, March 01, 2013
Ocala Stud sales grad Unlimited Budget remained undefeated after a rousing 3 3/4-length score in the $200,000 Rachel Alexandra S. (G3) Feb. 23 at Fair Grounds Race Course...

Monday, November 26, 2012
Unlimited Budget made the most of just her second career start in the Grade 2 Demoiselle Saturday at Aqueduct, going gate to wire en route to a 1 1/4-length victory...

Sunday, October 07, 2012
Ocala Stud bred Musical Romance scored a comfortable win in the $55,000 Mike Sherman Memorial S. Oct. 6 in advance of her title defense in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)...

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Ocala Stud bred and sold Gourmet Dinner closed with a flourish in the final quarter mile to prevail by a neck in the $100,000 Majestic Light S...

Sunday, July 08, 2012
Musical Romance avenged a neck loss in the 2011 Princess Rooney S. (G1) with a half-length victory in this year's renewal July 7 at Calder...

Saturday, March 17, 2012
Musical Romance's stellar performance the $150,000 Inside Information S. (G2) March 17 at Gulfstream Park...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
An Ocala Stud consigned and bred filly brought $475,000 during day 2 of the March 13-14 OBS 2-year-old sale, the fourth-highest price of the sale...

Monday, January 16, 2012
The Ocala Stud bred Musical Romance was rewarded for her stellar year with the 2011 Eclipse Award for Champion Female Sprinter...

Thursday, January 12, 2012
Ocala Stud finished an amazing 2011 ranked fifth among all breeders in North America, with earnings of $4,069,944...

Thursday, November 10, 2011
J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud announced stud fees for its 2012 roster of stallions, which is headlined by four-time Florida champion sire, Montbrook, and Florida's leading freshman sire of 2011, High Cotton....

Friday, November 04, 2011
Ocala Stud bred Musical Romance came on in the final furlong for a stirring 1 1/4-length victory in the fifth running of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1)...

Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Angel’s Tune gave seven rivals of a devil of a time on August 9, becoming the third maiden special weight winner in the past five days for High Cotton.

Saturday, August 06, 2011
Turbulent Descent powered her way to a 3 3/4-length win in the $250,000 Test S. (G1) Aug. 6 at Saratoga...

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Turbulent Descent and Musical Romance, a pair of Ocala Stud bred fillies, make a formidable duo in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1)...

Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Turbulent Descent became the third Graded stakes winner of 2011 bred by Ocala Stud, when she set a new stakes record winning the $250,000 Santa Anita Oaks (G1)...

Friday, February 04, 2011
Ocala Stud had a great 2010 on many levels, and maybe none was more special...

Monday, December 13, 2010
Undefeated Turbulent Descent is the latest superior runner to emerge from the...

Thursday, January 14, 2010
In Summation, a two-time Santa Anita track-record holder and Grade 1-winning millionaire, has been...

Sunday, October 18, 2009
Sweetlalabye became a multiple stakes winner for her sire Sweetsouthernsaint on Oct. 17th when the...

Saturday, October 17, 2009
Chary, a 3-year-old filly by Florida’s Leading Sire Montbrook and graduate of Ocala Stud’s 2-year-olds-in-training sales program...

Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Fleet Valid, a 6-year-old speedster by leading sire Montbrook, has been red-hot all summer...

Monday, August 31, 2009
Ocala Stud stallion Sweetsouthernsaint got his second 2-year-old stakes winner of the season...

Sunday, August 09, 2009
Sweetlalabye, a 2-year-old filly by Ocala Stud stallion Sweetsouthernsaint, took the opening leg of the Florida Stallion Stakes series...

Monday, August 03, 2009
Montbrook, who clearly leads the Florida Sires List again in 2009, got his sixth stakes winner of the year...

Sunday, August 02, 2009
Montbrook, Florida’s Leading Sire, enjoyed a big day at Mountaineer Park...

Sunday, July 26, 2009
Florida’s Leading Sire Montbrook picked up his fifth stakes winner of the year...

Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Sweetnorthernsaint, a son of Ocala Stud’s Sweetsouthernsaint, captured his sixth career stakes victory...

Sunday, June 21, 2009
Montbrook’s leading 3-year-old Big Drama became an equine millionaire on June 20th...

Sunday, May 24, 2009
Montbrook’s Shadowbdancing captured his second consecutive stakes win...

Friday, April 24, 2009
Ocala Stud stallion Sweetsouthernsaint enjoyed a session topper during the final day...

Monday, April 13, 2009
Dance Caller, a 3-year-old colt by Concorde’s Tune, scored a wire-to-wire win...

Saturday, April 11, 2009
Shadowbdancing, a 4-year-old colt by Leading Florida Sire Montbrook, earned a 100 Beyer Speed Figure...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Ocala Stud stallion Concorde’s Tune enjoyed a wonderful sale at the annual OBS February Select Sale for 2-year-olds on Feb. 17th...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Florida-bred Gottcha Gold is a big, strong, fast horse that remained sound throughout his more than three-year racing career...

Friday, December 05, 2008
Ocala Stud's Montbrook has enjoyed a Big year – literally...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Multiple graded stakes winner Gottcha Gold will retire to Michael O’Farrell’s Ocala Stud for the 2009 breeding season...

Sunday, November 02, 2008
Beer Pong, a 2-year-old colt from the second crop of Ocala Stud’s Drewman, was impressive in winning an entry-level allowance race...

Saturday, October 18, 2008
Big Drama added to the legacy of his sire’s success with juveniles...

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