Awesome Of Course

Half-Brother To G1 Winner Jackson Bend Scores Sunday Stakes Win

Jacks or Better Farm’s Positively Awesome remained undefeated Sunday at Gulfstream Park, where the 2-year-old homebred colt did his family proud with a 2 ¾-length triumph in the $75,000 Kodiak Island. The Florida-bred son of Awesome of Course established himself as a leading contender for the upcoming FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series in the 5 […]

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Positively Awesome, Half Brother To Jackson Bend, Sparkles In Gulfstream Debut

Positively Awesome, a 2-year-old half-brother to multiple Grade 1 stakes-winning Jackson Bend, made a positive impression while capturing his debut in Friday’s fifth race at Gulfstream Park. Jacks or Better Farm’s homebred son of Awesome of Course showed the kind of grit and determination in the 4 ½-furlong sprint that helped Jackson Bend amass more […]

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Girvin Leads 2019 Ocala Stud Roster At $7,500

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. Girvin, a leading 3-year-old of his […]

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Awesome Banner ‘On Target’ For G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt

Awesome Banner came out of his final breeze before shipping to Saratoga for the Grade 1, $350,000 Vanderbilt Handicap this coming Saturday in good order, trainer Kenneth Decker said. The 4-year-old son of Awesome of Course breezed a bullet five furlongs in 1:00.40 on Laurel Park’s main track on Saturday. Decker said he will likely […]

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Ocala Stud Announces 2017 Stud Fees

Michael O’Farrell Jr.’s Ocala Stud has set stud fees for its expanded 13-stallion roster for 2017, 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 in 2017. Uncaptured and The Big Beast were two of Florida’s most popular […]

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Fellowship, Dazzling Gem Added To Candidates For Preakness

Steve Landers Racing’s Dazzling Gem and Jacks or Better Farm’s Fellowship were added to the list of Preakness candidates, joining the 1-2-3 Derby finishers, Nyquist, Exaggerator and Gun Runner, as well as Suddenbreakingnews, Brody’s Cause, Creator, Lani, Awesome Speed, Cherry Wine, Collected, Laoban and Stradivari. Dazzling Gem captured his first two career starts at Oaklawn […]

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Derby Plans For Fellowship Still Up In The Air

Jacks or Better Farm Inc.’s Fellowship, who sits at No.19 on the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard with 32 points, remains under consideration for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) after switching barns from former trainer Stanley Gold to new conditioner Mark Casse. How the Florida-bred son of Awesome of Course trains […]

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Jacks Or Better Farm’s Awesome Banner, Fellowship Targeting Fountain Of Youth

Jacks or Better Farm’s Awesome Banner and Fellowship are both being pointed to the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 27, reported trainer Stanley Gold Thursday morning. Awesome Banner is undefeated in three starts, including back-to-back dominating triumphs in the six-furlong Hutcheson (G3) and seven-furlong Swale (G2) during Gulfstream’s Championship Meet. Fellowship, […]

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Awesome Banner, Cherry Wine Breeze For Fountain Of Youth

Awesome Banner and Cherry Wine, two of the leading candidates for the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) Feb. 27, turned in impressive five-furlong workouts this morning at Gulfstream Park. Jacks or Better Farm’s unbeaten Awesome Banner was the first to go, covering the distance in 1:00.03 over a fast main track. The Florida-bred son […]

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Gold: ‘Two Turns Won’t Be A Problem’ For Swale Victor Awesome Banner

Trainer Stanley Gold reported that impressive Swale Stakes (3) winner Awesome Banner was bright Sunday morning and wasn’t tired following his 5-length triumph in Saturday’s seven-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park. Having won his first three career starts by a combined 19 ½ lengths, the Jacks or Better Farm’s homebred colt is regarded as […]

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