Greg Wheeler Elected President Of Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ And Owners’ Association

Marilyn Campbell of Tyngsboro, Mass., and co-owner of the Williston, Fla.,-based Stonehedge Farm, has been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association board of directors while Valerie Dailey, Brent Fernung, and Dr. Phil Matthews—all three of Ocala—remain on the board for their second terms. After a one-year absence as a member on the […]

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Florida Horsemen Incensed By Latest Tactics At Oxford Downs

Horsemen’s organizations in Florida say the latest development at Oxford Downs has eliminated any shred of credibility the racetrack had left, and it didn’t really have any to begin with. Oxford has been running “races” for the past five years to maintain a card room license. During that time, the track has taken in more […]

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Ceci Valentina Upsets FSS Susan’s Girl At 12-1

Trainer Angel Rodriguez couldn’t pick out his horse Saturday in the early going of the $200,000 Susan’s Girl, the middle leg of the FTBOA’s Florida Sire Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Rodriguez expected Ceci Valentina (Prospective) to be close to the front. “Where is she? Where is she?” Rodriguez said he kept telling himself. No worries. […]

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Florida-Bred Rising Star Chance It Posts ‘Efficient’ Breeze Toward Florida Sire Stakes

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It breezed a half mile in 46.85 seconds under motionless jockey Edgard Zayas Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a scheduled start in the $200,000 Affirmed Division of the 2019 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Series Aug. 31. The workout, which was the fastest of 79 recorded at the […]

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Florida Sire Stakes Day Features $410,568 Rainbow 6 Carryover

Gulfstream Park’s FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes program, featuring the $100,000 Dr. Fager and $100,000 Desert Vixen, will have a 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover Saturday of $410,568.05. First race post is 12:15 p.m. Multiple winning tickets Friday in the Rainbow 6 returned $422.36. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique […]

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‘A Lot Of Dreams’ Launched In 36 Years Of Florida Sire Stakes

There are 36 years of history to the Florida Sire Stakes. And memories. There are champions Holy Bull, Smile, Big Drama, Awesome Feather and Brave Raj rising to national prominence in the series. Three Ring winning the Susan’s Girl before growing into a Grade 1 winner. There’s popular trainer Bill Kaplan heading to the Breeders’ […]

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FTBOA, OBS Join Florida HBPA In Fight To Block Calder’s Horse Racing To Jai-Alai Swap

Florida’s Thoroughbred racehorse owners and trainers—members of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (“FHBPA”)—noted a Florida Administrative Court’s approval for two key horse racing industry organizations to join their ongoing fight against Calder Casino and Race Course’s (“Calder’s”) so-called pari-mutuel “permit swap.” In an Order issued May 7, 2019, Judge Darren A. Schwartz cleared the way for […]

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World Of Trouble Sets New Stakes Record In Florida Sire Stakes

Michael Dubb considers his 3-year-old Florida-bred colt World of Trouble nothing less than a remarkable specimen. But as he prepared to face seven overmatched foes in the $125,000 Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association Marion County Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, Dubb couldn’t help feeling a little queasy about his 1-5 shot. “It’s […]

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World Of Trouble Headlines Rich FTBOA Stakes Program At Tampa Bay Downs

World of Trouble, who vaulted to prominence last winter with a spectacular 13 3/4-length victory in the Pasco Stakes and a gritty third-place finish in the Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, is returning to Tampa Bay Downs for Saturday’s $125,000 Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association Marion County Florida Sire Stakes. The […]

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