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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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FTBOA, Ocala Jockey Club Announce $1,000 Award For Eventing OTTBs

The Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event organizers and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ & Owners’ Association (FTBOA) have teamed up to announce a new award created to highlight the success of retired racehorses in second careers. The $1,000 award will go to the top-placed Florida-connected horse and rider competing in the Three-Day Event at Ocala […]

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Florida-Bred Star Cookie Dough Headed For Breeders’ Cup

FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes star Cookie Dough is being pointed toward a start in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Churchill Downs Nov. 2, trainer Stanley Gold confirmed Friday. “She’s doing great. She’ll breeze again next week. We’ll leave on the 26th, and off we go,” said Gold, whose multiple stakes-winning trainee […]

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Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ And Owners’ Association Announces Board, Officer Election Results

T. Paul Bulmahn, Nick de Meric, both of Ocala, Fla.; and Laurine Fuller-Vargas of Morriston, Fla., have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association board of directors while Richard Kent of Ocala remains on the board for his second term. After a one-year absence as a voting member on the board due […]

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Florida Sire Stakes Program To Highlight 3-Year-Olds At Tampa Bay Downs

Coming on the heels of a highly successful Florida Sire Stakes program at Gulfstream Park in 2018 where six summer Florida Sire Stakes for 2-year-olds totaling more than $1.4 million in purse money racked up $27.241 million in all-sources handle while featuring strong field sizes that averaged 11.33 starters, the Florida-bred/Florida-sired action now travels to […]

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Florida Sire Stakes Series Finale At Gulfstream Sees 23 Percent Jump In Wagering

Total handle on the finals of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Series at Gulfstream Park Saturday was $9.852 million, an increase over last year of 23.40 percent. On the three Saturdays that Gulfstream hosted the Sire Stakes this summer, total handle was $27.241 million compared to $23.867 last year. “We’re very happy with the continued […]

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Florida HBPA Sues State Regulators, Calder Race Course Over Jai Alai Permit

The same bureaucrats in Tallahassee, Fla., who define a “horse race” as two equines ambling down a dirt path at a snail’s pace have been sued by the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association for giving Calder Race Course a summer jai alai permit that will allow the Churchill Downs Inc.-owned track to stiff Thoroughbred […]

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Garter And Tie Breaks His Maiden In Florida Sire Stakes’ Affirmed Division

Jacks or Better Farm’s Fred Brei was given even more incentive to win the $200,000 Affirmed Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday after former trainer Stanley Gold saddled Arindel’s Cookie Dough for a triumph in the $200,000 Susan’s Girl Division of the series for 2-year-olds sired by nominated stallions standing […]

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