Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association

FTBOA To Offer Record Breeders’ And Stallions Awards For 2018

During its regularly scheduled August meeting, the Board of Directors of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association considered a proposed annual plan for the payment of Breeders and Stallion Awards for 2018, as required by Florida statute. The Board approved management’s recommendation to, once again, offer the highest possible Breeders and Stallion Awards percentages […]

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Florida: Appellate Court Ruling Will Allow Challenges To Breeders’ Awards Plan

In an opinion issued July 24, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal has determined that Thoroughbred breeders in the state “have a legal right” to challenge provisions in the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s annual plan that outlines breeders’ award funds. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, the court ruling overturns a 2016 decision by […]

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FTBOA, Tampa Bay Downs Partnering On New Florida Sire Stakes Races

The FTBOA and Tampa Bay Downs announced Tuesday the running of two new $125,000 stakes races for FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes (FSS) eligible 3-year-olds, marking the first-ever FSS races contested over the Tampa Bay oval. Both worth $125,000—the FTBOA City of Ocala for fillies and the FTBOA Marion County for colts and geldings, these races will […]

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Florida Gambling Bills Die In Conference Committee

State Sen. Bill Galvano and Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, the respective chair and co-chair of the Florida Legislature’s Conference Committee on Gaming, issued a joint statement on Tuesday stating the two chambers were unable to agree to compromise language for gambling legislation before the current legislative session ends on Friday. “Notwithstanding the significant progress made […]

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Commentary: FHBPA Stakes Series A Backward Step For Florida Breeders And Owners

The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association was patting itself on the back 10 days ago for a 2017 spring-summer stakes schedule it negotiated with Gulfstream Park that included 30 added-money races worth $4,750,000. In a press release, the Florida HBPA said the organization’s leadership “has decided the time is now to make a commitment […]

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TCA’s 2017 Florida Award Of Merit Goes To Raina Gunderson

Thoroughbred Charities of America has named Raina Chingos Gunderson, Gulfstream Park’s horsemen’s liaison, as the 2017 TCA Award of Merit recipient in the State of Florida. Award of Merit recipients are nominated by the leadership of state Thoroughbred owners and breeders associations and are presented at each state association’s annual awards ceremonies. Gunderson was presented […]

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Three Rules Honored As Florida-Bred Horse Of The Year

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association recognized their Florida-bred champions for 2016 at their 55th annual Awards Banquet and Gala held at the Circle Square Cultural Center Ballroom in Ocala Monday night. The star of the night was Three Rules, a bay colt who was named the Florida-bred Horse of the Year by the […]

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Florida: Language In Proposed Gambling Bill Could Outlaw ADW Companies

Proposed legislation currently making its way through the Florida Senate has industry leaders keeping a close watch on its status due to language in the bill that would prohibit advance deposit wagering in the state. According to the Daily Racing Form, the proposed bill addresses several gambling issues, such as daily fantasy sports games and lottery sales. Current […]

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Florida HBPA Announces Deal With Gulfstream Park For $600,000 Sunshine Millions

The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protection Association (FHBPA) has announced a deal with Gulfstream Park to move forward with the running of the 2017 Sunshine Millions. This announcement is in response to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (FTBOA) declining to fund and participate in the 2017 Sunshine Millions Series. The Sunshine Millions is a […]

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