Florida breeding

Discover Florida: ‘The Sunshine State Stands Out’ When It Comes To Horses

The following sponsored article is from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Nicole “Nikki” Fried, Commissioner. Florida is currently home to nearly every breed of horse. As far back as the 1500’s, Spanish explorers brought a rare breed of horse to Florida’s shores. The Florida Cracker Horse, as they became known, was a small, […]

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Ceci Valentina Chases $400,000, Win Number Two In Florida Sire Stakes Series

Amalio Ruiz-Lozano’s Ceci Valentina is scheduled to seek her second straight victory in the 2019 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series Saturday in the $400,000 My Dear Girl at Gulfstream Park. The My Dear Girl, the 1 1/16-mile final leg of the lucrative series for 2-year-old fillies sired by nominated stallions standing in Florida, will co-headline […]

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From The Brink Of Death, Needles Became Florida’s Racing Hero, Inspiration For Breeding Industry

Stallion farms around the world have graveyards to honor the horses that built and sustained their operations. The heart and hooves of Needles rest on the property of Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co., instead of his home farm, because he belonged to the entire state of Florida. Needles set plenty of the milestones that future Florida-breds […]

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Taylor Made’s Bob White Named Manager At Double Diamond Farm

Don and Irene Dizney’s Double Diamond Farm in Ocala, Fla., announced that Bob White has been named farm manager. White replaces longtime farm manager Jimmy Alexander, who will remain with the farm as an adviser. “I am very excited to add Bob White to our team at Double Diamond Farm,” said Roger Brand, vice president […]

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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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$1.4 Million Florida Sire Stakes Series Kicks Off Saturday At Gulfstream

The $1.4 million FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes – a series which has produced some of Florida racing’s biggest stars over the past 37 summers – kicks off Saturday at Gulfstream Park with the $100,000 Dr. Fager for 2-year-old colts and geldings and $100,000 Desert Vixen for 2-year-old fillies. The six-furlong events, for juveniles sired by nominated Florida […]

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Kantharos Colt Fastest At OBS Spring Sale’s Third Under Tack Session

Hip No. 531, a son of Kantharos consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, worked a quarter in :20 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the third session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The chestnut colt is […]

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O’Connell Picks Up 10th Title As Leading Trainer Of Florida-Breds

Two-time champion Tampa Bay Downs trainer Kathleen O’Connell was among the honorees at Monday’s Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association’s Awards Banquet and Gala, held at the Circle Square Cultural Center Ballroom in Ocala. O’Connell was recognized as the Leading Trainer of Florida-breds by wins for the 10th time and as the Leading Trainer of […]

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World Approval Announced As 2017 Florida-Bred Horse Of The Year

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association recognized their Florida-bred champions for 2017 at their annual Awards Banquet and Gala held at the Circle Square Cultural Center Ballroom in Ocala Monday night. The star of the night was Eclipse Award-winning Champion Turf Horse World Approval, who took home several additional trophies on the evening including the hardware […]

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Neolithic Retired To Stud At Florida’s Pleasant Acres

Multiple Grade 1-placed Neolithic has officially been retired, reports thoroughbreddailynews.com. The 5-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday will stand the 2018 breeding season at Pleasant Acres Farm in Florida. “Helen and I have made it our mission to bring stallions to Florida that offer Florida Breeders new blood each year,” said farm owner Joe Barbazon. “Neolithic will […]

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