Florida breeding

$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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Solera Farm, Home Of Canadian Champion Field Commission, To Host Open House Jan. 5

Solera Farm in Williston, Florida, will hold an open house at the farm from 3 to 5:30 p. m. on Friday, Jan. 5, to present Canadian Sprint Champion and millionaire Field Commission. Refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for complimentary stallion seasons. Field Commission is by the Deputy Minister stallion Service Stripe. […]

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‘Unlimited Potential’: Three-Way Deal A Big Boost To Florida-Bred Program

P.J. Campo calls the recently-signed agreement between Gulfstream Park, the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (FTBOA) and Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) “a new beginning with unlimited potential.” “We’re moving in an exciting direction with this agreement,” said Campo, Vice President of Racing for Gulfstream Park and The Stronach Group. The tri-party […]

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Graded Stakes Winner Rainbow Heir To Ocala Stud Upon Retirement

Rainbow Heir, the 8-time stakes-winning son of Wildcat Heir, will stand the 2018 breeding season at Ocala Stud Farm in Florida upon his retirement from racing. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with New Farm on standing Rainbow Heir, who we believe to be a tremendous stallion prospect in the mold […]

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Khozan, Gentlemen’s Bet Headline 2018 Journeyman Stud Roster

Brent and Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud, located in Ocala, Fla., has set breeding fees for their 2018 stallion roster featuring new stallion Gentlemen’s Bet. A multiple Grade 1-placed earner of $744,155, Gentlemen’s Bet won six of 11 starts during his racing career with victories in the Hot Springs Stakes and Frank J. De Francis Memorial […]

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Florida Owner-Breeder, Industry Leader Stanley Ersoff Dies

Stanley Ersoff, who bred and raced the Grade I winner Charon and served as former president for the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (FTBOA), passed away earlier in the week. Ersoff was 81. A 1961 graduate from the University of Miami Law School, Ersoff bred and owned Charon. A daughter of Mo Exception whom […]

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