Florida breeding

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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The Big Beast Leads 2018 Ocala Stud Roster

Ocala Stud has set stud fees for its 11-stallion roster for 2018, led again by Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured and Grade 1 winner The Big Beast who will both stand for a fee of $6,000 S&N. Uncaptured has been Florida’s most popular stallion in recent years, covering a state-high 140 mares in 2017. […]

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Mr. Jordan Defends Title, Scores By 11 1/2 Lengths In Sunshine Millions Classic Preview

Mr. Jordan felt right at home Saturday running his record to 4-for-4 at Gulfstream Park West while successfully defending his title in the $75,000 Millions Classic Preview. The Millions Classic Preview was the last of eight $75,000 stakes for Florida breds on Saturday’s Millions Preview program and one of four prep races for the Sunshine […]

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Stephen Foster Winner Noble Bird Retired, To Stand At Ocala Stud

Grade 1-winning millionaire Noble Bird has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2018 at Ocala Stud in Florida. A fee will be announced at a later date. “Noble Bird is a Grade 1 winner that was fast enough to run Beyers of 110, 109 & 108 and set a track […]

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Tampa Bay Downs Adds Four New FTBOA Sire Stakes To 2017-2018 Schedule

Tampa Bay Downs has reached an agreement with the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association to conduct four Florida Sire Stakes (FSS) races during the upcoming 2017-2018 season. The events will offer $450,000 in purse money to FTBOA-registered Florida-bred horses sired by FTBOA-registered Florida stallions which are FSS-eligible. As announced in May, a pair of […]

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Sophomore Races Cut From Florida Sire Stakes Series

A total of six races for 3-year-olds, nominated progeny of stallions registered with the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association, have been cancelled in 2017 due to a funding dispute. The six 2-year-old races will go on as scheduled, reports bloodhorse.com, but disagreements between the FTBOA and the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the former having […]

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