Florida breeding

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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Gentlemen’s Bet Retired, To Stand At Journeyman Stud

Gentlemen’s Bet, a major stakes winner of $744,155 while racing for his owner, Harry T. Rosenblum, has been retired to stud and will stand the 2018 breeding season at Brent and Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Florida. Gentlemen’s Bet was a winner in 5 of his first 6 starts and 7 races overall. Among […]

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Three Rules Preparing For Return To Action On Summit Of Speed Card

Trainer Jose Pinchin is gearing up Three Rules for a return to action at Gulfstream Park in the $150,000 Carry Back (G3) on the July 1 Summit of Speed program that will also feature two Breeders’ Cup ‘Win & You’re In’ stakes, the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2) and the $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3). The 3-year-old […]

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BC Juvenile Turf Winner Wrote Shuttling To New Zealand

Northwest Stud of Ocala, Florida, has announced it has sent Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote to New Zealand for the shuttle season and the son of High Chaparral will arrive at Highview Stud in mid-July after spending a quarantine period in Kentucky. Wrote is the only Gr. I-winning 2-year-old by High Chaparral in the […]

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Florida Horse Park: Firing Of Executive Director Leaves Board ‘In Turmoil’

Wednesday’s meeting of the Florida Horse Park’s executive committee ended up being more tumultuous than expected after three of its members either resigned or threatened to resign their positions.The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the turmoil was a result of the firing of Shawn Doherty, the executive director of the Horse Park. The majority of the board voted to dismiss Doherty […]

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First Mare Reported In Foal For Jess’s Dream

Ocala Stud announced that its first-year stallion Jess’s Dream had the first mare he covered in his debut breeding season confirmed as being in foal.  The first mare covered by the regally-bred Jess’s Dream was the Harlan’s Holiday mare Holiday Flare, a half-sister to stakes winners Candrea and Dream of Angles. Owned by Ocala Stud, […]

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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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9-Year-Old Prayer For Relief Retired To Stand In Florida

Farm Owners Joe and Helen Barbazon are excited to announce the addition of recently retired multiple graded stakes-winner, Prayer for Relief, to the  stallion roster at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Florida, for the 2017 breeding season. Stud fee is $3,500. “Prayer for Relief arrived yesterday and what a terrific looking young horse! We are […]

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Champion Big Drama Returning To Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions

Harold L. Queen’s homebred Champion Sprinter Big Drama has returned to the farm where his stallion career began in 2012. Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions will manage the stallion for Big Drama LLC, owner Hal Queen. The son of Montbrook’s first crop – now 4-year-olds – includes 2016 back-to-back stakes winner R Kinsley Doll, winner of Gulfstream Park’s Florida […]

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