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Sophomores J P’s Delight, Jackson Capture Tampa’s Florida Sire Stakes

Despite the relative inexperience of her 3-year-old filly J P’s Delight, trainer Kathleen O’Connell was confident tackling stakes competition in the $125,000 Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association City of Ocala Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday. “She just had to be comfortable, and I thought she had the perfect post (No. […]

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St Patrick’s Day, Full-Brother To American Pharoah, Retires To Journeyman Stud In Florida

St Patrick’s Day, a stakes-placed full-brother to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, will begin his stallion career in 2020 at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla. The 2015 colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of Littleprincessemma began his career with Bob Baffert at Santa Anita Park on Aug. 20, 2017, finishing second to stablemate Zatter, who […]

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‘This Is Our Market Down Here’: Stallion Operations Support Their Own As Consignors At Juvenile Sales

When a filly from the debut crop of The Big Beast sold for $850,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training, it was a coup for consignor Ocala Stud. Perhaps more importantly, it was an establishing moment for a young member of Ocala Stud’s stallion roster. The yearling and weanling […]

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Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ And Owners’ Association Announces Board, Officer Election Results

T. Paul Bulmahn, Nick de Meric, both of Ocala, Fla.; and Laurine Fuller-Vargas of Morriston, Fla., have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association board of directors while Richard Kent of Ocala remains on the board for his second term. After a one-year absence as a voting member on the board due […]

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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, but disagreements between the FTBOA and the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the former having […]

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Fernung Elected As President of FTBOA; Dailey And Matthews Named To Board

Valerie Dailey, Brent Fernung and Phil Matthews, DVM have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association board of directors while George Isaacs and Milan Kosanovich return to the board, it was confirmed at the FTBOA annual meeting Thursday. Each of them will serve three-year terms that will run through 2019.  Leaving the […]

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Journeyman Stud Announces 2015 Fees

Brent and Crystal Fernung’s Ocala-based Journeyman Stud has released the 2015 stud fees for its roster of stallions. Leading the way with a stud fee of $10,000 is current leading Florida stallion Wildcat Heir, who also topped the state’s general sire list in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Wildcat Heir stands as property of Journeyman Stud. […]

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Florida Owners and Breeders Elect New Board, Executive Committee

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association has announced five new board members that each have been elected to three-year terms. An elected member of the FTBOA Board of Directors is eligible to serve two consecutive terms before being required to step down for at least one year. Elected to the board were Barry Berkelhammer, […]

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The Weekender Pedigree: Wildcat Heir a True Survivor

Wildcat Heir officially turns 14 on New Year’s Day, just a few days after his daughter Heir Kitty became the stallion’s first Grade 1 winner with a victory in the La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita over established top-tier performers Sweet Lulu (Mr. Greeley), Executiveprivilege (First Samurai), and My Happy Face (Tiz Wonderful). Throughout his […]

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