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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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As Florida Lawmakers Race To Pass Gambling Bill, Churchill Downs And Calder Look Toward Jai Alai

With the clock ticking down to Friday’s conclusion of the 2018 legislative session in Florida, lawmakers are scrambling to pass a wide-ranging gambling bill. Nothing new there, since legislators have been working unsuccessfully on gambling bills for several years. What makes 2018 different is a constitutional amendment that will be on the general ballot this […]

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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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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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FTBOA elects new board and executive committee

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owner’s Association elected five members to fill vacancies on their board during their Annual Membership Meeting on Friday. Joseph Barbazon, Brent Fernung and Dr. Phil M. Matthews were reelected to the board while Fred Brei and Joseph M. O’Farrell III take over the two remaining spots. After the meeting, the […]

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Three-time G1 winner Vineyard Haven retires to Journeyman Stud

Vineyard Haven, a three-time Grade 1 winner and leading 2-year-old of his generation, has been retired  from racing and will stand his first season in 2012 at Brent & Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud in Ocala, FL. In 2008, Vineyard Haven was the top 2-year-old in New York after decisive back-to-back Grade 1 wins in the […]

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