dr. fager

View From The Eighth Pole: Does Weight Matter Any More In Horse Racing?

The recent passing of longtime racing official Thomas E. (Tommy) Trotter served as a reminder of what being a racing secretary at a major track in the golden age of horse racing was like, when one of the primary components of the job was compiling weight assignments for horses nominated to handicaps. The idea for […]

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Chance It To Be Piloted By Tyler Gaffalione In Florida Sire Stakes’ In Reality

Rising Star jockey Tyler Gaffalione will return to his roots at Gulfstream Park Sept. 28 to ride Chance It in the $400,000 In Reality, the final leg of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Series for 2-year-old colts and geldings. “The owner wanted to make a change and Tyler is going to ride him in the […]

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‘Bright Future’: Chance It Proves Deserving Favorite In Florida Sire Stakes Dr. Fager

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It kept the buzz alive Saturday at Gulfstream Park with a dominating 3 ¼ -length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Dr. Fager, the first leg of the 2019 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series, The Dr. Fager, a six-furlong stakes for 2-year-olds sired by nominated stallions standing in Florida, co-headlined the Florida […]

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Florida Sire Stakes Day Features $410,568 Rainbow 6 Carryover

Gulfstream Park’s FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes program, featuring the $100,000 Dr. Fager and $100,000 Desert Vixen, will have a 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover Saturday of $410,568.05. First race post is 12:15 p.m. Multiple winning tickets Friday in the Rainbow 6 returned $422.36. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique […]

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Cajun Firecracker Upsets Fully Loaded In FSS Dr. Fager Division

Shadybrook Farm’s Cajun Firecracker upset heavily favored Fully Loaded in Saturday’s $100,000 Dr. Fager Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes. Trainer Michael Yates’ homebred colt scored at odds of 7-1, a small price compared to the odds that were stacked against his sire Cajun Breeze’s stallion career. A tough-as-nails warrior who had amassed earnings of nearly […]

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Fully Loaded Is Pinchin’s Latest Florida Sire Stakes Prospect In Saturday’s Dr. Fager

Fully Loaded looms as a short-priced favorite in Saturday’s $100,000 Dr. Fager Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park on the strength of strong showings in his two lifetime starts. The undefeated colt also has the added cache of being associated with a trainer with a proven record of excellence in the […]

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$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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Manuel Ycaza: Fiery On-Track, A Gentleman Off The Track

In my mind’s eye, I can still see Manuel Ycaza on Dr. Fager as they wheeled into the clubhouse turn in the Jersey Derby at Garden State Park on May 30, 1967. One of the greatest race horses of all time, Dr. Fager would go on to win by 6 ½ lengths, only to be […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Long-Time Assistant Clerk Of Scales Eddie Brown

Veteran racetracker Eddie Brown, currently assistant to the clerk of scales for the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), is this week’s guest on Across the Board with Andy Serling, now available for download. Brown joined Serling on the morning of January 20 at Aqueduct Racetrack to talk about his more than six decades of working […]

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