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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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Breeders’ Cup ‘On The Radar’ For Gulfstream In Reality Winner Chance It

Chance It’s obvious talent wasn’t in question leading up to Saturday’s $400,000 In Reality Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The prospect of the son of Currency Swap carrying his abundant talent around two turns, though, was a subject of debate leading up to the third leg […]

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Two Sixty Takes My Dear Girl Florida Sire Stakes In Front-Running Fashion

A finicky young filly who prefers to be left alone got her wish Saturday, breaking on top in the $400,000 My Dear Girl Division of the Florida Sire Stakes and pulling away for a convincing victory at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The winning performance by Two Sixty was a far cry from her […]

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Juvenile Rivalry In Florida Sire Stakes Anchors Gulfstream Card Worth $1.3 Million

Stonehedge LLC’s Liam’s Lucky Charm and Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It are ready to battle for 2019 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes supremacy in Saturday’s $400,000 In Reality at Gulfstream Park. The In Reality, the 1 1/16-mile final leg of the lucrative series for 2-year-old colts and geldings sired by nominated stallions standing in Florida, […]

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Ceci Valentina Chases $400,000, Win Number Two In Florida Sire Stakes Series

Amalio Ruiz-Lozano’s Ceci Valentina is scheduled to seek her second straight victory in the 2019 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series Saturday in the $400,000 My Dear Girl at Gulfstream Park. The My Dear Girl, the 1 1/16-mile final leg of the lucrative series for 2-year-old fillies sired by nominated stallions standing in Florida, will co-headline […]

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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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Liam’s Lucky Charm Out-Duels Chance It In FSS Affirmed

Stonehedge LLC’s Liam’s Lucky Charm prevailed by a neck over heavily favored Chance It following a stretch-long battle to win Saturday’s $200,000 Affirmed at Gulfstream Park, providing trainer Ralph Nicks with his third straight success in the second leg of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes. “It was a tremendous race, a tremendous battle between two […]

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Ceci Valentina Upsets FSS Susan’s Girl At 12-1

Trainer Angel Rodriguez couldn’t pick out his horse Saturday in the early going of the $200,000 Susan’s Girl, the middle leg of the FTBOA’s Florida Sire Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Rodriguez expected Ceci Valentina (Prospective) to be close to the front. “Where is she? Where is she?” Rodriguez said he kept telling himself. No worries. […]

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Weekend Lineup: High-Class Juvenile Racing Tops Holiday Schedule

The summer meets at Saratoga and Del Mar will finish with a flourish this Labor Day weekend — a combined five Grade 1 races are on tap coast-to-coast, with an emphasis on 2-year-olds. Plus, the Colonial Downs meet in New Kent, Va., continues with the Virginia Derby, Gulfstream Park hosts a pair of $200,000 races […]

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After Generating Early Buzz, Chance It Heads To Affirmed Division Of Florida Sire Stakes

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It will once again have the opportunity to live up to the hype in Saturday’s $200,000 Affirmed Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The seven-furlong Affirmed will co-headline Saturday’s program with the $200,000 Susan’s Girl Division for fillies in the second leg of the series for […]

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