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Half-Brother To G1 Winner Jackson Bend Scores Sunday Stakes Win

Jacks or Better Farm’s Positively Awesome remained undefeated Sunday at Gulfstream Park, where the 2-year-old homebred colt did his family proud with a 2 ¾-length triumph in the $75,000 Kodiak Island. The Florida-bred son of Awesome of Course established himself as a leading contender for the upcoming FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series in the 5 […]

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Garter And Tie Breaks His Maiden In Florida Sire Stakes’ Affirmed Division

Jacks or Better Farm’s Fred Brei was given even more incentive to win the $200,000 Affirmed Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday after former trainer Stanley Gold saddled Arindel’s Cookie Dough for a triumph in the $200,000 Susan’s Girl Division of the series for 2-year-olds sired by nominated stallions standing […]

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Proposed Florida Highway Would Cut Through Ocala-Area Farms

The Coastal Connector, a proposed highway connecting north Central Florida and Tampa would cut through a number of Thoroughbred farms in the Ocala area, according to Ocala.com. Reaction to the project from breeders was not favorable. “I think it’s crap,” Fred Brei, owner of Jacks Or Better Farm, told Ocala.com. “I’m left with a strip […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Jackson Bend Going Back To His Roots In Retirement

Jackson Bend is, in some ways, horse racing’s Brett Favre. He has retired more than once, but that hasn’t always meant he was done toying with his competition. The Jacks or Better Farm homebred was conditioning for the Grade 1 Forego at Saratoga in 2012 when he collided with a loose horse at the Oklahoma […]

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Casse Among New Board Members For Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ And Owners’ Association

Mark Casse, Richard Kent and Sheila DiMare have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association board of directors while Joe O’Farrell and Fred Brei return to the board, it was confirmed at their board meeting today. Each of them will serve three-year terms that will run through 2018. Leaving the board because […]

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Gold Mining For Victories in Sire Stakes Divisions At Gulfstream Park

Trainer Stanley Gold is gearing up for the start of the 2015 Florida Sire Stakes series Saturday at Gulfstream Park, hoping to celebrate his 68th birthday with victories in the $200,000 Dr. Fager Division and the $200,000 Desert Vixen Division. Having teamed with Fred Brei’s Jacks or Better Farm for a record 16 Florida Sire Stakes […]

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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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‘Hands-On’ Approach Part of Successful Recipe for Jacks or Better Farm

With a resume of 12 victories in the Florida Sire Stakes, including three division sweeps of the three-leg series for 2-year-olds, Fred and Jane Brei’s Jacks or Better Farm must be doing something right. They’re also doing things a little bit differently at their 88-acre Ocala farm. Fred Brei attributes the farm’s success to the […]

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Gulfstream Park Kicks Off Juvenile Stakes Season on Saturday

Owner/breeder Jacks or Better Farm and trainer Stanley Gold have been well-represented in juvenile stakes in South Florida in recent years. They have also been frequent visitors to the winner’s circle. Jackson Bend, Awesome Feather and Fort Loudon, most notably, all parlayed sweeps of their respective divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes into graded-stakes success. […]

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