January 19, 2024 Edition

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Florida-bred Me and Mr C – Coady Photography

Me and Mr. C Looks to Regain Winning Form in Sunshine Turf


Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher's Me and Mr. C, a winner of three consecutive stakes during the summer, looks to return to his winning ways Sunday at Gulfstream Park in the $75,000 Sunshine Turf.

The mile-and-one-sixteenth Sunshine Turf is for Florida-bred, 4-year-olds and older at a mile-and-an-eighth on the grass and offers a $20,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Top 3 Bonus on a 50%-30%-20% scale. 

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Inside This Issue

Me and Mr. C Looks to Regain Winning Form in Sunshine Turf

Ms. Bucchero Set to Try Upset in What A Summer

This Day in Florida Thoroughbred History - January 19

• Florida-breds in Stakes

• Florida Stallion Progeny

• Florida Breeders' List

• W2W Business Place

The Florida Horse Podcast

Nick de Meric a thoroughbred consignor and member of the Florida Thoroughbred industry.

E33 –2024 Florida Racing Incentives

In episode 33, FTBOA's Steve Koch, hosted by Tammy Gantt, describes the 66% increase in Florida-Bred Racing Incentives for 2024.

Jim McCue Photo

Ms. Bucchero Set to Try Upset in What A Summer


Florida-bred Ms. Bucchero will use her last-out victory against allowance horses as a springboard to a possible upset in the $100,000 What A Summer at Laurel Park Saturday. The Diane Morici trainee is 20-1 on the morning line for the six furlong tilt that has attracted a field of nine fillies and mares.

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Florida-bred Ron the Greek – Courtney Heeney Photo

This Day in Florida Thoroughbred History - January 19

Ron the Greek Won Sunshine Millions Classic


2013 - After finishing fourth in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (Grade 1) won by Fort Larned, Florida-bred Ron the Greek returned to Florida to dominate the Sunshine Million Classic at Gulfstream Park-winning by 11 ¼ lengths.

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Monday: Florida Stallion Series - Cajun Breeeze

Tuesday: Member Spotlight – Reid Nagle

Wednesday: Board Member – Francis Vanlangendonck

Scott Spieth – SV Photography

Milestone Watch

Jockey Scott Spieth is approaching a personal milestone of 5,000 Thoroughbred career wins in North America (US and Canada). Through racing Friday, Jan. 19, Spieth was at 4,996 wins. He has one mount on Sunday and two on Wednesday at Tampa Bay Downs and one on Wednesday at Gulfstream Park.

Friday, January 19

All Times Eastern

Sunland Park

$65,000 Bold Ego H.

[Race 7, 5:01 p.m.]

Fillies and mares, 4-years-old and older, 5 ½ furlongs

........ Brashanknowit (#1) Scratched


Sunland Park

$100,000 Riley Allison Derby

[Race 9, 5:54 p.m.]

3-year-olds, one mile

........ Norwegian Callum (#8) Scratched

Saturday, January 20

All Times Eastern

Khozeiress – Ryan Thompson Photo

Laurel Park

$100,000 What A Summer S.

[Race 8, 4:02 p.m.]

Fillies and mares, 4-years-old and older, 6 furlongs

........ Ms. Bucchero (#1)

Gulfstream Park

$75,000 Sunshine Classic S.

Plus $20,000 Florida Sire Stakes Top 3 Bonus (50%-30%-20%)

[Race 9, 4:06 p.m.]

Florida-bred 4-year-olds and older, 1 1/16 miles

........ Octane (#1) FSS

........ Lure Him In (#2) FSS

........ Cashier Check (#3)

........ Khozeiress (#4) FSS

........ Slim Slow Slider (#5)

........ The Skipper Too (#6) FSS

........ Granted Success (#7) FSS

Sunday, January 21

All Times Eastern

Souper Blessing – Ryan Thompson Photo

Gulfstream Park

$75,000 Sunshine Turf S.

Plus $20,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Top 3 Bonus (50%-30%-20%)

[Race 8, 3:36 p.m.]

Florida-bred 4-year-olds and older, 1 1/16 miles turf

........ Me and Mr. C (#1) FSS

........ Forever Souper (#2)

........ Max K. O. (#3) Scratched

........ Boppy O (#4) 

........ Roaring Forties (#5)

........ Space Runner (#6) 

........ Souper Blessing (#7)

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