January 15, 2024 Edition

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Roadster - Louise Reinagel Photo

Stallion Spotlight: Roadster's Sophomore Year Standing at Ocala Stud


One of the challenges for any stallion station is to maintain both quality and diversity of bloodlines in its stallion roster. Ocala Stud's second-year sire Roadster, checks off both boxes. A Grade 1 winner, he is a son of five-time top-ten sire Quality Road and a member of the Gone West branch of the Mr. Prospector male line, which also includes important sires Speightstown and Mr. Greeley.

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Inside This Issue

Florida Stallion Spotlight - Roadster's Sophomore Year at Ocala Stud

• First foal of 2024 for Chance It

This Day in Florida Thoroughbred History -

• 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.

E32 –Stallion Series - Journeyman Stud

In episode 32, host Tammy Gantt joins Brent and Crystal Fernung of Journeyman Stud for a 2024 stallion preview.

Foal by Chance It out of Navigatorsdaughter, by Henrythenavigator - Photo Courtesy Shooting Star Press Office

First Foal of 2024 by Chance It is a Colt


WILLISTON, FL-The first reported foal of 2024 by Journeyman Stud stallion Chance It, a colt bred by Edgar Coto, was born on Jan. 12 in Morriston, Fla. The colt is out of the Henrythenavigator mare Navigatorsdaughter.

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Wire to Wire would love to feature a photo of your Florida-bred foals. To submit your foal pictures for publication, please send them via email to Brock Sheridan: bsheridan@ftboa.com. (jpeg format preferred)

Please include the name of the Florida breeder, sire, dam and grandsire of the foal and location. Photo credit accepted.

Florida-bred Big Drama (shown winning the 2010 Breeders' Cup Sprint) - Reed Palmer Photo

This Day in Florida Thoroughbred History - January 15

Big Drama Wins the Grade 3 Mr. Prospector at Gulfstream Park


2011 - Making his first start of 2011 after winning the Grade 1 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs in November of 2010, Florida-bred Big Drama set a new Gulfstream Park track record for six furlongs in 1:08.12 with a four-length victory in the Grade 3 Mr. Prospector on Jan. 15.

The record still stands today.

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Milestone Watch

Jockey Scott Spieth is approaching a personal milestone of 5,000 Thoroughbred career wins in North America (US and Canada). Through racing Monday, Jan. 15, Spieth was at 4,996 wins. He has three mounts at Tampa Bay Downs on Friday.

Scott Spieth – SV Photography

Saturday, January 13

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Mystic Lake - SV Photography

Tampa Bay Downs

$50,000 Wayward Lass S.

Won by Opus Forty Two (Ky)

Fillies and mares, 4-years-old and older, 1 1/16 miles

........ Dream Concert (#4) Second


Tampa Bay Downs

$125,000 Gasparilla S.

Won by Mystic Lake (Fla)

Mystic Lake earns $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred win bonus

3-year-old fillies, 7 furlongs

........ Mystic Lake (#1) Winner

........ Girvin’s Princess (#5) Fifth

........ Genuine Peril (#7) Fourth

OBS Note: Mystic Lake is a two-time graduate of OBS having first sold for $3,500 to Tom McCrocklin, agent at the 2022 October Yearling Sale where she was consigned by Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck's Summerfield. McCrocklin then sold her for $130,000 to Turf Express Racing Partners at the 2023 OBS March Sale.

Mystic Lake is a two-time graduate of OBS

Tampa Bay Downs

$125,000 Pasco S.

Won by Book 'em Danno (NJ)

3-year-olds, 7 furlongs

........ Banded Rocket (#5) Sixth

........ El Principito (#6) Fourth

........ Rathmore (#7) Third

Sunday, January 14

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Sweet Dani Girl - Ryan Thompson photo

Gulfstream Park

$75,000 Sunshine Filly and Mare Turf S.

Won by Sweet Dani Girl (Fla)

Sweet Dani Girl earns $10,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Top 3 Bonus

Charlie’s Wish earns $4,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Top 3 Bonus

Florida-bred Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and older, one mile turf

........ Both Sides (#1) Fifth

........ Charlie’s Wish (#2) Third

........ Baby Steps (#3) Second

........ Sweet Dani Girl (#4) Winner

........ Tracy Ann’s Legacy (#5) Seventh

........ Thelastbulletsmine (#6) Fourth

........ Time Passage (#7) Sixth

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)


Sunland Park

$100,000 Riley Allison Derby

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

3-year-olds, one mile

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

Saturday, January 20

All Times Eastern

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

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