January 8, 2024 Edition

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Inside This Issue

Florida Stallion Spotlight – Simplification

Powell Speaks at NCLGS Winter Meeting

• Florida-breds in Stakes

• Florida Stallion Progeny

• Florida Breeders' List

• W2W Business Place

Florida-bred Simplification – Lauren King Photo

Florida Stallion Simplification Stands at Pleasant Acres


Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series of Stallion Reviews by Avalyn Hunter that will highlight Florida stallions. These reviews will be featured in upcoming Monday issues of Wire to Wire.

The Florida stallion roster for 2024 is a nice mix of proven stallions and exciting new prospects.

Among the latter is Simplification, who is entering stud at Pleasant Acres Stallions at an introductory fee of $6,500. The 2022 Florida-bred Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male returns home to the Sunshine State with excellent credentials, combining race record, conformation and pedigree in an attractive package.

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Powell Speaks at NCLGS Winter Meeting

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' & Owners' Association CEO Lonny Powell joined a panel of racing experts on Jan. 5 for the Pari-Mutuel Committee session at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States during their annual winter meeting in Fort Lauderdale.

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Mondays: Florida Stallion Series - Simplification

Tuesdays: Member Spotlight – Mike and Martha Borchetta

Wednesday: Board Member – Mike Hall

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

The Florida Horse Podcast

E32 –Stallion Series - Journeyman Stud

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

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 Monday, Jan. 8, Spieth was at 4,995 wins. He has one mount on Wednesday at Tampa Bay Downs.

Saturday, January 6

All Times Eastern

Gulfstream Park

$125,000 Ginger Brew S.

Won by Ozara (Ire)

3-year-old fillies, one mile turf

........ Dancing N Dixie (#3) Sixth

Gulfstream Park

$100,000 Limehouse

Louie the Sun King earns $6,000 in FTBOA Florida-bred bonus money

Won by Ship to Shore (NJ)

3-year-olds, 6 furlongs

........ Louie the Sun King (#5) Second

Gulfstream Park

$125,000 Dania Beach S.

Won by Tocayo (Md)

3-year-olds, one mile turf

........ Reminder (#5) Scratched

Sunday, January 7

All Times Eastern

Gulfstream Park

$100,000 Glitter Woman S.

Won by Into Champagne (Ky)

3-year-old fillies, 6 furlongs

........ Let Them Watch (#2) Fourth

Saturday, January 13

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Charlie's Wish - Ryan Thompson photo

Gulfstream Park

$75,000 Sunshine Filly and Mare Turf S.

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

[Race 5, 2:08 p.m.]

Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and older, one mile

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

........ Charlie’s Wish (#2)

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

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

........ Tracy Ann’s Legacy (#5)

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

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

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