November 11, 2023 Edition

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Florida-bred Loyalty (left) - Michael Burns Photo

Florida-bred Loyalty Evens the Score With Big Rally in Bessarabian


Third in last year's Grade 2 Bessarabian won by fellow Florida-bred Our Flash Drive, Antony Beck's Gainesway Stable and LNJ Foxwoods' Loyalty avenged that loss with a length-and-a-half victory in the 2023 edition of the CA$181,700 stakes at Woodbine Saturday.

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Inside This Issue

• Loyalty Evens Score in Bessarabian

Squints Upsets Juvenile Sprint

• Chi Chi Wins Second Straight Stakes in Juvenile Fillies Sprint

• HISA Town Hall Wednesday

• Florida-bred in Stakes

• Milestone Watch: Jockey Edgar Perez

• 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.

E29 – Horse Farms Forever

Sara Fennessy with Horse Farms Forever explains the mission of the organization and a call to action for Marion County land preservation.

Florida-bred Squints (center) - Ryan Thompson Photo

Squints Uses Inside Trip To Upset Juvenile Sprint

Florida-bred Colts Earns $25,000 Florida Sire Stakes Win Bonus


Jockey Hector Diaz Jr. used a ground-saving trip aboard Screen Door Stables LLC's Squints to win the $85,000 Juvenile Sprint at odds of 28-1 against six other Florida-bred 2-year-olds at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

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Florida-bred Chi Chi - Ryan Thompson Photo

Chi Chi Wins Second Straight Stakes in Juvenile Fillies Sprint


Under well navigated ride from Edwin Gonzalez, Chi Chi split horses inside the final furlong then jettisoned away from her rivals with ease to win the $60,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint as the odds-on favorite at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

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HISA Town Hall To Be Held Via Zoom Wednesday

Answering Your ADMC Questions, Part 2 HISA will hold its second virtual Town Hall to answer questions about HISA's Anti-Doping Medication and Control (ADMC) Program on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 12:30 p.m. EST. The Town Hall Will be conducted via Zoom and participants can register to participate here.

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Friday, November 10

All Times Eastern

Delta Downs

$100,000 My Trusty Cat S.

Won by Tapit Jenallie (Ky)

2-year-old fillies, 7 furlongs

..... Nana’s Corn Muffin (#3) Fourth

Saturday, November 11

All Times Eastern

Gulfstream Park

$60,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint S. Won by Chi Chi (Fla)

2-year-old Florida-bred fillies, 6 ½ furlongs

..... Chi Chi (#1) Winner

..... Avellino (#2) Fourth

..... Genuine Peril (#3) Seventh

..... Florindia (#4) Sixth

..... Epona’s Hope (#5) Fifth

..... Hepburn (#6) Second

..... Miss Sayely (#7) Third

OBS Note: Chi Chi went through the auction ring at the 2022 OBS Winter Mixed Sale where she was consigned by Stuart Morris but did not meet her reserve.

Chi Chi is a graduate of the 2022 OBS Winter Mixed Sale

Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why Laurel Park

$100,000 James F. Lewis III S.

Won by Copper Tax (Ky)

2-year-olds, 6 furlongs

..... Buccherino (#3) Sixth


Gulfstream Park

$60,000 Juvenile Sprint S.

Won by Squints (Fla)

Squints earns $25,000 Florida Sire Stakes Win Bonus

Florida-bred 2-year-olds, 6 ½ furlongs

..... Big Effect (#1) Third

..... Squints (#2) Winner

..... Private Thoughts (#3) Fifth

..... Saint No More (#4) Fourth

..... Sound of the Beast (#5) Second

..... General Ledger (#6) Seventh

..... Lace Up (#7) Sixth

OBS Note: Squints sold to Screen Door Stables for $50,000 out of the Journeyman Bloodstock Services consignment at the 2022 OBS October Yearling Sale.

Squints is a graduate of the 2022 OBS October Yearling Sale

Laurel Park

$100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go S.

Won by Hybrid Eclipse (Ky)

Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, 1 1/16 miles

..... Hashtag Lucky (#1) Sixth



CA$175,000 Bessarabian S. (Grade 2)

Won by Loyalty (Fla)

Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, 7 furlongs synthetic

..... Our Flash Drive (#2) Fourth

..... Loyalty (#7) Winner

..... Midnight Stroll (#13) Twelfth

Sunday, November 12

All Times Eastern


$35,000 Alston Cup S.

Not Black Type

[Race 4, 3:15 p.m.]

3-year-olds, 2 1/16 miles (Hurdle)

..... Get Khozy (#4)

Friday, November 17

All Times Eastern


$150,000 Autumn Days S.

[Race 8, 3:42 p.m.]

Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, six furlongs

..... All That Magic (#1)

Milestone Watch

Jockey Edgar Perez is approaching a personal milestone of 1,000 Thoroughbred career wins. Through racing on Saturday, Nov. 11, Perez has 997 wins in North America (US and Canada) plus two wins in Puerto Rico for a total of 999 wins.

Edgar Perez has six mounts Sunday and five mounts Friday, both at Gulfstream Park.

Edgar Perez - Coady Photography

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