October 25, 2023 Edition

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Roadster – Jon Siegel Photo

Ocala Stud Announces 2024 Stallion Roster and Fees


OCALA, FL–Ocala Stud has set 2024 stud fees for its roster of nine stallions for the upcoming breeding season, led by Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby-winner Roadster who will stand his second season at stud for $7,500 S&N. Colonel Liam, a three-time Grade 1-winning millionaire, will also stand his second season for a fee of $6,500 S&N. Seeking the Soul and Win Win Win were each represented by first yearlings in 2023 and will once again stand for $5,000 S&N.

Roadster, a son of perennial leading sire Quality Road, proved an impressive winner of the $1 million Santa Anita Derby in 2019. In a determined win, he defeated stablemate Game Winner—the previous year’s Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old male champion—with a sustained stretch rally after circling his rivals three-wide on the far turn.

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Inside This Issue

Ocala Stud Announces 2024 Stallion Roster and Fees

Four Florida-breds Pre-Entered for 2023 Breeders' Cup

The Jockey Club's T.I.P. Announces Non-Competition Award Winners

NTRA Unveils New Safety Campaign

• Florida-bred in Stakes

• Milestone Watch: Jockey Edgar Perez

• Florida-breds Breeders' Cup Contenders

• 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.

E28 – The New FTBOA Website and New Wire to Wire Format

Brock Sheridan, Editor-In-Chief of Florida Equine Communications and

Steve Koch, FTBOA Assoc. VP, Operations

Four Florida-breds Pre-Entered for 2023 Breeders' Cup


Florida Thoroughbred Breeders are represented by four Florida-breds among the 205 contenders pre-entered for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be run Nov. 3-4 at Santa Anita Park.

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The Jockey Club's T.I.P. Announces Non-Competition Award Winners


LEXINGTON, KY-The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program today announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards, the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award, for 2023.

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Kat – Special Equestrians Therapeutic Riding Center.

NTRA Unveils New Safety Campaign


Lexington, KY-The National Thoroughbred Racing Association today announced the launch of a new campaign, "Safety Takes The Lead," highlighting the sport's recent enhanced safety and welfare protocols, as well as its commitment to do more.

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Friday, October 27

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Let Them Watch - Ryan Thompson Photo


$200,000 Myrtlewood S.

[Race 9, 5:16 p.m.]

2-year-old fillies, 6 furlongs

..... Let Them Watch (#8)

Saturday, October 28

All Times Eastern


$25,000 Con Jackson Claiming Stakes

[Race 10, 7:15 p.m.]

Not Black Type

3-year-olds and older, 1 ¼ miles

..... Thirty Seconds Out (#3)

Milestone Watch

Jockey Edgar Perez is approaching a personal milestone of 1,000 Thoroughbred career wins in North America (US and Canada). Through racing on Wednesday, October 25, Perez was at 997 wins.

He has six mounts Friday at Gulfstream Park.

Edgar Perez - Coady Photography

Florida-bred Speed Boat Beach - Benoit Photo

Florida-bred 2023 Breeders’ Cup Contenders


Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade 1)

$6 million, 3-year-olds and older, 1 1/4 miles

Nov. 4 - Santa Anita Park


By Brethren–Alexandra Rylee, by Afleet Alex

Breeder - Arindel

Owner - RRR Racing

Trainer - Chad Summers

Click Here for Breeders' Cup Classic Contenders

Qatar Racing Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Grade 1)

$2 million, 3-year-olds and older, 6 furlongs

Nov. 4 - Santa Anita Park

Speed Boat Beach

By BayernSophia Mia, by Pioneerof the Nile

Breeder - Caperlane Farm

Owners - Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson, Paul Weitman

Trainer - Bob Baffert

Click Here for Breeders' Cup Sprint Contenders

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint Turf (Grade 1)

$1 million, 2-year-olds, 5 furlongs turf

Nov. 3 - Santa Anita Park

April Vintage

By Vino RossoBeautissimo, by Uncle Mo

Breeder - Loren Nichols

Owner - Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.

Trainer - Peter Miller


By BuccheroCynthia’s Fury, by Utopia (Jpn)

Breeder - Craig L. Wheeler

Owner - NBS Stable, Crown’s Way Racing LLC, Kevin Marko

Trainer - Kelsey Danner

Click Here for Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Contenders
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