October 31, 2023 Edition

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Florida-bred Speed Boat Beach

– Scott Serio Eclipse Sportswire Photo

Speed Boat Beach 3-1 Second Choice in Breeders' Cup Sprint


ARCADIA, CA-Florida-bred Speed Boat Beach was labeled the 3-1 second choice and drew post position seven for the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Sprint to be run Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Trainer Bob Baffert said he is thrilled with the draw and how the 3-year-old colt is training up to the race.

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Inside This Issue

• Speed Boat Beach 3-1 Second Choice in Breeders' Cup Sprint

Robert Pastor Obituary

NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

• 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

Robert Pastor Obituary

Robert Louis Pastor, 80, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Oct. 16, 2023, in Ocala, Florida. He was born Jan. 3, 1943, to Louis Joseph Pastor and Elva Jean Pastor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bob graduated from Duquesne University with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

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Friday, November 3

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Time Passage – Ryan Thompson Photo

Gulfstream Park

$65,000 Our Dear Peggy S.

Plus $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred Win Bonus

[Race 3, 1:50 p.m.]

2-year-old fillies, one mile and 70 yards synthetic

..... Singing Sandra (#1)

..... Dancing N Dixie (#6)


Gulfstream Park

$65,000 Cellars Shiraz S.

Plus $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred Win Bonus

[Race 8, 4:18 p.m.]

2-year-olds, one mile and 70 yards synthetic

..... Flakes (#4)

..... Coco (#5)

..... Time Passage (#6)

Santa Anita Park

$1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (Grade 1)

[Race 5, 5:00 p.m.]

2-year-olds, 5 furlongs turf

..... Shards (#7)

..... April Vintage (AE#15)

Saturday, November 4

All Times Eastern

Gulfstream Park

$65,000 Armed Forces S.

Plus $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred Win Bonus

[Race 5, 2:45 p.m.]

2-year-olds, one mile and 70 yards synthetic

..... El Principito (#4)

..... Prevent (#6)

..... Brawn (#7)

..... Reminder (#8)

Gulfstream Park

$65,000 Showing Up S.

Plus $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred Win Bonus

[Race 10, 5:59 p.m.]

3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles synthetic

..... Anamnestic (#3)

..... Souper Blessing (#5)

..... Smart Striker (#8)

Santa Anita Park

$6,000,000 Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (Grade 1)

[Race 9, 6:40 p.m.]

3-year-olds and up, 1 ¼ miles

..... Clapton (#7)

Santa Anita Park

$2,000,000 Qatar Racing Breeders' Cup Sprint (Grade 1)

[Race 11, 8:00 p.m.]

3-year-olds and up, 6 furlongs

..... Speed Boat Beach (#7)

Edgar Perez - Coady Photography

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 Tuesday, October 31, Perez has 999 wins.

Perez has two mounts at Gulfstream Park Friday.

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

Jockey - Tyler Gaffalione

Morning Line Odds - 15 -1

Post Position - 7

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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 Bayern-Sophia Mia, by Pioneerof the Nile

Breeder - Caperlane Farm

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

Trainer - Bob Baffert

Jockey - Mike Smith

Morning Line Odds - 3 -1

Post Position - 7

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Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (Grade 1)

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

Nov. 3 - Santa Anita Park

April Vintage

By Vino Rosso–Beautissimo, by Uncle Mo

Breeder - Loren Nichols

Owner - Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.

Trainer - Peter Miller

Jockey - Joel Rosario

Morning Line Odds - 20-1

Post Position - 15AE


By Bucchero–Cynthia’s Fury, by Utopia (Jpn)

Breeder - Craig L. Wheeler

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

Trainer - Kelsey Danner

Jockey - Adam Beschezza

Morning Line Odds - 15-1

Post Position - 7

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