December 9, 2023 Edition

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Florida-bred Shaq Diesel (#4) - SV Photography

Shaq Diesel Edges Dean Delivers to Win Florida Sire Stakes Marion County


Veteran jockey Joe Bravo produced a well-timed ride aboard Shaq Diesel to nose out Dean Delivers at the wire and win the $100,000 Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association Florida Sire Stakes Marion County at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday.

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Inside This Issue

 Shaw Diesel Edges Dean Delivers in FSS Marion County

Bluefield Chases Down Dream Concerto to Win FSS City of Ocala

Noted Takes Pulpit at GP

• 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.

E31 – Farmland Preservation Invasion

FTBOA's Lonny Powell and Bernie Little of Horse Farms Forever break down the proposed RaceTrac truck stop invasion of the Farmland Preservation Area.

Florida-bred Bluefield - SV Photography

Bluefield Chases Down Dream Concert To Win Florida Sire Stakes City of Ocala


Ed Pendray and Edward A. Seltzer’s Bluefield used a ground saving trip around the far turn, tipped out to the two path turning for home then arrested front-running Dream Concert in the final strides to win the $100,000 Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association Florida Sire Stakes City of Ocala at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday. The 7-year-old mare won her first stakes race in defeating six other eligible fillies and mares by registered Florida stallions going seven furlongs.

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North American Breeders’ Cup Stallion Nomination Deadline Closes Dec. 15

The Breeders’ Cup issued a reminder that all North American stallion nominations to the Breeders’ Cup program for the 2024 breeding season are due by Friday, Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. A $100 (USD) initial payment must accompany the nomination form at the deadline. 

All stallions standing in North America are eligible to be nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program on an annual basis. The nomination fee is equal to the advertised stud fee, but not less than $1,000 (USD). Following the receipt of the initial $100 deposit, Breeders’ Cup will send quarterly invoices to the individual nominators through the remainder of the breeding season. New stallions have 90 days from their first cover to be nominated.

All foals sired by a nominated Breeders' Cup stallion are eligible for nomination to the Breeders' Cup program in their year of birth for a one-time fee of $400 by Oct. 15 or by payment of a $1,500 late fee by Feb. 28 of the following year.

Scott Spieth – SV Photography


Jockey Scott Spieth is approaching a personal milestone of 5,000 Thoroughbred career wins in North America (US and Canada). Through racing Saturday, Dec. 9, Spieth was at 4,994 wins. Spieth has two mounts Wednesday at Tampa Bay Downs.

Noted - Adam Coglianese Photo

Noted Makes Successful Return to Turf in Pulpit

Florida-bred Reminder Second


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL-Repole Stable's Grade 2-placed Noted, back on turf following a disappointing effort in the Grade 1 Fanduel Breeders' Cup Juvenile presented by the TAA, found running room late and held off fast-closing Florida-bred Reminder to win Saturday's $100,000 Pulpit by a neck at Gulfstream Park.

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Friday, December 8

All Times Eastern

Oaklawn Park

$150,000 Advent S.

Won by Valentine Candy (Ky)

2-year-olds, 5 ½ furlongs

........ Drewmania (#8) Tenth

Saturday, December 9

All Times Eastern

Gulfstream Park

$100,000 Wait A While S.

Won by Ozara (Ire)

2-year-old fillies, 7 ½ furlongs turf

........ Great Venezuela (#5) Third

........ Mist (#8) Tenth


Tampa Bay Downs

$100,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Marion County

Won by Shaq Diesel (Fla)

Eligible colts and geldings, 3-year-olds and older by registered Florida stallions, 7 furlongs

........ Zydeceaux (Cajun Breeze) (#1) Seventh

........ Khozeiress (Khozan) (#2) Sixth

........ The Skipper Too (Brethren) (#3) Fifth

........ Shaq Diesel (Khozan) (#4) Winner

........ Dean Delivers (Cajun Breeze) (#5) Second

........ Willy Boi (Uncaptured) (#6) Fourth

........ Big Martini (The Big Beast) (#7) Third

Tampa Bay Downs

$100,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes City of Ocala

Won by Bluefield (Fla)

Eligible Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older by register Florida stallion, 7 furlongs

........ Hihellohowareyou (Awesome Slew) (#1) Sixth

........ Bluefield (Field Commission) (#2) Winner

........ Atomically (Girvin) (#3) Third

........ Charlie’s Wish (First Dude) (#4) Fifth

........ Delta Charm (Khozan) (#5) Seventh

........ Pacific Princess (Prospective) (#6) Fourth

........ Dream Concert (Jess’s Dream) (#7) Second

Gulfstream Park

$100,000 Pulpit S.

Won by Noted (Ky)

2-year-olds, 7 ½ furlongs turf

........ Prevent (#1) Sixth

........ Reminder (#4) Second

........ General Ledger (#7) Fourth

Friday, December 15

All Times Eastern

Remington Park

$75,000 Trapeze S.

[Race 7, 8:54 p.m.]

2-year-old fillies, one mile

........ Singsational (#6)

Saturday, December 16

All Times Eastern

Gulfstream Park

$100,000 H. Allen Jerkens H.

Plus $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred win Bonus

[Race 11, 5:02 p.m.]

3-year-olds and older, 2 miles turf

........ Knox (#6)

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