January 13, 2024 Edition

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Florida-bred Mystic Lake - SV Photography

Popular Florida-bred Mystic Lake Wires Gasparilla For First Stakes Victory

Filly Earns $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred Win Bonus


Florida-bred Mystic Lake appeased her many backers Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, galloping to an easy three-length victory in the $75,000 Gasparilla as the odds-on favorite in the seven-furlong test.

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Inside This Issue

Florida-bred Mystic Lake Wires Gasparilla

• Sweet Dani Girl to Defend Title in Sunshine Filly & Mare Turf

Fierceness Works for Holy Bull

• 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.

E32 –Stallion Series - Journeyman Stud

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

Florida-bred Sweet Dani Girl - Lauren King Photo

Sweet Dani Girl is Again One To Beat in Sunshine Filly & Mare Turf


Sweet Dani Girl is the heavy favorite to defend her title in the $75,000 Sunshine Filly & Mare Turf on Sunday as the Christophe Clement trainee is 4-5 on the morning line of the one-mile test for Florida-bred fillies and mares on the Gulfstream Park turf.

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Fierceness - Adam Coglianese Photo

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Hero Fierceness Works for Holy Bull


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL-Repole Stable's Fierceness, the favorite to be named champion 2-year-old male of 2023 following his dominant victory in the Grade 1 FanDuel Breeders' Cup Juvenile presented by TAA, remains on track to make his sophomore debut in the $250,000 Holy Bull (G3) Feb.

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Monday: Florida Stallion Series - Roadster

Tuesday: Member Spotlight – Vanessa Nye

Wednesday: Board Member – Jerry Campbell

Milestone Watch

Jockey Scott Spieth is approaching a personal milestone of 5,000 Thoroughbred career wins in North America (US and Canada). Through racing Saturday, Jan. 13, Spieth was at 4,996 wins. He has no scheduled mounts.

Scott Spieth – SV Photography

Saturday, January 13

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Mystic Lake - SV Photography

Tampa Bay Downs

$50,000 Wayward Lass S.

Won by Opus Forty Two (Ky)

Fillies and mares, 4-years-old and older, 1 1/16 miles

........ Dream Concert (#4) Second


Tampa Bay Downs

$125,000 Gasparilla S.

Won by Mystic Lake (Fla)

Mystic Lake earns $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred win bonus

3-year-old fillies, 7 furlongs

........ Mystic Lake (#1) Winner

........ Girvin’s Princess (#5) Fifth

........ Genuine Peril (#7) Fourth

OBS Note: Mystic Lake is a two-time graduate of OBS having first sold for $3,500 to Tom McCrocklin, agent at the 2022 October Yearling Sale where she was consigned by Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck's Summerfield. McCrocklin then sold her for $130,000 to Turf Express Racing Partners at the 2023 OBS March Sale.

Mystic Lake is a two-time graduate of OBS

Tampa Bay Downs

$125,000 Pasco S.

Won by Book 'em Danno (NJ)

3-year-olds, 7 furlongs

........ Banded Rocket (#5) Sixth

........ El Principito (#6) Fourth

........ Rathmore (#7) Third

Sunday, January 14

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Charlie's Wish - Ryan Thompson photo

Gulfstream Park

$75,000 Sunshine Filly and Mare Turf S.

Plus $20,000 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 turf

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

........ Charlie’s Wish (#2)

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

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

........ Tracy Ann’s Legacy (#5)

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

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

Friday, January 19

All Times Eastern

Sunland Park

$65,000 Bold Ego H.

[Race 7, 5:01 p.m.]

Fillies and mares, 4-years-old and older, 5 ½ furlongs

........ Brashanknowit (#1)


Sunland Park

$100,000 Riley Allison Derby

[Race 9, 6:54 p.m.]

3-year-olds, one mile

........ Norwegian Callum (#8)

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