May 11, 2024 Edition

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Inside This Issue

• Florida-bred Gabaldon Upsets Royal Palm Juvenile

• Honey Dijon Chooses Horseshoe Indianapolis Handicap

• This Day in Florida History - Richman Wins Illinois Derby

Florida-breds in the 2024 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale

• Milestones

• Florida-breds in Stakes

• Florida Stallion Progeny

• Florida Breeders' List

• W2W Business Place

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Florida-bred Gabaldon - ©Lauren King Photo

Florida-bred Gabaldon Sprints to Upset Victory in Royal Palm Juvenile

Son of Gone Astray Earns Invitation to Royal Ascot and $10,000 FTBOA Florida-Bred Bonus


Florida-bred Gabaldon fired an impressive debut to upset the $110,000 Royal Palm Juvenile at odds of 16-1 at Gulfstream Park Saturday, earning an invitation to one of six juvenile stakes at Great Britain's prestigious Royal Ascot meet in June.

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Florida-bred Honey Dijon - ©Ryan Thompson

Florida-bred Champion Honey Dijon Scratches Out of Mamzelle for Horseshoe Indianapolis Handicap


Brad Grady's Honey Dijon scratched out of Saturday's $225,000 Mamzelle at Churchill and will instead make her first start of the year in the $150,000 Horseshoe Indianapolis Handicap for 3-year-old fillies at one-mile on the turf at Horseshoe Indianapolis Wednesday.

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Equine are big business in Florida. Tammy Gantt & Steve Koch share new economic impact estimates.

The Florida Horse Podcast

E41 – FTBOA CEO Lonny Powell Interviews FTBOA Lobbyist Jon Rees

CEO Lonny Powell interviews FTBOA Lobbyist Jon Rees. They review recent legislative wins, acknowledge major Tallahassee supporters and celebrate outgoing FTBOA Lobbyist Matt Bryan and his 30 years of service to the Florida

Thoroughbred industry.

Florida-bred Richman, (shown winning the 1992 Jupiter Breeders' Cup Handicap at Calder) - @Raftery Photo

This Day in Florida Thoroughbred History - May 11

Richman Wins the Illinois Derby at Sportsman's Park


1991-With Jerry Bailey aboard, Florida-bred Richman won the Grade 2 Illinois Derby at Sportsman's Park for his second Derby victory.

After winning the Grade 3 Louisiana Derby with jockey Pat Day at Fair Grounds on March 3, Richman and Day teamed up to finish second to Hansel in the Grade 2 Jim Beam at Turfway Park on March 30. They then finished third in the Grade 2 Arkansas Derby won by Olympio at Oaklawn Park on April 20.

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Scott Spieth – ©SV Photography

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, May 10, Spieth was at 4,998 wins. He has no scheduled mounts.

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