September 23, 2023 Edition

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Florida-bred Damon's Mound/Bill Denver EQUI-PHOTO

Damon's Mound Splashes Home in Gallant Bob for Second Straight Stakes Victory


Florida-bred Damon's Mound produced his second straight score against added-money company Saturday as the Florida-bred colt won the Grade 2 Gallant Bob at Parx Racing by a determined length-and-a-quarter over a sloppy and sealed six furlongs.

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Inside This Issue

• Damon's Mound Wins Second Straight Stakes in Gallant Bob

• Big and Classy Lives Up to Name in Jackson Bend

• Dozen Sprinters Invited to Princess Rooney

• Florida-bred in Stakes

• Florida-breds Selling at Keeneland

• W2W Business Place

The Florida Horse Podcast

Nick de Meric a thoroughbred consignor and member of the Florida Thoroughbred industry.

E25 – Dr. Saundra Tenbroeck

Getting to know UF Animal Sciences’ Dr. Tenbroeck.

Florida-bred Big and Classy (white blinkers)/Ryan Thompson photo

Big and Classy Lives Up to Name in Jackson Bend



HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Keith Johnston and Chris Aulds' Florida-bred Big and Classy lived up to his name and the bettors' expectations Saturday at Gulfstream Park while easily capturing the $65,000 Jackson Bend overnight handicap by three-and-a-half lengths.

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Florida-bred Maryquitecontrary/

Lauren King photo

Dozen Sprinters Invited to Princess Rooney



HALLANDALE BEACH, FL-Graded-stakes winners Maryquitecontrary and Caramel Swirl; and R Adios Jersey, a four-time stakes winner in her native Florida, top a dozen horses on the main list for the $200,000 Princess Rooney Invitational (Grade 3) to be run Saturday, Oct. 7 at Gulfstream Park.

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Saturday, September 23

All Times Eastern

Parx Racing

$250,000 Turf Monster S. (Grade 3) Won by Nobody Listens (Ind)

3-year-olds and older, 5 furlongs turf

..... All That Magic (#8) Ninth

Ocala/Marion County Note: Nobody Listens is a graduate of the 2020 OBS Spring Sale where Matt Kwaikowski purchased him for $40,000 out of Greg and Karen Dodd’s Southern Chase Farm consignment. Southern Chase Farm is based in Williston, Fla.

Nobody Listens is a graduate of the 2020 OBS Spring Sale

Parx Racing

$300,000 Parx Dirt Mile Won by Nimitz Class (Pa)

3-year-olds and older, one mile

..... Mish (#3) Third


Belmont at Big A Racing Postponed due to weather

$150,000 Noble Damsel S. (Grade 3)

Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, one mile turf

..... Balpool (#10) (MTO)


Parx Racing

$400,000 Gallant Bob S. (Grade 2) Won by Damon's Mound (Fla)

3-year-olds, 6 furlongs

..... Damon’s Mound (#4) Winner


Parx Racing

$1,000,000 Cotillion S. (Grade 1) Won by Ceiling Crusher (Calif)

3-year-old fillies, 1 1/16 miles

..... Foggy Night (#1) Sixth


Sweetwater Downs

$12,000 Sue Wallis S. Won by Satin Heart (Tex)

Not Black Type

Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, 6 furlongs

..... Dr G’s Sweetie (#1) Fifth


Churchill Downs

$300,000 Harrods Creek S. Won by Everso Mischievous (Ky)

3-year-olds, 7 furlongs

..... Bouncer (#4) Fifth

Sunday, September 24

All Times Eastern

Lethbridge – RMTC

$12,000 B Cup Fillies and Mares Sprint S.

[Race 2, 3:40 p.m.] Not Black Type

Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, abt. 5 ½ furlongs

..... Shellphone (#6)


Lethbridge – RMTC

$12,000 B Cup 3 Year Old Fillies S.

[Race 3, 4:05 p.m.]

3-year-old fillies, abt. 6 furlongs

..... Corona Del Mar (#5)


Gulfstream Park

$65,000 Hallandale Beach S.

Plus $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred win bonus

[Race 8, 4:27 p.m.]

2-year-old fillies, one mile

..... Star of Saturn (#6)

..... Hepburn (#7)


Remington Park

$50,000 E. L. Gaylord Memorial S.

[Race 5, 6:05 p.m.]

2-year-old fillies, 6 ½ furlongs

..... Chi Chi (#5)


Remington Park

$400,000 Oklahoma Derby (Grade 3)

[Race 10, 8:48 p.m.]

3-year-olds, 1 1/8 miles

..... Cagliostro (#4)

Fla-breds at Keeneland Sept.

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