January 28, 2024 Edition

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Florida-bred Crystal Quest - Lauren King Photo

Florida-bred Crystal Quest Impressive in Maiden Score


After a disappointing debut when 10th of 11 in a $50,000 maiden optional claiming over the Gulfstream Park synthetic course on Dec. 3, Florida-bred Crystal Quest quickly redeemed himself Sunday at Gulfstream with an upset victory going a mile under similar conditions on the turf.

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Inside This Issue

• Florida-bred Crystal Quest Redeems First Effort with MOC Win

This Day in Florida Thoroughbred History - January 28

• GP Rainbow 6 Pays $1.8 million

• 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.

E33 –2024 Florida Racing Incentives

In episode 33, FTBOA's Steve Koch, hosted by Tammy Gantt, describes the 66% increase in Florida-Bred Racing Incentives for 2024.

Florida-bred Mucho Macho Man - Coglianese Photo

This Day in Florida Thoroughbred History - January 28

Mucho Macho Man Wins the First of Two Sunshine Millions Classics


2012 - Florida-bred Mucho Macho Man started his 4-year-old campaign winning the first of two Sunshine Millions Classics at Gulfstream Park with Ramon Dominguez aboard, defeating Ron the Greek in second with Turbo Compressor third.

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Homeworks Photo

Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout Yields Multiple $1.8 Million Payoffs


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL--The mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 pool Sunday at Gulfstream Park yielded $1,804,431.20 payoffs to three bettors holding tickets with all six winners. Unsolved for 20 consecutive programs following a mandatory payout, the pool stood at $921,255.94 heading into Sunday's Rainbow 6 wagering.

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Monday: Florida Stallion Series - Brethren

Tuesday: Member Spotlight – Scott Kintz

Wednesday: Board Member – Beckie Cantrell

Milestone Watch

Jockey Scott Spieth is approaching a personal milestone of 5,000 Thoroughbred career wins in North America (US and Canada). Through racing Sunday, Jan. 28, Spieth was at 4,997 wins. He has two mounts Friday at Tampa Bay Downs.

Scott Spieth – SV Photography

Friday, January 26

All Times Eastern

Laurel Park

$100,000 What A Summer S.

Races Cancelled due to weather

Fillies and mares, 4-years-old and older, 6 furlongs

........ Ms. Bucchero (#2)

Saturday, January 27

All Times Eastern

Gulfstream Park

$100,000 Candy Light overnight handicap

Won by Candy Light (Ky)

Fillies and mares, 4-years-old and older, one mile and 70 yards synthetic

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

OBS Note: Candy Light sold to Mike Ryan, agent at the 2021 OBS June Sale where he was consigned by Niall Brennan Stables

Candy Light is a graduate of the 2021 OBS June Sale

Gulfstream Park

$150,000 La Prevoyante S. (Grade 3)

Won by Alpha Bella (Ky)

Fillies and mares, 4-years-old and older, 1 ½ miles turf

........ Sister Otoole (#6) Scratched


Gulfstream Park

$200,000 Inside Information S. (Grade 2)

Won by Olivia Darling (Ky)

Bluefield earned $6,000 FTBOA Florida-bred Top 3 Bonus

Maryquitecontrary earned $4,000 FTBOA Florida Top 3 Bonus

Fillies and mares, 4-years-old and older, 7 furlongs

........ Bluefield (#1) Second

........ Dreamster (#2) Fifth

........ Maryquitecontrary (#9) Third

Turfway Park

$125,000 Wishing Well S.

Won by B G Warrior (Ky)

Fillies and mares, 4-years-old and older, 6 ½ furlongs synthetic

........ Loyalty (#4) Scratched

........ Secret Operation (#10) Fifth

Monday, January 29

All Times Eastern

Turf Paradise

$60,000 Hank Mills Sr. S.

[Race 8, 6:02 p.m.]

3-year-olds and older, 6 furlongs

........ Kingdom Heart (#7)

........ Good Bye Charlie (#12)

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