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Inside This Issue

Florida-bred Eclair Blanc Looks to Strike in Main Line Stakes

• This Day in Florida Thoroughbred History

• Florida-breds in OBS March

• Milestones

• Kentucky Derby Leaderboard

• Kentucky Oaks Leaderboard

• Florida-breds in Stakes

• Florida Stallion Progeny

• Florida Breeders' List

• W2W Business Place

Coady Photo

Florida-bred Éclair Blanc Looks to Strike in Main Line at Parx


Éclair Blanc, French for white lightning, will try for her first career victory in four starts Tuesday at Parx Racing in the $75,000 Main Line, featuring a field of nine 3-year-old fillies set to compete over a mile-and-a-70-yards.

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

The Florida Horse Podcast

E37 – Economic Impact Study

Equine are big business in Florida. FTBOA's Tammy A. Gantt and Steve Koch share all-new economic impact estimates for Florida horses, highlighting Florida Thoroughbreds.

Florida-bred Ron the Greek - Benoit Photo

This Day in Florida Thoroughbred History - March 3, 2024

Florida-breds Ron the Greek, Eden's Moon Win Grade 1 Stakes at Santa Anita


2012 - Florida-breds won two of the three Grade 1 stakes on the Santa Anita card as Ron the Greek took the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap and Eden's Moon scored in the $250,000 Las Virgenes.

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Monday: Florida Stallion Series – Verifying

Tuesday: FTBOA Member – Jayson Werth

Wednesday: Board Member  George Isaacs

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 Sunday, March. 3, Spieth was at 4,998 wins. He has one scheduled mount on Wednesday at Tampa Bay Downs.

Kentucky Derby Leaderboard

Updated March 2

* = Florida bred

Kentucky Oaks Leaderboard

Updated March 2

* = Florida bred

Saturday, March 2

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Fiona's Magic and Tyler Gaffalione – Lauren King Photo

Gulfstream Park

$200,000 Herecomesthebride S. (Grade 3)

Won by Pounce (Ky)

3-year-old fillies, one mile turf

........ Mystic Lake (#1) Fifth

........ Dancing N Dixie (#4) Scratched


Gulfstream Park

$200,000 Davona Dale S. (Grade 2)

Won by Fiona's Magic (Fla)

Fiona's Magic earns $10,000 FTBOA Florida-bred Top 3 Bonus

3-year-old fillies, one mile

........ Miss Sayely (#1) Scratched

........ Fiona’s Magic (#4) Winner


Gulfstream Park

$200,000 Gulfstream Park Mile (Grade 2)

Won by Steal Sunshine (Ky)

4-year-olds and older, one mile

........ Shaq Diesel (#6) Fourth

........ Ticking (#7) Scratched

Fonner Park

$20,000 Bold Accent S.

Not Black Type

Won by Presley's Artwork (Okla)

Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, 4 furlongs

........ Aunt Nadine (#2) Sixth

........ Ray Arewethereyet (#3) Fifth


Gulfstream Park

$150,000 Honey Fox S. (Grade 3)

Won by Chili Flag (Fr)

Fillies and mares, 4-years-old and older, one mile turf

........ Mohawk Trail (#8) Fifth

........ Time Passage (#9) Eleventh

Tuesday, March 5

All Times Eastern

Parx Racing

$75,000 Main Line S.

[Race 8, 3:14 p.m.]

3-year-old fillies, one-mile-and-70-yards

........ Eclair Blanc (#9)

Saturday, March 9

All Times Eastern

Gulfstream Park

$100,000 Silks Run

Plus $20,000 FTBOA Florida-bred Top 3 Bonus (50%-30%-20%)

[Race 9, 4:06 p.m.]

4-year-olds and older, 5 furlongs turf

........Yes I Am Free (#7)


Gulfstream Park

$125,000 Hurricane Bertie S. (Grade 3)

Plus $20,000 FTBOA Florida-bred Top 3 Bonus (50%-30%-20%)

[Race 10, 4:36 p.m.]

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

........ Dreamster (#3)

........ Spirit Wind (#4)

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