November 19, 2023 Late Edition

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Florida-bred Bentornato - Ryan Thompson Photo

Undefeated Bentornato Breezes for $300,000 In Reality


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL-Undefeated Florida-bred Bentornato breezed six furlongs in 1:13.45 Saturday at Palm Meadows Training Center in preparation for a bid to sweep the 2023 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series at Gulfstream Park in the $300,000 In Reality Dec. 2.

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Inside This Issue

• Bentornato, Mattingly Breezes for FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes In Reality

• Florida-bred Think It Thru Steps Up To Stakes Company in Mahoning Distaff

• R Harper Rose Tunes Up For FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes My Dear Girl

• Worker Safety Survey

• 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.

E29 – Horse Farms Forever

Sara Fennessy with Horse Farms Forever explains the mission of the organization and a call to action for Marion County land preservation.

- Adam Coglianese Photo

Florida-bred Think It Thru Steps Up To Stakes Company in Mahoning Distaff


Owner and trainer Shane Meyers will ask Florida-bred Think It Thru to make the big jump from starter allowance company into the $300,000 Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Distaff Monday when the 5-year-old mare will take on six other fillies and mares at Mohoning Valley Race Couse.

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Florida-bred R Harper Rose - Ryan Thompson Photo

R Harper Rose Tunes Up for $300,000 My Dear Girl


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL-Averill Racing LLC and Two Eight Racing LLC's R Harper Rose breezed a half-mile in :47.81 Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a planned start in the $300,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes My Dear Girl Dec. 2.

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- Coady Photograhy

Worker Safety Regulation & Member Survey



The Biden Administration is moving toward establishing national standards for workers to prevent heat injuries and illnesses. This standard would likely address agriculture and small business sectors for both indoor and outdoor work situations.

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Saturday, November 18

All Times Eastern


$35,000 Holiday Cup S.

No racing

Not Black Type

3 and 4-year-olds, 2 1/8 miles (Hurdle)

..... Rampoldi Plan (#1)


Golden Gate Fields

$50,000 Oaklawn S.

Won by Star Racer (Ca)

3-year-olds and older, 6 furlongs synthetic

..... Unraptured (#7) Fourth


Monday, November 20

All Times Eastern

Mahoning Valley Race Course

$100,000 Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Distaff S.

[Race 8, 3:20 p.m.]

Fillies and mares, 6 furlongs

..... Think It Thru (#1)


Mahoning Valley Race Course

$300,000 Steel Valley Sprint S.

[Race 10, 4:20 p.m.]

3-year-olds, 6 furlongs

..... Damon’s Mound (#2)

..... Meadow Value (#3)

..... Recruiter (#6)

..... Uncashed (#10)

Thursday, November 23

All Times Eastern

Del Mar

$100,000 Red Carpet S. (Grade 3)

[Race 6, 4:30 p.m.]

Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, 1 3/8 miles turf

..... Sister Otoole (#4)

Saturday, November 25

All Times Eastern

Churchill Downs

$225,000 Fern Creek S.

[Race 12, 6:18 p.m.]

2-year-old fillies, 6 ½ furlongs

..... Halina’s Forte (#4)

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