February 1, 2024 Edition

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Inside This Issue

• R Harper Rose Leads Florida-bred Trio into Forward Gal

Florida-bred Hades has Trainer Joe Orseno Looking Back and to the Future

AHC Releases National Economic Impact Results

OBS March Catalog Now Online

• Florida-breds in Stakes

• Florida Stallion Progeny

• Florida Breeders' List

• W2W Business Place

Florida-bred R Harper Rose – Ryan Thompson Photo

R Harper Rose Leads Florida-bred Trio into Forward Gal


Averill Racing LLC and Two Eight Racing LLC’s R Harper Rose is one of three Florida-bred fillies entered to run in the Grade 3 Forward Gal going seven furlongs at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

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

The Florida Horse Podcast

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 Hades – Ryan Thompson Photo

Florida-bred Hades has Trainer Joe Orseno Looking Back and to the Future


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL—D J Stable LLC and Richard Cotran’s Hades has Joe Orseno looking back at his highly successful training career, at the same time, dreaming about what the future may bring.

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AHC Releases National Economic Impact Results


The American Horse Council released the latest AHC Foundation’s Equine Economic Impact Study of the U.S. Horse Industry, that showcases trends related to economic impact, contributions to employment and the amount of acreage preserved in horse operations.

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OBS March Catalog Now Online


OCALA, FL—The catalog for the 2024 OBS March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website.

A total of 849 juveniles, including 41 2-year-olds for the complete dispersal of the prominent breeding and racing Lothenbach Stables, Inc., have been cataloged for the three-day sale, set for Tuesday through Thursday, March 12-14 with all sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m. Hips 1 – 284 will sell on Tuesday, Hips 285 – 568 on Wednesday and Hips 569 – 853 on Thursday.

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Milestone Watch

Jockey Scott Spieth is approaching a personal milestone of 5,000 Thoroughbred career wins in North America (US and Canada). Through racing Thursday, Feb. 1, Spieth was at 4,997 wins. He has two mounts Friday at Tampa Bay Downs.

Scott Spieth – SV Photography

Monday: Florida Stallion Series - Valiant Minister

Tuesday: Member Spotlight – Ron Jackson

Wednesday: Board Member – Nick de Meric

Saturday, February 3

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Seminole Chief – Ryan Thompson Photo


$250,000 Withers S. (Grade 3)

[Race 9, 3:55 p.m.]

3-year-olds, 1 1/8 miles

........ Seminole Chief (#5)

Gulfstream Park

$125,000 Swale S.

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

[Race 9, 4:08 p.m.]

3-year-olds, 7 furlongs

........ Bentornato (#1)

........ Squints (#8)


Gulfstream Park

$125,000 Forward Gal S. (Grade 3)

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

[Race 10, 4:38 p.m.]

3-year-olds, 7 furlongs

........ Fiona’s Magic (#2)

........ Chi Chi (#3)

........ R Harper Rose (#4)


Gulfstream Park

$250,000 Holy Bull S. (Grade 3)

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

[Race 12, 5:48 p.m.]

3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles

........ Hades (#1)

Santa Anita

$200,000 Santa Monica S. (Grade 2)

[Race 9, 7:15 p.m.]

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

........ Hot Peppers (#6)

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