January 18, 2024 Edition

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Florida-bred Octane – Coglianese Photo

Octane Returns to Florida-bred Company in Sunshine Classic


Arindel homebred Octane appears to be the likely favorite for Saturday's $75,000 Sunshine Classic, a mile-and-one-sixteenth test for seven older Florida-breds at Gulfstream Park.

The Sunshine Classic will feature a $20,000 FTBOA Top 3 bonus for Florida Sire Stakes-eligible runners with Octane, Lure Him In, Khozeiress, The Skipper Too and Granted Success all eligible for the extra money presented by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association.

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Inside This Issue

Octane Returns to Florida-bred Company in Sunshine Classic

Magic on Tap's First Foal is a Filly

Winter Mixed Sale Supplemental Catalog Now Online

Florida-bred Maryquitecontrary Heads Inside Information Noms

• 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.

Filly by Magic On Tap – Pleasant Acres Stallions Photo

Magic on Tap's First Foal is a Filly


Morriston, FL-Pleasant Acres Stallions today announced the arrival of Magic on Tap's first foal-a filly out of Sea Gazer, a daughter of four-time Grade 1-winner of nearly $6.5 million, Tiznow. The filly arrived Jan. 17 just after midnight. The was bred by Scott Miller, who breeds both in Florida and New York.

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Winter Mixed Sale Supplemental Catalog Now Online


OCALA, FL-The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2024 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS's website. A total of 46 horses have been supplemented to the sale.

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Florida-bred Maryquitecontrary – Ryan Thompson Photo

Florida-bred Maryquitecontrary Heads Inside Information Nominations


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - The $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (Grade 1), $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) and $500,000 Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G2) will be supported on Gulfstream Park's Jan.

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Monday: Florida Stallion Series - Cajun Breeeze

Tuesday: Member Spotlight – Reid Nagle

Wednesday: Board Member – Francis Vanlangendonck

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 Thursday, Jan. 18, Spieth was at 4,996 wins. He has three mounts at Tampa Bay Downs on Friday.

Friday, January 19

All Times Eastern

Sunland Park

$65,000 Bold Ego H.

[Race 7, 5:01 p.m.]

Fillies and mares, 4-years-old and older, 5 ½ furlongs

........ Brashanknowit (#1)


Sunland Park

$100,000 Riley Allison Derby

[Race 9, 5:54 p.m.]

3-year-olds, one mile

........ Norwegian Callum (#8)

Saturday, January 20

All Times Eastern

Khozeiress – Ryan Thompson Photo

Laurel Park

$100,000 What A Summer S.

[Race 8, 4:02 p.m.]

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

........ Ms. Bucchero (#1)

Gulfstream Park

$75,000 Sunshine Classic S.

Plus $20,000 Florida Sire Stakes Top 3 Bonus (50%-30%-20%)

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

Florida-bred 4-year-olds and older, 1 1/16 miles

........ Octane (#1) FSS

........ Lure Him In (#2) FSS

........ Cashier Check (#3)

........ Khozeiress (#4) FSS

........ Slim Slow Slider (#5)

........ The Skipper Too (#6) FSS

........ Granted Success (#7) FSS

Sunday, January 21

All Times Eastern

Souper Blessing – Ryan Thompson Photo

Gulfstream Park

$75,000 Sunshine Turf S.

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

[Race 8, 3:36 p.m.]

Florida-bred 4-year-olds and older, 1 1/16 miles turf

........ Me and Mr. C (#1) FSS

........ Forever Souper (#2)

........ Max K. O. (#3)

........ Boppy O (#4) 

........ Roaring Forties (#5)

........ Space Runner (#6) 

........ Souper Blessing (#7)

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