June 6, 2024 Edition

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Inside This Issue

• Florida-bred Whatintheliteral Upsets Astoria With Determined Effort

Sweet Dani Girl Returns to Action as Favorite in PTHA President’s Cup

Florida-bred Filly by Win Win Win Shares Fastest Furlong Time on Day 3 of OBS June Breeze Show

• Two Outstanding Agriculturists To Be Inducted into the Marion County Agriculture Hall of Fame

Van Dyke Begins 30-Day Riding Stint Friday at Gulfstream

• HISA Issues Memorandum Placing Louisiana Horses on Vets’ List

• Equine Themed I-75 Signage Project Underway Near Ocala

• Florida-breds in OBS June Sales

• Florida-breds in Stakes

• Florida Stallion Progeny

• Florida Breeders' List

• W2W Business Place

Florida-bred Whatintheliteral (#1) - ©Coglianese


Florida-bred Whatintheliteral Upsets Astoria With Determined Effort

BY BROCK SHERIDAN


Florida-bred Whatintheliteral sprinted to the lead from the start and fought off a tenacious Aoraki throughout the stretch to win the $150,000 Astoria by head at Saratoga Thursday. It was the first career victory for the Jena Antonucci trainee, who defeated six other 2-year-old fillies going five-and-a-half furlongs at odds of 13-1.

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Florida-bred Sweet Dani Girl - ©Ryan Thompson


Sweet Dani Girl Returns to Action as Favorite in PTHA President's Cup

BY BROCK SHERIDAN


Returning from two months away from the races, Florida-bred Sweet Dani Girl has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $75,000 PTHA President’s Cup at Parx Racing. Last year’s Florida-bred champion female turf horse is among 13 fillies and mares entered to go a mile-and-a-sixteenth on the grass. However, 7-2 morning line second choice Evidencias (Brz) and Priyanka at 4-1 in the program are entered under main track only conditions.

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Hip 467, a Florida-bred filly by Win Win Win - ©Judit Seipert


Florida-bred Filly by Win Win Win Shares Fastest Furlong Time on Day 3 of OBS June Breeze Show

Filly is eligible for $1.2 million FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes


BY BROCK SHERIDAN


A Florida-bred filly by Ocala Stud’s first crop sire Win Win Win breezed a furlong in :9.80 Thursday to share the fastest time for the distance during the third day of under tack works previewing the Ocala Breeders’ Sales June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.

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Two Outstanding Agriculturists To Be Inducted into the Marion County Agriculture Hall of Fame

BY PATRICIA NOBLES, UF/IFAS EXTENSION


OCALA, FL—Dr. Harrell Phillips and Scott Seiler will be inducted into the Marion County Agriculture Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony and banquet on Thurs., Nov. 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala. The banquet is part of the annual Farm City Week activities held Nov. 20-27. 

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

The Florida Horse Podcast


E41 – FTBOA CEO Lonny Powell Interviews FTBOA Lobbyist Jon Rees



CEO Lonny Powell interviews FTBOA Lobbyist Jon Rees. They review recent legislative wins, acknowledge major Tallahassee supporters and celebrate outgoing FTBOA Lobbyist Matt Bryan and his 30 years of service to the Florida

Thoroughbred industry.

Drayden Van Dyke - ©Coady


Van Dyke Begins 30-Day Riding Stint Friday at Gulfstream

BY GULFSTREAM PARK PRESS OFFICE


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Southern California-based jockey Drayden Van Dyke has answered trainer Saffie Joseph Jr.'s call and will switch his tack to Gulfstream Park for a 30-day stint.


The 29-year-old jockey has one call Friday, four Saturday and another four Sunday, all for Gulfstream's leading trainer.

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HISA Issues Memorandum Placing Louisiana Horses on Vets' List

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, Inc. issued the following memorandum to all owners, trainers, racing secretaries, regulatory veterinarians and track management on June 5.

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Equine Themed I-75 Signage Project Underway Near Ocala

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OCALA/MARION COUNTY, Fla.-The Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau and Marion County Board of County Commissioners is providing updates on the progress of the Gateway Project on Interstate-75, funded entirely by tourist development tax revenue from visitors.

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