February 6, 2024 Edition

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FTBOA Florida Stallion Deadline

Feb. 15

Inside This Issue

• Florida-bred Hades Enters NTRA Top 10 Poll

•Member Spotlight - Ronald Jackson Sr.

• Florida-breds in Stakes

• Florida Stallion Progeny

• Florida Breeders' List

• W2W Business Place

Florida-bred Hades - Photo by Ryan Thompson

Florida-bred Hades Enters NTRA Top 10 Poll



Undefeated Florida-bred Hades turned back Eclipse Award-winning champion Fierceness and five others to take the G3 Holy Bull Stakes on Feb. 3 at Gulfstream Park. The performance secured the gelding’s No. 5 ranking in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s poll of top three-year-olds this week. The poll is a leading indicator of horses to watch for the G1 Kentucky Derby. Undefeated Nysos jumped into the No. 1 spot.

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Member Spotlight - Ronald Jackson Sr.

By Sarah Welk Baynum


A love for horses is something, it seems, many people are innately born with. And for some, that love is fueled by watching a parent work with these incredible athletes.

“As far back as I can remember, as a little boy riding with my mom when we were taking my father to work at a training center called Maryland Farm in the town of Brentwood, Tennessee, I remember always loving horses,” said Ronald Jackson Sr.

Ronald Jackson Sr. - John Nevarez Photo

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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.

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, Feb. 6, Spieth was at 4,997 wins. He has one mount Wednesday at Tampa Bay Downs.

Scott Spieth – SV Photography

Saturday, February 10

All Times Eastern

Gulfstream Park

$125,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint S.

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

........ Hope In Him (#5)

Sunday, February 11

All Times Eastern

Gulfstream Park

$100,000 Gulfstream Park Ladies Turf Sprint

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

Race 9, 4:07 p.m.

Fillies and Mares, 4-year-olds and older, 5 furlongs turf

........ Stone Silent (#1)

........ Fulminate (#3)

........ Baby Steps (#4)

........ Boo Boo Kitty (#6)

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