January 16, 2024 Edition

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Inside This Issue

• FTBOA Member Spotlight – Vanessa Nye

• Florida-breds in Stakes

• Florida Stallion Progeny

• Florida Breeders' List

• W2W Business Place

– Garrett Owens and Vanessa Nye

Member Spotlight - Vanessa Nye


Vanessa Nye, a Florida native and criminal defense attorney who owns her own law firm in Tampa, followed her passion for the equine industry and became deeply involved in the world of racehorse ownership twenty years ago-and never looked back. "I am the proud owner and manager of Voodoomon Racing," Nye said.

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

The Florida Horse Podcast

E32 –Stallion Series - Journeyman Stud

In episode 32, host Tammy Gantt joins Brent and Crystal Fernung of Journeyman Stud for a 2024 stallion preview.

Monday: Florida Stallion Series - Roadster

Tuesday: Member Spotlight – Vanessa Nye

Wednesday: Board Member – Jerry Campbell

Milestone Watch

Jockey Scott Spieth is approaching a personal milestone of 5,000 Thoroughbred career wins in North America (US and Canada). Through racing Tuesday, Jan. 16, Spieth was at 4,996 wins. He has three mounts at Tampa Bay Downs on Friday.

Scott Spieth – SV Photography

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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