January 9, 2024 Edition

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Inside This Issue

FTBOA Member Spotlight – Mike and Martha Borchetta

National Racing Hall Thoroughbreds Featured in New Spots

• Florida-breds in Stakes

• Florida Stallion Progeny

• Florida Breeders' List

• W2W Business Place

Mike and Martha Borchetta – John Nevarez Photo

FTBOA Member Spotlight: Mike & Martha Borchetta

Brought to our readers to promote FTBOA industry members and their success


For decades, Mike & Martha Borchetta have been successfully breeding and training thoroughbreds. "In 1964, we won a race with our first horse, Lord Wincliff, at Caliente Racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico," Mike Borchetta says.

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National Racing Hall Thoroughbreds Featured in New Spots


The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association launched the latest installment of their popular commercial series, " Florida Thoroughbred History Moment", featuring National Hall of Fame Champion Carry Back.

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Mondays: Florida Stallion Series - Simplification

Tuesdays: Member Spotlight – Mike and Martha Borchetta

Wednesday: Board Member – Mike Hall

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.

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 Tuesday, Jan. 9, Spieth was at 4,995 wins. He has one mount on Wednesday at Tampa Bay Downs.

Saturday, January 13

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Charlie's Wish - Ryan Thompson photo

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