December 27, 2023 Edition

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Santa Anita turf racing - Benoit Photo


Florida-bred April Vintage Stretches Out in Blue Norther

BY BROCK SHERIDAN


Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd's April Vintage will try to finish off the year with her first stakes victory when the Florida-bred filly takes on eight other 2-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Blue Norther at Santa Anita Friday.

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Inside This Issue


• Florida-bred April Vintage Stretches Out in Blue Norther


• Tampa Turf Test Series Begins Saturday



• This Day in Florida Thoroughbred History



• Milestone Watch - Jockey Scott Spieth Approaches 5,000


• 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.

E32 –Stallion Series - Journeyman Stud


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

Tampa Bay Downs - Cooley Photo


Tampa Turf Test Series Begins Saturday

BY TAMPA BAY DOWNS PRESS OFFICE


OLDSMAR, FL-The opening legs of the Tampa Turf Test starter handicap series will be contested Saturday. Both the fillies and mares division and the horses, colts and geldings division will be contested at a distance of a mile on the grass course.

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Florida-bred Jeranimo - Benoit Photo


This Day in Florida Thoroughbred History - December 27

BY BROCK SHERIDAN


2010 - Florida-bred Jeranimo produced his first of three victories in the Grade 2 San Gabriel at Santa Anita with jockey Rafael Bejarano aboard. Trained by Michael Pender for B. J.

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Scott Spieth – SV Photography

Milestone


Jockey Scott Spieth is approaching a personal milestone of 5,000 Thoroughbred career wins in North America (US and Canada). Through racing Wedneday, Dec. 27, Spieth was at 4,994 wins. He has no scheduled mounts.

Tuesday, December 26

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Speed Boat Beach - Benoit Photo

Gulfstream Park

$125,000 Via Borghese S.

Won by Romagna Mia (GB)

Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, 1 3/8 miles turf

........ Coco (#7) Fifth


Santa Anita

$300,000 Malibu S. (Grade 1)

Won by Speed Boat Beach (Fla)

3-year-olds, 7 furlongs

........ Speed Boat Beach (#3) Winner

........ Damon's Mound (#5) Fourth

OBS Note: Speed Boat Beach is a two-time graduate of Ocala Breeders' Sales. He sold to Three Amigos for $200,000 at the 2022 March Sale where he was consigned by Really and Truly Thoroughbreds. He also sold for $12,000 to Ruben M. Sanchez at the 2021 OBS October Yearling Sale where he was consigned by Stuart Morris.

Speed Boat Beach is a two-time graduate of OBS.

Friday, December 29

All Times Eastern

Santa Anita

$100,000 Blue Norther S.

[Race 5, 5:00 p.m.]

Fillies, 2-years-old, 1 mile turf

........ April Vintage (#9)


Saturday, December 30

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Dreaming of Snow - SV Photography

Gulfstream Park

$125,000 Rampart S.

Plus $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred win bonus

[Race 5, 2:05 p.m.]

Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, 1 mile

........ Dreaming of Snow (#1)

........ Maryquitecontrary (#3)

........ Rosie’s Halo (#5)

 

Gulfstream Park

$150,000 Harlan’s Holiday S. (Grade 3)

Plus $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred win bonus

[Race 10, 4:34 p.m.]

Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, 1 1/16th mile

........ Octane (#7)

........ Lure Him In (#11)


Sunday, December 31

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Baby Steps - Ryan Thompson Photo

Gulfstream Park

$100,000 Abundantia S.

Plus $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred win bonus

[Race 8, 3:32 p.m.]

Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, 5 furlongs turf

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

........ Talkin Tipsy (#7)

........ Stone Silent (#8)

........ One Identity (#9)

........ Fulminate (AE#15)

 

Gulfstream Park

$100,000 Janus S.

Plus $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred win bonus

[Race 10, 4:34 p.m.]

3-years-old and older, 5 furlongs turf

........ Extend (#1)

........ Biz Biz Buzz (#4)

........ Warrior’s Pride (#6)

........ Yes I am Free (#10)

Monday, January 1

All Times Eastern

Gulfstream Park

$150,000 Cash Run S.

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

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

3-year-old fillies, one mile

........ Chi Chi (#3)

 

Gulfstream Park

$150,000 Mucho Macho Man S.

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

[Race 10, 4:36 p.m.]

3-year-olds, one mile

........ Everdoit (#7)



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