January 17, 2024 Edition

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Colonel Liam – Louise Reinagel Photo

Ocala Stud's Roadster and Colonel Liam Sire First Foals


OCALA, FL-Ocala Stud's Grade 1-winners Roadster and Colonel Liam have both sired their first reported foals, the farm announced today.

Roadster, a son of perennial leading sire Quality Road and winner of the Santa Anita Derby (Grade 1), sired his first foal when a filly out of the Kiss the Kid mare Yooou Den was born on Jan. 8. Dominique Damico bred the filly, whose dam was a 12-time winner and an earner of $185,340.

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Inside This Issue

Ocala Stud's Roadster and Colonel Liam Sire First Foals

FTBOA Board Member Spotlight - Jerry Campbell, Team Equest

Fasig-Tipton to Conduct Dispersal of Lothenbach Breeding Stock, Yearlings, and Horses of Racing Age

• 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.

E33 –2024 Florida Breeding and Racing Incentives

In episode 33, FTBOA's Steve Koch, hosted by Tammy Gantt, describes the 66% increase in Florida-Bred Racing Incentives for 2024.

FTBOA Board Member Spotlight - Jerry Campbell, Team Equest

Veteran banker and longtime Thoroughbred owner/breeder, Jerry Campbell is the chair/CEO of the bank holding company, New South Bancorp, Inc. in Tampa and was founder/has served as chairman of the board of HomeBancorp, Inc., and the chairman of the board at Republic Bancorp since 1986.

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In the 2024 Stallion Register issue of The Florida Horse, the stud fee for Bridlewood Farm stallion Chitu is listed at $5,000 when in fact Chitu stands for $2,000. We regret the error.

Bell's the One – Coady Photography

Fasig-Tipton to Conduct Dispersal of Lothenbach Breeding Stock, Yearlings, and Horses of Racing Age


LEXINGTON, KY-Lothenbach Stables, Inc. will completely disperse its breeding stock, yearlings, and horses of racing age with Fasig-Tipton over the next three weeks.

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Monday: Florida Stallion Series - Cajun Breeeze

Tuesday: Member Spotlight – Reid Nagle

Wednesday: Board Member – Francis Vanlangendonck

Milestone Watch

Jockey Scott Spieth is approaching a personal milestone of 5,000 Thoroughbred career wins in North America (US and Canada). Through racing Wednesday, Jan. 17, 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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