June 5, 2024 Edition

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Inside This Issue

• Baby Yoda Takes Saratoga Success Into True North

• Tiz the Law Filly Fastest At Day 2 of OBS June Under Tack

Contagious Equine Metritis Update

Rattlesnake Bridge returns to Florida

• Florida-breds in OBS June Sales

• Florida-breds in Stakes

• Florida Stallion Progeny

• Florida Breeders' List

• W2W Business Place

Florida-bred Baby Yoda - ©Coglianese

Baby Yoda Takes Saratoga Success Into True North


Having won three of five starts with a third during his career at Saratoga, Florida-bred Baby Yoda returns to his favorite track Saturday in the Grade 2 True North presented by F.W. Webb. The 6-year-old gelding will also be trying to add to the record of recent success by Florida-breds Firenze Fire (2021-’21) and Imperial Hint (2018) in the six-and-a-half-furlong True North for 4-year-olds and older, which this year offers a purse of $350,000. 

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Hip 187, a filly by Tiz the Law - ©Judit Seipert

Tiz the Law Filly Fastest At Day 2 of OBS June Under Tack


A filly from the first crop by multiple Grade 1-winner Tiz the Law worked a quarter mile in :20.40 to produce the fastest time at the distance during the second day of under tack works previewing the Ocala Breeders' Sales June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.

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Contagious Equine Metritis Update


On May 23, 2024, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, reported confirmation by bacterial culture a positive case of Taylorella equigenitalis, the causative agent of contagious equine metritis (CEM), in an 11-year-old domestic pony mare in central Florida.

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Equine are big business in Florida. Tammy Gantt & Steve Koch share new economic impact estimates.

The Florida Horse Podcast

E41 – FTBOA CEO Lonny Powell Interviews FTBOA Lobbyist Jon Rees

CEO Lonny Powell interviews FTBOA Lobbyist Jon Rees. They review recent legislative wins, acknowledge major Tallahassee supporters and celebrate outgoing FTBOA Lobbyist Matt Bryan and his 30 years of service to the Florida

Thoroughbred industry.

Rattlesnake Bridge - ©Serita Hult

Rattlesnake Bridge returns to Florida


After spending the last couple of years in Illinois, Thoroughbred stallion Rattlesnake Bridge has returned to Florida to stand at stud. 

Laura Willson of LFW Farms in Ocala has been searching for connections to the stallion’s pedigree and has been following his progeny for the past six years looking for an opportunity to acquire a polo pony prospect by the son of Tapit. 

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A Florida-bred colt by Colonel Liam out of Angle, by Dyanformer bred by Y-Lo Racing Stables LLC - ©Judit Seipert Photos

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