During the April 14 under tack session for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co’s spring 2-year-olds in training sale, a son of Shackleford breezed a quarter-mile in :20 2/5, the fastest at the distance so far during the first four of six workout sessions.
Jacks or Better Farm's homebred 3-year-old colt Fellowship, who has a pair of third-place finishes in grade II stakes this year, hopes to improve on that in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I) April 2.
Jacks or Better Farm's homebred Awesome Banner led from the start in the $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) and opened up in the stretch to win by five lengths Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park and remain unbeaten.
Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) winner Awesome Banner will try for a third win in as many starts when he faces other 3-year-olds sprinting in the $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park.
Trainer Stanley Gold will resist the temptation to run undefeated 3-year-old Awesome Banner in the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park, opting to send the colt in the Swale Stakes (gr. III).
J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud has set fees for its 12-stallion roster, including new stallions The Big Beast ($6,000) and I Spent It ($3,000).
Dream of Me and It's High Time secured victories in divisions of the Florida Sire stakes series for 2-year-olds and 2-year-old fillies Saturday, Aug. 8 at Gulfstream Park.
Dogwood Trail blazed her way to the first stakes win of her career, capturing the $150,000 Azalea Stakes (gr. III) on the Summit of Speed card July 5 at Gulfstream Park.
Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud is relocating its stallion station from the original location near Ocala, Fla., to a property near Reddick.
Multiple graded stakes winner Fort Loudon will stand his first season at stud in 2015 at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla.
Brethren and Winslow Homer are new to the Central Florida farm's 13-stallion roster.
Donald Dizney's Bahamian Squall will go up against open company including Silverton Hill's Swagger Jack in the $150,000 Gulfstream Sprint Championship Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park.
Popular Eclipse Award champion Awesome Feather, who prevailed in 10 of 11 career starts, has been retired from racing to join the broodmare band of Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky.
Wildcat Heir, who ranks atop Florida's leading sires' list, will stand in 2013 for $8,000, down from his 2012 fee of $10,000.
Trainer Chad Brown sent out undefeated Awesome Feather Oct. 21 at Belmont Park for her penultimate morning work prior to an expected start in the 1 1/8-mile Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I).
Undefeated champion Awesome Feather returned from her victory in the Sept. 20 Nasty Storm stakes in fine condition, reported trainer Chad Brown, and will train up to the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Santa Anita.
Undefeated Awesome Feather returned from an eight-month layoff and took a 10th straight trip to the winner's circle Sept. 20, crushing a field of lesser foes in the $85,000 Nasty Storm Stakes at Belmont Park.
Stronach Stable's undefeated Awesome Feather, unraced since winning the Sunshine Millions Distaff in January at Gulfstream Park, continues to flourish while training at Saratoga Race Course.
Fort Loudon, a Calder Race Course specialist, wrested the lead from favored Trinniberg and prevailed by a neck to take the gr. III Carry Back Stakes July 7.
Undefeated Awesome Feather won her ninth consecutive race, runnng away from the Sunshine Millions Distaff field at Gulfstream Park for Stronach Stables and trainer Chad Brown.
Champion Awesome Feather remained perfect in eight starts when she rolled past pacesetter Love and Pride at the head of the stretch and romped to victory in the $250,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. I).
Top sire Wildcat Heir will remain at $10,000 for 2012. New sires J P's Gusto will stand for $3,500, while Vineyard Haven will stand for $3,000.
Florida-based Fred Brei and Stanley Gold won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies with Awesome Feather in 2010, and are back at Churchill Downs again with Awesome Belle and Fort Loudon, both homebreds by Awesome of Course.
Awesome of Course, sire of 2010 Juvenile Filly Champion Awesome Feather, is back in the headlines with winners in both the colt and filly divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes series' first division.
Awesome Feather, the undefeated champion 2-year-old filly of 2010, might return to training before the end of the month, the Daily Racing Form reported Feb. 7.
Rarely has a juvenile filly been able to step out of the Florida-bred ranks and make her mark as a champion by season's end, but Awesome Feather is not your typical Florida-bred filly.
Leading Florida stallion Wildcat Heir will stand in 2011 for a fee of $10,000 at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla.
Awesome of Course, sire of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner and Fasig-Tipton November sale topper Awesome Feather, will stand the 2011 season at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Florida.
Jacks or Better Farm's homebred Awesome Feather, who swept the Florida Stallion Series for fillies at Calder this fall, has a big shot in Friday's $2 million Breeder's Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).
Stakes winners Smooth Jazz and Awesome of Course were represented by their first winners.
Jubilee Farm, owned by Tim and Renee Dodd and located near Citra, Fla., announced a stallion roster consisting of stakes winners Scottish Halo, Awesome of Course, and Runspastum, plus stakes-placed Holiday Thunder and A. P. Five Hundred.
Michael Tabor's Zavata stalked a fast early pace and drew off to an authoritative 7 ¼-length victory Wednesday in the 100th running of the $150,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) for 2-year-olds.
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