FTBOA and Tampa Bay Downs announce two new Florida Sire Stakes. The $125,000 events for state-bred 3-year-olds, one for males and one for females, will be run at seven furlongs in December.
Three Rules won the $500,000 In Reality division of the Florida Sire Stakes Oct. 1 at Gulfstream Park to complete a three-race sweep of the series' open division for 2-year-olds.
Three Rules and Cajun Delta Dawn unbeaten in four starts.
Three Rules and Cajun Delta Dawn scored for a second time in their respective divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes series for 2-year-olds Sept. 3 at Gulfstream Park.
After overwhelming rivals in his first three starts, Shade Tree Thoroughbreds' Three Rules will try to make it four straight wins when the juvenile son of Gone Astray returns in the Affirmed Division of the Florida Sire Stakes Sept. 3 at Gulfstream.
Shade Tree Thoroughbreds' Three Rules and Curtis Mikkelsen's Cajun Delta Dawn won their respective divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes for 2-year-olds Aug. 6 at Gulfstream on a day that produced a 24% spike in handle from the same card a year ago.
All-sources and live wagering and purses increased substantially during Gulfstream Park's 55-day summer meet that concluded Oct. 3 with the $1.3 million Florida Sire Stakes.
Tribal Drama and Ballet Diva won divisions of the Florida Sires Stakes for the offspring of Florida-nominated sires Sept. 5 at Gulfstream Park.
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.
Trainer Stanley Gold is gearing up for the start of the 2015 Florida Sire Stakes series Aug. 8 at Gulfstream Park.
Gulfstream Park announced a record $4.7 million summer stakes schedule March 1. The schedule will feature five graded stakes starting April 25 with the Miami Mile (gr. III) on the turf.
The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, Gulfstream Park, and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have agreed to significant changes in the Florida Sire Stakes program.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Northeast Region, Southeast Region, Mid-Atlantic Region
Gulfstream Park is cutting $350,000 from next month's Sunshine Millions card and opening the stakes series to horses bred in New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, it was announced Dec. 7.
Jacks or Better Farm's homebred Sing Praises nosed out Royal Squeeze Oct. 4 to win the In Reality Division of the Florida Sire Stakes Series at Gulfstream Park.
A nostril separated the top two finishers in Saturday's $259,500 Susan's Girl Stakes, the second leg of the Florida Sire Stakes series' filly division at Gulfstream Park, and it was a 41-1 long shot that got the nod.
Sing Praises darted from the starting gate to grab an uncontested early lead en route to victory in the $100,000 Dr. Fager Stakes, giving trainer Stanley Gold and Jacks or Better Farm a sweep of both Florida Sire Stakes.
Florida's biggest series of 2-year-old races moves to Gulfstream Park Aug. 9 when the track holds the first two races in the newly renamed Florida Sire Stakes series.
Gulfstream Park has released its stakes schedule for July through early October, including seven races that are substitutes for stakes that had been scheduled for Calder Casino & Race Course's Summit of Speed on July 5.
Gulfstream Park's spring/summer meet, which starts April 11, will feature a robust 2-year-old program highlighted by the $1.4 million Florida Sire Stakes series.
Calder Casino & Race Course will reduce its number of stalls for 2-year-olds to about 150 this year, compared with about 500 in 2013 and other recent years.
Calder Casino & Race Course had been host of premier state-bred juvenile racing program for 32 years.
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