Southeast Region

News and features for Southeastern farm owners, racehorse owners, and breeders

  • A Street Boss filly consigned as Hip 370 works an eighth in :09 4/5 during the under tack show at the OBS April sale

    Street Boss Filly, Alpha Colt Fastest in OBS Works

    A Street Boss filly and a New York-bred colt from the first crop of Alpha posted the fastest work times during the April 17 under tack show session in preparation for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Donegal Racing Supports Grayson-Jockey Club

    Donegal Racing, a leading Thoroughbred ownership syndicate, announced today that it will be donating the proceeds of two of its 2018 seasons to Keen Ice to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

  • Cajun Firecracker pulls away in the stretch to score on debut at Gulfstream Park

    Cajun Breeze Gets First Winner and Gulfstream Exacta

    Cajun Breeze had his first winner when his son Cajun Firecracker drew away to a two-length victory in a Gulfstream Park maiden special weight race April 13, with his daughter also finishing second to give the stallion an exacta.

  • Caledonia Road April 11 at Palm Meadows Training Center

    Acorn New Goal for Champion Filly Caledonia Road

    Caledonia Road, last year's champion 2-year-old filly, returned to the work tab April 11 at Palm Meadows Training Center. After recovering from a viral infection, the daughter of Quality Road is being pointed to the June 9 Acorn Stakes (G1).

  • Jose Ferrer

    Jose Ferrer to Receive Woolf Award

    Jockey Jose Ferrer, a mainstay on the East Coast dating back to 1982, will receive the 2018 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award at Santa Anita Park April 15 in a winner's circle ceremony between races.

  • Luis Saez finished atop the Gulfstream Park meet standings

    Pletcher, Saez Defend Gulfstream Park Titles

    Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Luis Saez successfully defended their respective titles, easily outdistancing their peers during the 2017-2018 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park.

  • Balance the Budget and connections after his Colonial Cup win at Springdale Racecourse

    Balance the Budget Wires Colonial Cup

    Stonelea Stables' Balance the Budget jumped out to a yawning early advantage in Saturday's 48th edition of the $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (NSA-G1) and came home to a 6 1/4-length victory under Mark Watts.

  • Luis Saez celebrates 7 wins at Gulfstream Park on March 29, 2018

    Saez Posts Another Seven-Win Day at Gulfstream

    Jockey Luis Saez, already having clinched his second straight Championship Meet riding title, equaled Hall of Famer Javier Castellano's single-season meet mark of 132 victories with a record-tying seven-win afternoon March 29 at Gulfstream Park.

  • TVG Logo

    TVG Plans Coverage of Dubai World Cup, Florida Derby

    Celebrating two of the biggest racing events of the year, TVG will feature special programming with live, on-site coverage this weekend for the $10 million Dubai World Cup and the 67th Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.

  • Swansea Mile wins the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Hurdle Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Hendriks Works His Way Back to Top

    Hendriks will saddle two contenders March 31 for the $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Hurdle Stakes (NSA-1), the featured contest of Saturday's 86th annual Carolina Cup Races in Camden, S.C., and the first grade 1 hurdle stakes of 2018.

  • A Tapit filly consigned by Cary Frommer as Hip 150 at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale

    Gulfstream Sale Includes Two Hips by Tapit

    Just like any other major 2-year-olds in training sale over the past several years, offspring of Gainesway's leading sire Tapit will be among the "buzz" horses at the March Fasig-Tipton selected sale at Gulfstream Park.

  • Hip 54, a filly by Orb from the Tom McCrocklin consignment, breezes a quarter-mile in :21 flat at the Gulfstream sale

    Orb Filly Tops Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Under Tack Works

    With an Orb filly working the fastest quarter-mile in :21 and a multitude of horses sharing the eighth-mile fastest workout time of :10, the under tack show workouts for the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream selected 2-year-olds in training sale went smoothly.

  • Kip Elser of Kirkwood Stables watches 2-year-olds train

    Kirkwood Takes Alternative Approach to Sale Workouts

    When the under-tack workouts take place March 26 for horses entered in the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream selected sale of 2-year-olds in training, don't look for any of the entries from Kirkwood Stables to be working fast one-eighth or quarter-miles.

  • O'Connell

    O'Connell to Send out Four on Florida Cup Day

    While there aren't many sale toppers under her shedrow, and the majority of the horses she has in training are owned by small owners or breeders from Florida, trainer Kathleen O'Connell loves working to develop the young horses who come her way.

  • Trainer Mark Hennig will send Strike Power out next in the Florida Derby

    Strike Power Sharp in Florida Derby Bullet Work

    Courtlandt Farms' homebred Strike Power put an exclamation point on his final major workout ahead of the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 31 with a bullet half-mile breeze over Gulfstream Park's main track the morning of March 23.

  • More Good Options Than a New Orleans Menu

    Saturday is the biggest day of the season at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, with the $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) and the $400,000 Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) heading a 14-race program.

  • Paved is one of the stakes winners that came out of Patrick Hoppel's consignments

    Hoppel to Test Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Market

    When the Fasig-Tipton selected 2-year-olds in training sale gets underway at Gulfstream Park March 28, Hoppel's Horse and Cattle Co. will be among those shipping their stock, tack, and personnel to sell at the venue near Miami.

  • Sharp Azteca out for morning exercise prior to the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park

    Sharp Azteca to Skip Dubai, Get Time Off

    Grade 1 winner Sharp Azteca, who had been pointing the March 26 Godolphin Mile sponsored by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City-District One (G2), will instead get some time off according to trainer Jorge Navarro.

  • A Uncle Mo filly consigned as Hip 459 sells to LNJ Foxwoods at the OBS March sale

    LNJ Acquires Uncle Mo Filly for $775,000 at OBS

    LNJ Foxwoods sold one of the top-priced individuals during the March 13 opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds in training sale and the following day acquired one of the toppers during the Wednesday finale.

  • World Approval

    World Approval Honored as Florida-Bred of the Year

    The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association  recognized their Florida-bred champions for 2017 at their annual Awards Banquet and Gala held at the Circle Square Cultural Center Ballroom in Ocala March 12.

  • Buyers inspect a horse at OBS ahead of the March sale of 2-year-olds in training

    OBS Sale Early Test of Juvenile Market Depth

    When Ocala Breeders' Sales opens the 2018 juvenile sales season, the auction will offer an early test of the broad marketplace, in a departure from the recent calendar in which Fasig-Tipton's select sale with much fewer offerings was first.