Southeast Region

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

  • Mike Mullaney

    Mullaney to Florida Equine Communications

    Mike Mullaney, who currently serves as executive director of the New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund, will be returning to Florida to serve as the managing editor of Florida Equine Communications.

  • Sire Brethren to Pleasant Acres in Florida

    Brethren, a half brother to Kentucky Derby winner and leading freshman sire Super Saver, is moving from Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla., to Pleasant Acres, near Morriston, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season.

  • Holywell outfights Moment of Delight to win the Susan's Girl Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Holywell, Twotwentyfive A Win Florida Series

    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.

  • Jessica's Star

    Super Derby Attracts 11 in Wide-Open Affair

    This year's edition of the $400,000 Super Derby (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs Sept. 6 drew a competitive filed of 11, headed by the one-two finishers of the Ohio Derby and the first three finishers of the Prelude Stakes.

  • Sing Praises won the 2014 Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes, the first leg of the Florida Sire Stakes series. <br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Gold Has Six in Florida Sires Stakes Series

    When Stanley Gold saddled Sing Praises to win the Dr. Fager Stakes, the first leg of the Florida Sires Stakes series, the veteran trainer joined exclusive company in the annals of the series for 2-year-olds.

  • Carpe Diem at the OBS March Sale.

    Carpe Diem, OBS March Co-Topper, Wins Debut

    Carpe Diem, whose $1.6 million sale price was the co-highest at the Ocala Breeders' Sale Co. March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training, led all the way to win his career debut Sept. 1 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Atreides wins the Monarchos Stakes.
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    Stonestreet Has Star in Making in Atreides

    Employing his long, fluid stride, undefeated Atreides took another step forward at Gulfstream Park Aug. 30, capturing the $75,000 Monarchos Stakes by a remarkable 17 3/4 lengths for his third consecutive dominant victory.

  • Emphasis on Quality in Larger OBS Catalog

    Staging a successful auction or two is one thing. Sustaining long-term success is something else entirely, and that is exactly what Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. is doing these days in both the juvenile and yearling markets.

  • Benny the Bull

    Champion Benny the Bull to Bridlewood in 2015

    Champion sprinter Benny the Bull will stand the 2015 breeding season at John and Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm, in Ocala, Fla., according to an announcement made by owner Greg James. His fee has not yet been determined.

  • FDA Sends Warning Letter to Compounding Firm

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter to a Lexington pharmaceutical firm that compounds drugs for horses notifying the firm that tests show its drug products are "adulterated and misbranded."

  • Longtime Florida Linemaker Chuck Streva Dies

    Chuck Streva, a longtime chart-caller and linemaker at South Florida tracks, passed away the morning of Aug. 15 at Miami's Baptist Hospital following a long illness.

  • Frank Stronach

    Gulfstream Plans Lasix-Free Races in 2015

    Gulfstream Park, which plans to become the racetrack prototype for integrity in the sport, is to to offer furosemide-free races for 2-year-olds in 2015 and eventually operate an on-track pharmacy to control medication.

  • Coteau Grove Farms to Reduce Racing Stable

    Keith and Ginger Myers have announced Coteau Grove Farms plans to expand its breeding operation and reduce its racing stable. The farm said it will sell 21 Louisiana-bred yearlings and horses in training at Louisiana sales.

  • Florida Horsemen Oppose Furosemide Ban

    In response to a statement from 25 prominent horsemen calling for a ban on the race-day use of furosemide, the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association Aug. 8 issued an open letter opposing changes.

  • Jess's Dream Arrives at McLaughlin's Barn

    Jess's Dream, one of racing's most highly anticipated 2-year-olds, arrived at the barn of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin at Saratoga the morning of Aug. 3 after a 24-hour van ride from the Stonestreet Training Center in Ocala.

  • Elisabeth Jerkens

    Owner-Breeder Elisabeth Jerkens Dies at 86

    Elisabeth Jerkens, a longtime Thoroughbred owner and breeder and wife of Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens since 1987, died the morning of Aug. 3 in South Florida at the age of 86.

  • Handle Declines at Churchill-Owned Tracks

    Despite an increase in racing days during the first six months of this year, total pari-mutuel handle at Churchill Downs, Inc.-owned tracks fell 9.7%, from $1.06 billion in 2013, to $958.3 million.

  • Delta Downs

    Delta Jackpot Scheduled for Nov. 22

    Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel has released its 2014-15 stakes schedule consisting of 32 stakes worth $4.6 million, highlighted by the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) Nov. 22.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream to Hike Purses 10%, Add Incentives

    Gulfstream Park announced July 17 that it will increase purses an average of 10% starting with its July 24 condition book, and also offer a $250 starter incentive to help horsemen offset the cost of workers' compensation.

  • Equine Sales Yearling Sale Catalog Online

    The catalog for Equine Sales Company's select yearling sale is now available online with the 233 head representing a significant increase over the 174 cataloged for the inaugural yearling sale in 2013.

  • Gulfstream Begins Apprentice Education Class

    Gulfstream Park held its first apprentice riding education program meeting the morning of July 13, designed to give young riders an opportunity to learn from experienced guest speakers from many parts of the racing world.

  • Michael Straight taking part in an energy study.

    A Conversation With Michael Straight

    Michael Straight, paralyzed in a riding accident five years ago, takes time to talk with Claire Novak about his recent progress walking with a bionic exoskeleton and participating in research at Florida's Miami Project.