Keyword: Florida

  • X Y Jet runs away from the competition in the Mr. Prospector Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-sch7NgV">Order This Photo</a>

    X Y Jet Easy Winner of Mr. Prospector Stakes

    X Y Jet continued his roll on Saturday, Dec. 19 as he easily secured the first stakes score of his career while nailing down his third straight win overall in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Two-Year-Olds Focus of Tampa Bay Stakes

    The road to the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) begins locally Dec. 19 when 2-year-olds face off in the $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The Saturday card features two other stakes.

  • Kirk Ziadie

    Trainer Kirk Ziadie Faces Six-Year Suspension

    A Florida administrative law judge has recommended South Florida-based trainer Kirk Ziadie have his racing license suspended for six years and be fined $18,000 for repeated clenbuterol violations in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

  • Speechify won the 2014 Mr. Prospector Stakes.

    Mr. Prospector Winners Back for More

    Neither has crossed the wire in front since notching their respective first graded stakes victories in the Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) a year apart, but Speechify and Singanothersong hope to end that streak Dec. 19.

  • Cocos Cat won by 1 3/4 lengths on December 11.

    Cocos Cat Gives Simon Reason to Smile

    Long before the 3-year-old filly crossed the wire first, she was already a winner. The $18,000 claiming race was just her third start and first in nine months, having overcome a bout with pneumonia that nearly took her life.

  • Jockeys Zayas, Gaffalione Take Off Mounts

    Jockeys Edgard Zayas and Tyler Gaffalione, who were unseated in separate incidents at Gulfstream Park Wednesday, Dec. 9, took off their mounts for the Dec. 10 card, but are expected to return to riding as early as Friday.

  • Florida Sunshine Millions Classic winner Sr. Quisqueyano<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-JqHQs3f">Order This Photo</a>

    Harlan's Holiday Comes Up Strong

    In its last running before being elevated to grade III status for 2016, the $100,000 Harlan's Holiday will offer another highly competitive field that includes a quartet of graded stakes winners Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

  • Best Behavior is one of three for trainer Marty Wolfson in the Rampart Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Fh22VZ9">Order This Photo</a>

    Cali Star Heads Wolfson Trio in Rampart

    Trainer Marty Wolfson will have Cali Star, Best Behavior, and Curlin's Princess in the one-turn-mile Rampart Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 12, and also has Lori's Store in the $100,000 South Beach on the Saturday card at Gulfstream.

  • Gulfstream Park is one of the Florida racetracks that has slot machines

    Decoupling Option Part of Tribal Compact

    A pricey compact between Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Seminole Tribe allows for the decoupling of casino gambling and pari-mutuel racing, but whether that provision becomes law remains to be seen.

  • Khozan<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-kQWKJpC">Order This Photo</a>

    Khozan Retired to Journeyman Stud

    Khozan, a son of Distorted Humor out of grade I producer and graded stakes winner Delta Princess, will stand the 2016 season at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla. A fee will be announced in the future.

  • Lady Eli spent some rehab time at Dell Ridge Farm

    Lady Eli Tack-Walking in Florida

    Lady Eli, who stepped on a nail at Belmont Park and came down with laminitis July 4, has returned to trainer Chad Brown at his Palm Meadows Training Center base in Florida.

  • Tampa Bay Downs returns to action with 10 races Nov. 28

    Tampa Bay Finds Success Despite Competition

    As Tampa Bay Downs prepared to begin its meet Nov. 28, Peter Berube, general manager at the Florida racetrack, discussed its model for success in the face of competition from tracks with alternative gaming.

  • Lochte and Matthew Rispoli take the Tropical Turf Handicap in the rain.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-pxBTVKm">Order This Photo</a>

    Lochte Scores in Soggy Tropical Turf 'Cap

    Since moving down to Florida in September, Crossed Sabres Farm's Lochte has been unbeatable. He continued his streak Nov. 21 at Gulfstream Park West, claiming the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Saraguaro takes the Sunshine Millions Classic Preview at Gulfstream Park West.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-H3cVzHs">Order This Photo</a>

    Saragauro Solid in Millions Classic Preview

    Continuing an upward progression that began this summer, Saraguaro followed his first stakes victory last month with another strong performance Nov. 7, winning the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Preview by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • American Pharoah captured Triple Crown with Belmont victory

    'Pharoah' Developers Honored in Florida

    A Florida senator has filed a resolution honoring J.B. and Kevin McKathan, who played a major role in the early development of Triple Crown winner and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) favorite American Pharoah.

  • Gulfstream Park is one of several Florida tracks with slots

    Opposition to Florida Decoupling Plan Expands

    Horsemen's groups are rallying to head off a move to decouple live racing from casino-style gambling at pari-mutuel facilities in Florida. Currently, tracks with slot machines must also offer live racing.

  • Puddifoot, a 4-year-old Red Giant filly, brought $120,000.

    Red Giant Filly Tops OBS First Session

    Topped by the stakes-winning Red Giant filly Puddifoot at $120,000, the consignor preferred session of the Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale fell in virtually all key statistical categories Oct. 13.

  • OBS Under Tack Show Set for Oct. 12

    The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s October horses of racing age will be held at 10 a.m. EDT Oct. 12. The mixed sale begins Oct. 13, with the horses of racing age session Oct. 14.

  • Florida Court Deals Gretna Racing a Setback

    Gretna Racing, which won a license to offer Quarter Horse barrel racing as a steppingstone to apply for slot machines, was dealt a setback when the Florida First District Court of Appeal Oct. 2 reversed its earlier opinion.

  • Fee for Tote Security Program Eliminated

    A tote security initiative launched by the TRPB remains on track, but in a major change, the organization said Oct. 7 there no longer is a need for outlets that receive simulcast signals to pay a monthly fee to fund it.

  • Innovation in Racing Not Without Obstacles

    Fantasy sports, fixed odds, and broader distribution were offered as potential avenues of growth for the pari-mutuel racing industry - all with caveats - during an Oct.6 session at the International Simulcast Conference.

  • A panel discussing ownership at the International Simulcast Conference.

    Owner Recruitment, Retention Focus of Panel

    An Oct. 5 panel discussion on how a shortage of Thoroughbred owners is largely responsible for reductions in field size in recent years generate a more serious assessment of the state of owner recruitment.