November 10, 2023 Edition

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Chess Chief (#10) - Lou Hodges Jr. / Hodges Photography

Chess Chief to Stand at Pleasant Acres Stallions


MORRISTON, FL-Pleasant Acres Stallions is pleased to announce the arrival of Chess Chief, the 2021 Virginia-bred Horse of the Year, champion older horse and a son of Into Mischief out of Downside Scenario, by Scat Daddy, who will stand in Florida for the 2024 breeding season for a $5,000 fee.

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Inside This Issue

• Chess Chief Arrives at Pleasant Acres Stallions

Midnight Stroll Leads Florida Trio into Bessarabian

• Seminole Tribe Launches Limited Sports Betting

• Strangles in Marion County

• Florida-bred in Stakes

• Milestone Watch: Jockey Edgar Perez

• Florida Stallion Progeny

• Florida Breeders' List

• W2W Business Place

The Florida Horse Podcast

Nick de Meric a thoroughbred consignor and member of the Florida Thoroughbred industry.

E29 – Horse Farms Forever

Sara Fennessy with Horse Farms Forever explains the mission of the organization and a call to action for Marion County land preservation.

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Florida-bred Midnight Stroll (#3) - Hoofprints Inc. photo

Midnight Stroll Leads Florida-bred Trio into Bessarabian


A trio of graded stakes-winning Florida-breds in Midnight Stroll, Loyalty and Our Flash Drive will carry the Sunshine State flag in Canada Saturday when they go to the post in the Grade 2 Bessarabian at Woodbine.

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SB Soto photo

Tribe Launches 'Limited' Online Sports Betting

By Dara Kam

©2023 The News Service of Florida. All rights reserved.

TALLAHASSEE-After scoring a major legal victory and as another court battle looms, the Seminole Tribe on Tuesday quietly relaunched a sports-betting app allowing a limited group of gamblers to place wagers anywhere in Florida.

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Strangles Confirmed in Marion County

According to the Equine Disease Communication Center and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, a private facility in Marion County in Florida has been placed under quarantine by the FDACS as of Nov. 9 due a horse testing positive for strangles. Only the animals under quarantine have additional travel restrictions.

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Friday, November 10

All Times Eastern

Delta Downs

$100,000 My Trusty Cat S.

Won by Tapit Jenallie (Ky)

2-year-old fillies, 7 furlongs

..... Nana’s Corn Muffin (#3) Fourth

Saturday, November 11

All Times Eastern

Gulfstream Park

$60,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint S.

Plus $25,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Win Bonus

[Race 4, 1:36 p.m.]

2-year-old Florida-bred fillies, 6 ½ furlongs

..... Chi Chi (#1)

..... Avellino (#2) – FSS

..... Genuine Peril (#3) 

..... Florindia (#4) – FSS

..... Epona’s Hope (#5) – FSS

..... Hepburn (#6)

..... Miss Sayely (#7)


Laurel Park

$100,000 James F. Lewis III S.

[Race 7, 3:31 p.m.]

2-year-olds, 6 furlongs

..... Buccherino (#3)


Gulfstream Park

$60,000 Juvenile Sprint S.

Plus $25,000 Florida Sire Stakes Win Bonus

[Race 8, 3:34 p.m.]

Florida-bred 2-year-olds, 6 ½ furlongs

..... Big Effect (#1) – FSS

..... Squints (#2) – FSS

..... Private Thoughts (#3) – FSS

..... Saint No More (#4)

..... Sound of the Beast (#5) – FSS

..... General Ledger (#6)

..... Lace Up (#7) – FSS


Laurel Park

$100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go S.

[Race 8, 4:02 p.m.]

Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, 1 1/16 miles

..... Hashtag Lucky (#1)


CA$175,000 Bessarabian S. (Grade 2)

[Race 9, 5:12 p.m.]

Fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, 7 furlongs synthetic

..... Our Flash Drive (#2)

..... Loyalty (#7)

..... Midnight Stroll (#13)

Sunday, November 12

All Times Eastern


$35,000 Alston Cup S.

Not Black Type

[Race 4, 3:15 p.m.]

3-year-olds, 2 1/16 miles (Hurdle)

..... Get Khozy (#4)

Edgar Perez - Coady Photography

Milestone Watch

Jockey Edgar Perez is approaching a personal milestone of 1,000 Thoroughbred career wins. Through racing on Friday, Nov. 10, Perez has 997 wins in North America (US and Canada) plus two wins in Puerto Rico for a total of 999 wins.

Edgar Perez has five mounts Saturday and six mounts Sunday, all at Gulfstream Park.

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