November 9, 2023 Edition

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Florida Stallion Khozan – Serita Hult Photo

Journeyman Stud Announces Stud Fees for 2024


Brent & Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud announced today that Florida's leading sire, Khozan, will stand the 2024 season for $6,500.

Khozan, an eleven-year-old son of leading sire Distorted Humor, was the leading two-year-old sire in Florida when his first crop ran in 2019 and has been Florida's leading general sire every year since.


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Inside This Issue

Journeyman Stud Announces Stud Fees for 2024

Chi Chi Returns to Florida for Juvenile Fillies Sprint

AHC Presents Quarterly Webinar: Is My Barn a CAFO? What is a CAFO?

Obituary - William Henry "Bill" Backlinie

Equine Hoof Care and Dentistry Covered in Thoroughbred Owner Conference Panel

• 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 Chi Chi – Dustin Orona Photo

Chi Chi Returns to Florida for Juvenile Fillies Sprint


After making her first two career starts in Southern California at Del Mar this summer and stopping in Oklahoma to win the $50,000 E.L. Gaylord at Remington Park on Sept. 24, Ernest C. Frohboese's Chi Chi will make her next start in her native Florida Saturday at the Gulfstream Park.

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AHC Presents Quarterly Webinar: Is My Barn a CAFO? What is a CAFO?


If you're reading the headline and wondering, "What is a CAFO?" right now, you're not alone! A CAFO is a concentrated animal feeding operation, and it is a hot topic as federal efforts focus on expanding regulatory efforts surrounding environmental sustainability and climate impacts related to agriculture.

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William "Bill" BacklinieFamily Photo

Obituary - William Henry "Bill" Backlinie

William Henry "Bill" Backlinie William Henry Backlinie "Bill", 80, of Dade City passed away peacefully on Oct 26, 2023. Bill was born on Sept. 13, 1943 in West Palm Beach, Fla., to Louie and Mary Ellen (Nalley) Backlinie. The family moved to Dade City in the late 1940s, where Bill attended St.

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Equine Hoof Care and Dentistry Covered in Thoroughbred Owner Conference Panel


OwnerView Virtual Thoroughbred Owner Conference held Tuesday, Nov. 7, featured videos of farrier work and equine dentistry with discussions with Dr. Scott Morrison and Dr. Brad Tanner, both of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, with OwnerView's project manager, Gary Falter.

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Friday, November 10

All Times Eastern

Delta Downs

$100,000 My Trusty Cat S.

[Race 5, 8:07 p.m.]

2-year-old fillies, 7 furlongs

..... Nana’s Corn Muffin (#3)

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)

Milestone Watch

Jockey Edgar Perez is approaching a personal milestone of 1,000 Thoroughbred career wins. Through racing on Thursday, Nov. 9, 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 Friday and five mounts Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

Edgar Perez - Coady Photography

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