September 30, 2023 Edition

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Florida-bred Clapton (left)

- John Gallagher, Coady Photography

Clapton Grinds Out Narrow Win in Lukas Classic


Clapton went seven-wide around the far turn and methodically ran down Trademark through the long Churchill Downs stretch to win the Grade 2 Lukas Classic by head Saturday and for his second graded stakes victory of the year.

Ridden by Cristian Torres, the Florida-bred son of Arindel stallion Brethren took the winner’s share of the $438,000 Lukas Classic for 3-year-olds and older who went a mile-and-an-eighth.

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Inside This Issue

• Clapton Wins Grade 2 Lukas Classic at Churchill Downs

• Mattingly Convincing Winner of Hollywood Beach

Secret Chat One to Beat in Aventura

• Pardy Pleaser First Winner for Solera Farm's Rogueish

• Strangles in Sumpter County

• OBS Supplemental Catalog online

• Florida-bred in Stakes

• 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.

E28 – Colin Brennan

Founder of Colin Brennan Bloodstock shares his journey and experiences.

Florida-bred Mattingly - Lauren King Photo

Mattingly a Convincing Winner of Hollywood Beach

Son of Bucchero Also Earns $25,000

FTBOA Florida-bred Win Bonus


Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC and Harlow Stables LLC's Mattingly earned his first career stakes victory in convincing fashion Saturday as the Florida-bred son of Pleasant Acres Stallions' Bucchero won the $65,000 Hollywood Beach by a length-and-three-quarters at Gulfstream Park.

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Florida-bred Secret Chat

- Lauren King Photo

Secret Chat Tries to Build on Imposing Debut in Aventura


Florida-bred Secret Chat, a seven-length winner of his first race against state-bred special weight maidens, will try to build on that performance in his second start Sunday at Gulfstream Park in the $65,000 Aventura.

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Florida-bred Pardy Pleaser

- Lauren King Photo

Pardy Pleaser First Winner for Solera Farm Stallion Rogueish


Calypso Racing Stables 2022 LLC's Pardy Pleaser went to the lead inside the final sixteenth of a mile to win a $35,000 maiden claiming at Gulfstream Park Saturday and give her sire, Rogueish, his first winner. Trained by Saffie Joseph Jr.

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Strangles Confirmed in Sumpter County

According to the Equine Disease Communication Center and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, a private facility in Sumpter County in Florida has been placed under quarantine by the FDACS as of Sept. 29 due a horse testing positive for strangles. Only the animals under quarantine have additional travel restrictions.

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OBS October Supplemental Catalog now online


OCALA, FL-The Supplemental Catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2023 October Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website and in printed form at the OBS sales grounds. Thirty-seven horses have been supplemented; in all 713 horses will be sold. There are two sessions, set for Tuesday, Oct.

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Saturday, September 30

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Mattingly  Lauren King Photo 

Laurel Park

$100,000 Japan Turf Cup S. Won by Yamato (Ky)

3-year-olds and older, 1 ½ miles turf

..... Tiz a Giant (#10) Tenth


Gulfstream Park

$65,000 Hollywood Beach S. Won by Mattingly (Fla)

Mattingly earns $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred Win Bonus

2-year-olds, 5 furlongs synthetic

..... Esperon (#1) Third

..... Roar Ready (#2) Scratched

..... Prevent (#3) Fourth

..... Mattingly (#4) Winner

..... El Principito (#6) Fifth

OBS Note: Mattingly was purchased by Ironhorse Racing Stable for $70,000 out of the Two Oaks Equine consignment at the 2023 OBS March Sale

Mattingly is a graduate of the 2023 OBS March Sale

Churchill Downs

$500,000 Lukas Classic S. (Grade 2) Won by Clapton (Fla)

3-year-olds and older, 1 1/8 miles

..... Clapton (#2) Winner

Santa Anita Park

$200,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (Grade 2) Won by Dr. Schivel (Ky)

3-year-olds and older, 6 furlongs

..... C Z Rocket (#6) Eighth

..... Speed Boat Beach (#8) Second

Downs at Albuquerque

$75,000 Charles Taylor Derby Won by Flying Connection (Ky)

3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles

..... Julia’s Warrior (#5) DNF - walked off

Sunday, October 1

All Times Eastern

Florida-bred Jive Lauren King Photo 

Gulfstream Park

$65,000 Aventura S.

Plus $25,000 FTBOA Florida-bred Win Bonus

[Race 6, 3:25 p.m.]

2-year-olds, one mile

..... Brawn (#1)

..... Secret Chat (#3)

..... Jive (#5)

..... Dontbesoogrouchy (#6)


Downs at Albuquerque

$70,000 Budweiser Special S.

[Race 9, 6:50 p.m.]

3-year-olds and older, 7 furlongs

..... Cyberviking (#2)

Santa Anita Park

$100,000 Unzip Me. S.

[Race 5, 6:00 p.m.]

3-year-old fillies, abt 6 ½ furlongs turf

..... Alternate Rock (#4)

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