R Harper Rose Basks In Forward Gal Win

R Harper Rose (Khozan) represented her fellow Florida-breds well in Saturday's GIII Forward Gal S. over the Hallandale strip as she dropped the hammer down the lane to win. The OBS March grad made her debut a winning one as she streaked to a gate-to-wire finish by 6 1/4 lengths at Gulfstream Park in early August. Stepping into optional claiming company over the same surface Sept. 22, the filly was equally as potent when she won by 5 3/4 lengths. On her home floor last fall, the bay took on...

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Florida's Leading Sire Khozan To Stand For $6,500

Multiple leading Florida sire Khozan will have his stud fee set at $6,500, according to a release Thursday from Journeyman Stud. An eleven-year-old son of Distorted Humor, Khozan was the leading 2-year-old sire in Florida when his first crop ran in 2019 and has continued to be the Sunshine State's leading general sire every year since. Represented by 12 black-type runners this year, including GIII Delaware Oaks winner Foggy Night, Me and Mr. C, winner of the Kentucky Downs Preview S. and R Harper Rose, recent winner of the Susan's...

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Liam's Map's Deterministic Is Sire's Newest 'Rising Star' at Saratoga

by Alan Carasso & Patrycja Szpyra Displaying some single-minded ways in the post parade, where he proved himself quite the handful, St Elias Stable, Ken Langone, C. Steven Duncker and Vicarage Stable's Deterministic (Liam's Map--Giulio's Jewel, by Speightstown) was off slowly on top of his pre-race antics, but he overcame it all to relentlessly grind his way to 'TDN Rising Star' honors in Saturday's fifth race from Saratoga. Clearly last from the stalls, the dark bay colt lingered at the back of the field for a time, then was content...

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Occult Dominates Rivals in Monmouth Oaks

It was a Halloween exacta come early as Occult (Into Mischief) dominated the GIII Monmouth Oaks over a determined Foggy Night (Khozan), giving jockey Feargal Lynch the black-type double in New Jersey. Steadied last out in the GI Acorn at Big Sandy, but recovering well enough to finish third, the 7-5 favorite had already tasted success early this year in New York as the Busanda S. victress at Aqueduct before running fifth in the GIII Gazelle behind Promiseher America (American Pharoah). Racing four wide after the jump and settling well...

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FTBOA Names 2022 Champions

Simplification (Not This Time) was named the 2022 Florida-bred Horse of the Year in a vote by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association board of directors. Bred by France Weiner and her late husband Irwin Weiner, Simplification, who was also named the 2022 Florida-bred Champion 3-Year-Old Colt, was recognized for his victories in the GII Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth S. in April and in the Mucho Macho Man S. in January, both at Gulfstream. He also produced several other graded-stakes performances in 2022 including a fourth-place finish in the...

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Journeyman Stud Announces Relocation And 2023 Fees

Journeyman Stud has relocated to Brent and Crystal Fernung's Reddick, Florida property for the 2023 breeding season. "When we built the original stallion farm in 2008, our goal was to accommodate a large contingent of stallions and hence a fifteen-stall stallion barn," said Brent Fernung. "Over the years, we've changed our sights toward more quality, fewer numbers and no longer saw the need for the larger operation. We've owned the Reddick property since 2006 and previously utilized it as our foaling facility and to start breaking yearlings." The new Journeyman...

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Sun Shines Brighter In The Sunshine State With Hot Peppers' Success

Florida horse country is near synonymous with yearlings, training farms, and the promise a young horse brings to the legions of supporters behind it. With hotly contested claims as to who exactly holds the title of 'Horse Capital of the World', diehard Lexingtonians more than willing to defend their claims to the ends of time, some tend to get too caught up in splitting hairs. Regional markets can, and do play, a prominent role in building dynasties. They provide a foundation without which the industry could not stand; at least,...

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Journeyman Stud Fees Remain Unchanged for 2021

Stud fees for Khozan (Distorted Humor), St. Patrick's Day (Pioneerof the Nile) and Fury Kapcori (Tiznow) well remain unchanged for 2021, Journeyman Stud announced Wednesday. Khozan will stand for $10,000, St. Patrick's Day for $5,000 and Fury Kapcori for $2,500. "We had so many requests for Khozan in 2020 that we were forced to turn away a lot of mares," Journeyman's Brent Fernung said. "Khozan certainly has accomplished enough to justify raising his fee for 2021 under normal circumstances, but with the current uncertainty caused by the pandemic, Crystal and...

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FTBOA Names 2019 Florida-bred Champions

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association has announced its Florida-bred champions for 2019. For the 16th time in FTBOA history, Charlotte Weber was honored with a Florida-bred champion that was bred by her Live Oak Stud and owned by her Live Oak Plantation as Global Access (Giant's Causeway) was named the Florida-bred champion 3-year-old colt or gelding. Live Oak Stud was also named the Florida Breeder of the Year for the third time and the Leading Owner by Florida-bred earnings for the fourth time. Global Access won the 2019...

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Khozan Colt Easy As You Like at Gulfstream

6th-Gulfstream, $40,640, (S), Alw (NW1X), Opt. Clm ($16,000), 4-23, 3yo/up, 1m, 1:35.23, ft. UNTITLED (c, 3, Khozan--Cindy Says, by Elusive Quality) dismantled a field of state-bred juveniles by 11 lengths on debut Dec. 14 (98 Beyer) for Brent Fernung and Mike Sebastian after which Gary Barber purchased a majority interest, with Sebastian retaining a small piece. Fourth as the 7-5 favorite behind Mischievious Alex (Into Mischief) in the GIII Swale S. Feb. 1, the bay was a sound second to 'TDN Rising Star' Gouverneur Morris (Constitution) in a two-turn Tampa...

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Green Light Go Returns Against Exciting Untitled in Deep Swale

Attempting to build on the promise he showed last summer, Stronach Stables' Green Light Go (Hard Spun) will kick off his 3-year-old season against dazzling debut winner Untitled (Khozan) and six other foes in an intriguing renewal of the GIII Swale S. Saturday at Gulfstream. Unveiled by trainer Jimmy Jerkens July 4 at Belmont, the bay went to the lead and shook off the bid of subsequent SW/GSP colt Another Miracle (American Pharoah) en route to a 3 1/4-length success before scoring by a similar margin, this time from off...

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Mixed Sales Season Shifts to Ocala

A total of 646 horses of all ages have been cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Winter Mixed Sale, which kicks off a two-day run in Central Florida Tuesday morning. The sale begins at 11 a.m. ET with a consignor preferred session (hip 1-186) to be immediately followed by the horses of racing age section (hip 201-351). The balance of the horses (hip 401-710) will be offered during the sale's open session Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. "We've had a chance to go around and look at the horses...

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