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Bozzo, Oldest Winning Thoroughbred Trainer In History, Dies At 98

by Press Release | 11.14.2018 | 4:07pm Jerry Bozzo   Jerry Bozzo, who passed away last Sunday at the age of 98, will be remembered as the oldest winning Thoroughbred trainer in history,  as well as a gentleman and a scholar. “He was a great gentleman. It was a pleasure to ride for him, but it was also a pleasure to know him,” said jockey Luca Panici, who rode frequently for Bozzo, including back-to-back victories aboard homebred...
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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP/NOMINATING MEETING – DEC. 13, 2018

A General Membership and Nominating Meeting Dinner will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 starting at 5:00pm at Ten Palms Restaurant on the 2nd Floor of Gulfstream Park. All Florida licensed thoroughbred owners and trainers are invited to attend – please bring your licenses. In addition to the General Membership Meeting, nominations will be taken for two expiring owner-only director positions, two expiring trainer director positions and one open director position (owner or trainer)...
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Classico Internacional del Caribe returning to GP 12/8/18

Gulfstream Park will host the “Clasico Internacional del Caribe” for the second straight year on December 8th. Horses are expected in from Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama and Jamaica. They will be vying for top honors in the 5 races carded, culminating with the $300,000 “Caribbean Derby” on a day that produced plenty of national pride and excitement a year ago. That day saw jockey Irad Ortiz notch 3...
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Angel Morales, FHBPA Groom of the Month

The FHBPA is pleased to recognize Angel Morales as the Groom of the Month for October. The 43-year-old native of Mexico has been plying his trade on the Calder/GPW backstretch for the past 25 years, including a long tenure with Daniel Hurtack for whom he scored 21 wins in one season with horses under his care. For the last 10 years he has been in the barn of Jerry Bozzo, or “Mr. B” as he...
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NATALIE FAWKES: A FAST START OUT OF THE GATE

Look out South Florida; Natalie Fawkes is the new kid on the block. If her last name sounds familiar – it is. Her dad is David Fawkes veteran trainer and winner of almost 1,000 races and board member of the Florida HBPA. Natalie has gone from show horses to thoroughbreds. And she’s certainly off to a fast start. In her first 12 races her horses are hitting the board at 50%. She celebrated her first...
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