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FHBPA Notes Florida Sire Stakes-Eligible Horses Can Now Also Compete As Three Year-Olds In 2015

A joint effort of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (FTBOA), FHBPA and Gulfstream Park, the Florida Sire Stakes has increased purses from $2.5 million in 2014 to more than $3 million in 2015--a 20 percent jump attributable to the extraordinary success of its introduction at Gulfstream last year.

FHBPA Notes Florida Sire Stakes-Eligible Horses Can Now Also Compete As Three Year-Olds In 2015

Florida Thoroughbred trainers and owners of three year-old colts or fillies who were eligible for the Florida Sire Stakes last year may not realize they now have a 2015 contender in the barn for the popular series, which begins at Gulfstream Park on August 8 and continues on September 5 and October 3.

“This is the first year the Florida Sire Stakes will feature three-year olds,” Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) President Bill White explained.  “If you knew your horse was good at two, now’s the chance to prove he or she is great at three, plus take a shot at some serious money.  Suddenly, the Florida Sire Stakes eligibility fees you paid last year just doubled in value.”

A joint effort of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (FTBOA), FHBPA and Gulfstream Park, the Florida Sire Stakes has increased purses from $2.5 million in 2014 to more than $3 million in 2015–a 20 percent jump attributable to the extraordinary success of its introduction at Gulfstream last year. 

“Trainers and owners will realize the value of these particular three year-old races immediately, because they are just that–exclusively three year-olds,” White said.  “We’ve listened and are responding to the horsemen’s requests and desire for having 3 year-old only races. We expect that this series will help fill the need.

“But we need horsemen’s help in getting the word out about eligible three-year olds to other owners and trainers who may not realize that what used to be the ‘Florida Stallion Stakes’ has now got a new home and even more to offer,” White added, noting that there are currently nearly 500 three-year olds currently eligible to run in this year’s Florida Sire Stakes.  “So check your records, because you don’t want to pass these purses up.”

Information on the 2015 Florida Sire Stakes Series is listed below:

 

Saturday, August 8

The Florida Sire Stakes – Dr. Fager Division

2 year-old colts; 6 furlongs (Dirt)–$200,000 Guaranteed

The Florida Sire Stakes – Desert Vixen Division

2 year-old fillies; 6 furlongs (Dirt)–$200,000 Guaranteed

The Florida Sire Stakes – Unbridled Division

3 year-old colts; 7 furlongs (Dirt)–$150,000 Guaranteed

The Florida Sire Stakes – Three Ring Division

3 year-old fillies; 7 furlongs (Dirt)–$150,000 Guaranteed

 

Saturday, September 5

The Florida Sire Stakes – Affirmed Division

2 year-old colts; 7 furlongs (Dirt)–$300,000 Guaranteed

The Florida Sire Stakes – Susan’s Girl Division

2 year-old fillies; 7 furlongs (Dirt)–$300,000 Guaranteed

The Florida Sire Stakes – Jewell Princess Division

3 year-old fillies; 1 mile (Turf)–$150,000 Guaranteed

The Florida Sire Stakes – Prized Division

3 year-old colts; 1 mile (Turf)–$150,000 Guaranteed

 

Saturday, October 3

The Florida Sire Stakes – Meadow Star Division

3 year-old fillies; 1 1/16 miles (Dirt)–$150,000 Guaranteed

The Florida Sire Stakes – Foolish Pleasure Division

3 year-old colts; 1 1/16 miles (Dirt)–$150,000 Guaranteed

The Florida Sire Stakes – My Dear Girl Division

2 year-old fillies; 1 1/16 miles (Dirt)–$500,000 Guaranteed

The Florida Sire Stakes – In Reality Division

2 year-old colts; 1 1/16 miles (Dirt)–$500,000 Guaranteed

 

To view Florida Sire Stakes (FSS) eligibility lists and race information for the Class of 2015, click on the hyperlinks below:

To go to the FTBOA Florida sire stakes Web page, click here:  http://www.ftboa.com/membership/florida-sire-stakes 

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