08/03/2017 9:10AM

Florida breeder, stallion awards staying at record-high levels in 2018

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The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association will once again offer the highest possible breeder and stallion awards authorized under state law in 2018.

The FTBOA’s board approved the proposal during its August meeting. Under the awards program, 20 percent of announced gross purses will be available for both breeder and stallion awards, with breeder awards distributed across first, second, and third place. The move continues the award levels established by the board for 2017, the highest in the history of the Florida Thoroughbred industry.

“None of this could happen without visionary board leadership and engaged staff, combined with an amazing membership of very dedicated Florida breeders and owners,” FTBOA chief executive Lonny Powell said in a release. “I am thrilled for our hardworking and deserving FTBOA members that we have been able to economically support their breeding activity via our awards program for yet another year and make some serious money available to them in a very competitive business.”

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