The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association has announced enhanced incentives for Florida-breds in Gulfstream Park stakes. The estimated $2-million FTBOA program begins Apr. 1 and extends through December.
The GI Curlin Florida Derby card Apr. 1 includes more than $650,000 performance bonuses for FTBOA registered Florida-breds and for Florida Sire Stakes (FSS) eligible contenders.
FTBOA offers $100,000 to owners of FTBOA registered Florida-breds, plus $100,000 for eligible FSS owners that finish first, second or third in the Florida Derby, to be paid on a 60%-30%-10% basis, respectively.
The GII Gulfstream Park Oaks similarly includes $50,000 for owners of FTBOA registered Florida-breds plus $50,000 for eligible FSS owners that finish first, second or third, also to be paid on a 60%-30%-10% basis.
For the Apr. 1 undercard stakes, FTBOA offers $25,000 to registered Florida-breds winners, plus $5,000 per Florida-bred second through fifth-place finisher.
After Apr. 1 and through the end of 2023, FTBOA offers a $25,000 win bonus to owners of FTBOA registered Florida-breds that officially win an unrestricted stakes at Gulfstream Park. Owners of runners eligible for the Florida Sire Stakes who win stakes restricted to Florida-breds may receive a $25,000 FSS bonus, also paid by FTBOA.
All bonuses are an FTBOA program and payments will be administered through the FTBOA. Eligible contenders must be FTBOA registered Florida-breds and/or eligible for the Florida Sire Stakes.