Florida Sire Stakes Posts Released Wednesday

Entries will be out on Wednesday afternoon for this Saturday’s opening races in the 2017 Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

The Sire Stakes is an annual series of six races. Three races are for Florida-bred 2-year-old males that meet other eligibility requirements and three are for Florida-bred 2-year-old fillies that meet other eligibility requirements.

The Aug. 5 opening leg races are the $100,000 Dr. Fager at six furlongs on dirt for males and the $100,000 Desert Vixen at six furlongs on dirt for fillies.

Dunk, Easter Vigil, Capital S and Seattle Treasure are among likely starters in the Dr. Fager Florida Fuego, Phantom Ro, Awesome Mass and Sittin on Cotton are among likely starters in the Desert Vixen.

We will have preview coverage throughout the week on our website

The Sire Stakes series will continue on Sept. 2 and conclude on Sept. 30.

The series is sponsored by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners’ Association and is open to sons and daughters of Florida-registered stallions whose owners have nominated them for the program.


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