FQHRA Announces Leading FL-Breds

Owner/breeder J.L. Gladwell leads all Florida-bred earners.

June 9, 2012


The Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association congratulates the leading 2011/2012 owner and breeder of accredited Florida-breds, J.L. Gladwell, whose 2011/2012 Florida-bred awards totaled $24,902.24.

First Down Straw was the champion accredited Florida stallion for the second year in a row. Accredited Florida-breds received up to a 20% bonus for their connections on any purse money they earn placing 1st through 4th in any AQHA-approved Quarter Horse race in Florida.

The stakes schedule for the 2012/2013 Hialeah Quarter Horse meet will be out soon. Accredited Florida-breds will once again receive a 20% bonus for their connections by running 1st through 4th in any AQHA-approved race in Florida. Congratulations once again to all the award winners. FQHRA thanks everyone for their efforts in the continued success of Quarter Horse racing in Florida.

The leading accredited Florida-breds are as follows:

2011/2012 Hialeah Quarter Horse Meet Accredited Florida-Bred Awards Champion of the Meet: Ima Gator Fan

Champion Accredited Florida-Bred Owner & Breeder: J.L. Gladwell III

Champion Accredited Florida Stallion: First Down Straw (Strawfly Special - First Prize Dash, by Dash For Cash) Owned by Linda McCleery & Chantell Bourgeois of Ontario, Canada

Foals of 2009 (2-year-olds in 2011)
Champion Gelding:
Country Boy Deluxe, winner of the Hialeah El Nino Invitational
Owner/Breeder: Lucas Racing Inc, New Market, MD

Champion Filly: Ima Gator Fan, winner of the South Florida Quarter Horse Derby
Owner/Breeder: J.L. Gladwell III, Reddick, FL

Champion Colt: Feature My News, 3rd in South Florida Quarter Horse Derby
Owner: Alicia L. Hill Smith, Rebecca, GA
Breeder: W.W. McKibbin, Ocala, FL

Overall Champion of Foals of 2009: Ima Gator Fan

Foals of 2008 (3-year-olds in 2011)
Champion Gelding:
Mr Speed Wrench, 3rd in the FQHRA Stallion Stakes Derby (R)
Owner: Z. V. Oropallo
Breeder: Flying Fisch Farm Inc.

Champion Filly: Love The Lady
Owner: Willie Spears
Breeder: Jimmy T. Bowen

Champion Colt: Mr First Down Straw
Owner/Breeder: Sarah Ann Owens

Overall Champion of Foals of 2008: Mr Speed Wrench