Jacks or Better Farm and trainer Stanley Gold’s amazing domination of the Florida Sire Stakes series continued at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, when Fellowship made a last-to-first move in a 14-horse field to score a 4 1/2-length triumph in the $500,000 In Reality Division.
Sent to post at 12-1, the son of Awesome of Course’s triumph gave his owner/breeder Fred Brei and Gold their record 18th victory in the series for 2-year-olds sired by accredited Florida stallions. Brei and Gold have also teamed for two victories in this year’s inaugural series for 3-year-olds.
Fellowship ($26) ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:46.13 under Jose Caraballo, finishing well clear of Jacks or Better stablemate Abercorn.
The In Reality co-featured the $1.3 million Florida Sire Stakes program with the $500,000 My Dear Girl Division.
In the My Dear Girl, Coffeepot Stables’ Flora Dora ($20.40) broke through with her maiden victory at the most opportune occasion. The daughter of First Dude also provided trainer Marialice Coffey with her first stakes success and her first victory from 18 starters in 2015, scoring by 1 1/2 lengths under Matthew Rispoli in the 1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-old fillies sired by accredited Florida stallions.
▪ Embry-Riddle 3, Nova Southeastern 1: The host Sharks (11-4) lost to Sunshine State Conference provisional member Embry-Riddle (10-3) 25-21, 18-25, 29-31, 16-25.
▪ Palm Beach Atlantic 4, Nova Southeastern 2: The visiting Sharks (5-4-0) scored the opening two goals but could not fend off the undefeated and No. 5 Sailfish (9-0-1).
▪ Barry 1, Florida Southern 0: The 11th-ranked Buccaneers (7-2-0, 3-1-0 SSC) nipped the host Moccasins (1-6-1, 1-3-0) on Lavinia Nkomo’s goal.
▪ Nova Southeastern 2, Palm Beach Atlantic 1 (OT): The host Sharks (8-2-0) won their fifth in a row. Sierra Lelii scored the winner.