Multiple grade I winner Life At Ten worked for the first time this year Feb. 13, covering three eighths of a mile in an easy :38.50 at Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida.
Mike Repole's undefeated 2-year-old champion and Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Uncle Mo breezed a half mile Feb. 13 in :47.45 at Palm Meadows in Florida.
Greatness, a 12-year-old son of Mr. Prospector, has arrived for stallion duty at Randolph Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla.
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Cool Coal Man, a grade II-winning son of Mineshaft, will stand the 2011 breeding season at Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Florida for a fee of $5,000.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 490 horses for its March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The number is up 44.1% from 2010's total of 340.
Just because there are no 3-year-old dirt stakes at Gulfstream this weekend doesn't mean there are no races with Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) implications.
The first foal by 2008 champion sprinter Benny the Bull is a colt born Jan. 26 at Ben-D South near Ocala, Fla.
Florida-based jockey Eibar Coa was jailed Monday, Jan. 31 on a domestic battery charge after his wife told police Coa punched her in the face, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Steven Michael Bell's Aegean, sent off at 9-1 odds, held off a determined 13-1 shot in Jessica Is Back to post an upset in the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 29
Hialeah Park is moving ahead with plans to build a casino even though three other southeast Florida pari-mutuel outlets are continuing with a lawsuit that challenges its legal right to have slot machines.
The question of which state will win the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classic is moot this year as all 10 entrants were bred in Florida.
Florida breeders Doc and Deborah Silveira reported the first foal by group II winner and millionaire Two Step Salsa is a colt born Jan. 12 at the Silveiras' Double C Farm near Reddick, Fla.
Trainer William E. Croll, son of deceased Hall of Fame conditioner Warren A. "Jimmy" Croll Jr., died Jan. 15 in Hollywood, Fla.
The first reported foal by grade II winner Old Fashioned is a colt born Jan. 15 at Destiny Oaks near Ocala, Fla.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale enjoyed significant upswings in its key business figures from a year ago during its latest edition, which ended Jan. 19 in Central Florida.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale kicked off Jan. 18 in Central Florida with big increases in its key business figures during its consignor preferred session.
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Longtime racing official Allen Fairbanks died Jan. 17 in Florida after a long illness.
Harold Queen's homebred Big Drama runs big in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and is named champion Male Sprinter for his efforts. Florida-bred son of Montbrook also placed in two grade Is at Saratoga.
Rarely has a juvenile filly been able to step out of the Florida-bred ranks and make her mark as a champion by season's end, but Awesome Feather is not your typical Florida-bred filly.
There are 522 horses cataloged for the Central Florida auction.
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino reported strong gains in business for the first five days of its 2011 meet, which began Jan. 5. Handle thus far is up 17.2% in total.
Zayat Stables' Black N Beauty probably earned himself a ticket to the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) with a solid victory in a $51,500 allowance test for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park Jan. 7.
Richard Simon, owner of Sez Who Thoroughbreds, is facing foreclosure on 86 acres of farmland in Florida after allegedly defaulting on more than $8.1 million in loans, according to court documents filed in Ocala.
The biggest issue at Calder Casino & Race Course Jan. 4, closing day of its 2010-11 meet, was a fast-brewing and potentially bitter dispute with Gulfstream Park over southeast Florida's attractive December racing dates.
The Jockey Club said Jan. 3 the Tropical Park Derby, run Jan. 1 at Calder Casino & Race Course in Florida, was inadvertently listed as a grade III stakes in data feeds provided by Equibase.
Gulfstream Park will open its 2011 racing meet Jan. 5 with a new Sunday date for the Florida Derby (gr. I), other changes in its stakes schedule, and new multi-race bets highlighted by a 10-cent only Pick 6.
Gulfstream Park is considering a 3 p.m. first post time for the last six Fridays of its 2011 racing season, according to the track's president and general manager.
The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Dec. 21 issued a license for slot machines to Hialeah Park. Gaming could be offered in November 2011, officials said.
The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has honored longtime president Sam Gordon as man of the year, while Herb Elkins got the organization's lifetime achievement award.
Grade II winner Mach Ride was been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2011 at the Appleton family's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 522 horses for its 2011 winter mixed sale. The number is up 5.2% from 2010's total of 496.
Leading Florida stallion Wildcat Heir will stand in 2011 for a fee of $10,000 at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla.
The South Florida track is also making plans for Thoroughbred races and a casino beginning with the 2011-12 season.
Overnight purses will be cut at Churchill Downs Inc.'s Calder Casino & Race Course
A state court in Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 22 ruled in favor of Hialeah Park on one count of a lawsuit that challenges its legal right to build a casino with Las Vegas-style slot machines.
Sarava, winner of the 2002 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will stand the 2011 season at the Appleton family's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Kiss the Kid, a multiple graded stakes winner from the female family of Horse of the Year Black Tie Affair, has been retired from racing and will stand stud in 2011 at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud in Florida.
Calder Casino & Race Course will hold its annual Florida Million Nov. 13, with eight stakes races for Florida-breds.
Leading freshman sire Congrats will stand the 2011 breeding season at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.
Adena Springs, owned by Frank Stronach, has chosen Chad Brown as the new trainer of Awesome Feather, the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner it bought for $2.3 million.
Sword Dance, one of Florida's leading sires for a number of years, died Nov. 1 of natural causes at Gilbert and Marilyn Campbell's Stonehedge Farm South near Williston, Fla.
Auctions are scheduled for Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, and Texas.
Gail Gee, owner of Derby Daze Farm near Ocala, Fla., died Oct. 26 in Ocala.
Boosted by quality offerings in the dispersal of Al and Nora Figliolia's Westbury Stables, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale enjoyed major upswings in gross of 48.3% and average price of 27.8% from a year ago.
Calder Casino & Race Course said Oct. 16 that it has lifted racing and training restrictions on horses stabled at Racetrack Training Center.
The market for yearlings this year showed signs of stability after big setbacks in 2009. But was that enough to boost the demand for breeding stock?
The auction formerly was conducted at Calder Casino & Race Course.
Hialeah Park, a racetrack traditionally known for its high pari-mutuel takeout, has greatly reduced it to 12% across the board.
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