Keyword: Florida

  • Florida Gaming, Decoupling Push Stalls

    Major gambling bills tied to a $3 billion compact with the Seminole tribe were removed from a Florida Senate committee agenda March 1 and may not be addressed before the current legislative session ends.

  • Payson Park Thoroughbred Training Center

    Payson Under Quarantine After EHV-1 Positive

    Nearly 500 Thoroughbreds in training at Payson Park Thoroughbred Training Center in Indiantown, Fla., will be quarantined for three weeks after a horse tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus Feb. 29.

  • Florida Panel OKs Decoupling, Gaming Bill

    Legislation that would allow most pari-mutuel operations to end live racing and become slot-machine casinos or card rooms with simulcast wagering easily cleared the Florida House Finance and Tax Committee Feb. 29.

  • Catch a Glimpse leads the way home in the Herecomesthebride Stakes.
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    Catch a Glimpse Takes Herecomesthebride

    Catch a Glimpse, the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) winner, shined again in her 3-year-old debut Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park with an open-lengths score in the $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Cathryn Sophia rolls to victory in the Davona Dale Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-LzG6Cdb">Order This Photo</a>

    Cathryn Sophia Flawless in Davona Dale

    Cathryn Sophia continued her rise as one of the key contenders on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks with a flawless performance Feb. 27 in the $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Hialeah Park currently offers only Quarter Horse racing

    Florida Panel Examines Decoupling Financials

    A state group that studies the impact of tax changes in Florida offered a general assessment Feb. 26 that decoupling horse racing from gaming would have minimal effect on pari-mutuel revenue for state government.

  • Cathryn Sophia wins the 2016 Forward Gal Stakes.

    Cathryn Sophia Heads Davona Dale

    Winner of her first three races by a combined 34 1/2 lengths, Cathryn Sophia looks to continue on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when she takes on six rivals in the $200,000 Davona Dale (gr. II) at Gulfstream.

  • 'Jockeys and Jeans' Set for Feb. 28

    The third "Jockeys and Jeans" fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund is set for Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park. About $400,000 in non-guaranteed stallion seasons are available through an online auction.

  • Divisidero won the American Turf (gr. IIT).

    New Year, New Rider for Divisidero

    Gunpowder Farm's Divisidero will have a new rider when the 4-year-old son of Kitten's Joy makes his first start since last July in the $150,000 Canadian Turf (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 27.

  • Midwest, Ness Split After Successful Run

    One of the most successful partnerships in Thoroughbred racing, that of Midwest Thoroughbreds and trainer Jamie Ness, ended quietly with a phone call the week of Feb. 15.

  • Gerald Aschinger

    Aschinger's Winter Home Builds a Foundation

    When it comes to winter racing and training, Gerald Aschinger, who operates War Horse Place in Kentucky with his wife, Dana, said Tampa Bay Downs is an excellent spot to build a foundation for horses before they head north.

  • FL Senate Committee Passes Decoupling Bill

    The Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee Feb. 17 passed two pieces of legislation, one authorizing a compact with the Seminole tribe and another that would allow decoupling at most racetracks in the state.

  • PDJF Celebrates, Issues Call for Support

    Celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund was joined by a serious message at the Jockeys' Guild 2016 Assembly in Hollywood, Fla.

  • Tepin cruises to victory in the Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay.

    Tepin Flawless in Endeavour

    After beating the boys last time out in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), the 5-year-old Bernstein mare handled her own division with exactly the kind of dominance trainer Mark Casse was seeking in her season debut.

  • Mark Casse in the winner's circle with Whatawonderflworld after the OBS Championship Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-9jqjvvF">Order This Photo</a>

    Casse Cues Up Sam F. Davis Wildcard

    Whatawonderflworld hasn't raced on the dirt, but trainer Mark Casse is hopeful the Tiz Wonderful gelding puts in a good showing in the Feb. 13 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Tepin wins the 2015 Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Tepin Set for Season Debut in Endeavour

    Looking to launch a campaign that could include another run at the boys at Keeneland in the Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) this spring, trainer Mark Casse has entered Tepin in the Feb. 13 Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay.

  • Industry Makes Its Case Against Decoupling

    Florida horse racing and breeding interests made their case against decoupling Feb. 9 during a House Regulatory Affairs Committee meeting, but lawmakers voted to move the legislation forward.

  • Mshawish comes home a winner in the Donn Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-v9zkHXV">Order This Photo</a>

    Mshawish Dazzles in Donn Handicap

    Last year Mshawish took the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT), but this season transitioned his form to dirt in brilliant style, and brought home the second grade I win of his career Feb. 6 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Lady Shipman cruises to victory in the Ladies Turf Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-2sft63x">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Shipman Aces Season Debut

    In her first start of the season and first for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, Ranlo Investments' Lady Shipman was a comfortable winner of the $75,000 Ladies Turf Sprint at Gulfstream Park.

  • Decoupling Surfaces in Florida Legislature

    In the wake of bills introduced in the Florida legislature, horsemen have reiterated their opposition to any measure that would permit pari-mutuel facilities to end live racing but maintain gaming operations.

  • The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association medication forum on Feb. 5

    Is Regulation Itself Thwarting Uniformity?

    Achieving true uniformity in equine medication and testing goes well beyond basic adoption of model rules, according to attorneys, horsemen, and veterinarians who picked apart the current system Feb. 5.

  • Seek Again to Shuttle to Argentina

    Grade I winner Seek Again, who is standing his first season at stud at Stroud's Lane Farm in Reddick, Fla., will shuttle to Haras Carampangue in Argentina for the Southern Hemisphere season later this year.

  • Back-and-Forth Continues on Path to Reform

    The ARCI plans an industry congress for the end of this year to develop consensus on equine medication and testing given its belief Congress won't be anywhere close to acting on legislation introduced last year.

  • Tammy The Torpedo

    Tammy the Torpedo Targets Suwannee River

    After closing out 2015 with two wins in her final three starts, Tammy the Torpedo will try to secure her first graded stakes win in the $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday, Feb. 6 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Betting was a topic during National HBPA convention Feb. 4

    HBPA Forum: Are Biggest Bettors Demonized?

    The impact big bettors have on pari-mutuel handle and the resulting revenue, as well as the need to recognize that horse owners are bettors, too, was the focus of a Feb. 4 forum during the National HBPA convention in Florida.