Florida's administrative court set a timetable of late November 2012 for a ruling that could determine whether Gretna Racing LLC in Florida can continue to use a Quarter Horse racing permit for pari-mutuel barrel racing.
Florida sire West Acre was euthanized Aug. 16 due to complications of laminitis at Gilbert and Marilyn Campbell's Stonehedge Farm South near Williston, Fla. The unraced son of Forty Niner was 17.
A strong storm system that swept across Central Florida Aug. 21 failed to dampen the enthusiasm of buyers attending the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling auction in Central Florida.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. officials are cautiously optimistic that the August yearling sale can pick up right where the sales company's juvenile sale season ended: on a high note.
Gulfstream and Calder appear headed toward another dispute over southeast Florida racing dates, with Gulfstream preparing for a major expansion in the second half of 2013 and Calder planning to push for December racing again.
Gulfstream Park announced it will offer 61 stakes (33 graded) worth more than $10.1 million during its 2012-13 race meet, which is highlighted by the March 30 Florida Derby (gr. I).
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 751 horses for its August yearling sale. The number is down 2.7% from last year's total of 772.
Grade II winner Keyed Entry sired his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Hyena won at Betfair Hollywood Park July 13 in her first start.
Nine 3-year-old filly sprinters, including the top two finishers from the Leave Me Alone Stakes, have been entered for the $150,000 Azalea Stakes (gr. III) going six furlongs on the July 7 "Summit of Speed" card at Calder.
The Florida Division of Administrative Hearings ended a four-day hearing June 29 without issuing a ruling on whether Gretna Racing LLC can continue to use a Quarter Horse racing license to hold pari-mutuel barrel racing.
Executiveprivilege, who brought $650,000 in April to top the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, made her career debut a winning one.
A filly by Flatter and colt by Midnight Lute worked quarter miles in :21 flat, the fastest works at the distance at the third and final session of the Under Tack Show for the OBS sale.
Graded stakes winner Gottcha Gold came through with his first winner when his son My Daddy's Dollars won a maiden special weight race at Calder.
Got the Last Laugh sired his first winner when his daughter Giggle Fit won at Belmont Park June 14 in her initial start.
Grade I winner Circular Quay came through with his first winner when his daughter Jewel in the Sky won at Calder Race Course by 5 1/2 lengths June 9
Thomas McLaughlin has been promoted to vice president of facilities and track surfaces at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida, it was announced June 4.
The supplemental catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses has 43 lots and can be viewed on the auction firm's website: www.obssales.com.
The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is asking Calder Casino & Race Course to call off a plan to charge grooms and hot walkers rent to live in rooms in the track's barn area.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company is accepting supplemental entries to its June sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses in Central Florida. The entries must be received by May 30.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 680 horses for its June sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses. The auction will be held June 19 and 20 in Central Florida.
Tampa Bay Downs ended its 86th racing season with a decline in average daily all-sources handle during the 92-day meet that began Dec. 3, 2011, and ended May 6.
Dr. Barry Eisaman and his wife, Shari, are hoping that I'll Have Another will help them complete a personal Triple Crown this weekend.
Hialeah Park is calling off its plan for a possible return of Thoroughbred racing in April and May of 2013 but still hopes to open a casino with slot machines next year.
Gulfstream Park produced sizable increases in handle, both on track and all sources, for its 2011-12 race meet.
The Florida Supreme Court April 27 upheld a decision by a lower state court that authorizes Hialeah Park to have a casino with Las Vegas-style slot machines.
A Majestic Warrior sold for $400,000, topping the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s April 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale April 24 in Central Florida.
A Medaglia d'Oro filly sold for $400,000, topping a successful opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co's. April Spring Sale of 2-year-olds April 23.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co's spring sale feature nearly 1,200 2-year-olds over its four sessions in Central Florida.
Three horses were the quickest workers at a quarter mile April 19 during the third session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
Six Thoroughbreds that were traveling by van from Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida to Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland April 18 were involved in an accident along Interstate 95 in Colleton County, S.C.
A Keyed Entry filly and a Wildcat Heir colt named Spare No Expense were among the standouts April 18 during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A daughter of Henny Hughes posted the fastest time for an eighth of a mile during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
In arrangement with the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company, BloodHorse.com will stream live video of the upcoming Thoroughbred OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training and under tack showings in Ocala, Fla.
Gulfstream Park held a Quarter Horse race April 8, following the last race of its 2011-2012 Thoroughbred meet.
Calder Casino & Race Course will begin its 2012 season April 9, and one of its first tasks will be making fans around the country aware that it is opening two weeks earlier than in previous years.
Yara, upset winner of the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) earlier this year, is being pointed toward the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) following her fifth-place finish in last week's Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II).
Gulfstream Park has scheduled a Quarter Horse race for April 8, and is doing that in what the track's president and general manager Timothy Ritvo said is an effort to make sure that it can retain its permit for such racing.
Padua Stables, the 763-acre property developed in Central Florida and owned by the prominent Satish Sanan, will sell at a real estate auction May 31.
A barn fire that killed nine horses at McKathan Farms near Reddick, Fla., April 1, was ruled an accident, according to a story on the Ocala Star-Banner newspaper's website (www.ocala.com) April 2.
Nine horses died April 1 in a barn fire at McKathan Farm and Training Center near Reddick, Fla., according to a story on the Ocala Star-Banner newspaper's website (www.ocala.com).
It was close, but Hit It Rich prevailed in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 31 at South Florida's Gulfstream Park. The 5-year-old daughter of Smart Strike got up late to defeat Aqsaam by a half-length.
Janis Whitham's homebred Fort Larned made his 1 3/16-mile trip at Gulfstream Park March 31 a quick one. He set a track record of 1:53.92 for the distance while cruising to victory in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III).
Gulfstream Park has been fully accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, officials said March 29.
The program can give you Union Rags to win the grade I Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park March 31. Is that the way you should go?
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 1,196 horses for its spring sale of 2-year-olds in training. The number is down 13.1% from last year's total of 1,377.
The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training lived up to its high risk/high reward reputation March 26. For the lucky consignors who hit the jackpot, the riches were greater than they had been in 2011.
A chestnut colt by Distorted Humor commanded $1.2 million from Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock agent John Ferguson to lead the Fasig-Tipton Florida select 2-year-old sale at Palm Meadows Training Center March 26.
Which horses will be the stars at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training? Following is a list of horses that could bring the highest prices during the auction.
The Fasig-Tipton Florida select juvenile auction is known for its good-looking horses with attractive pedigrees and expensive prices. Here is what people had to say about their predictions for the market and other topics.
If Fasig-Tipton's Boyd Browning expressed his outlook for the Florida select juvenile auction in terms of a weather forecast, his prediction would call for sunny skies and no chance of rain.
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