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.
Pinhooker Eddie Woods enjoyed a very good day at Palm Meadows Training Center near Boynton Beach, Fla., March 23.
The first mare in foal to graded stakes winner Rodman is the winning Unbridled's Song mare Tranquil Song.
Louise I. Humphrey, who bred and raced horses with her son, G. Watts Humphrey Jr., died March 18 at her Florida home.
Ronald Louis Dawe, an equine veterinarian, died Saturday, Feb. 18.
Fortunate Prospect, a successful sprinter and broodmare sire, was euthanized March 15 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center near Georgetown, Ky., because of complications from old age.
The Thoroughbred Racing Associations will hold its 20th International Simulcast Conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla., Oct. 1-3.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training concluded its two-day run with a spectacular show of financial fireworks.
A daughter of Street Sense commanded $475,000 to become the second highest-priced horse sold so far during the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Read what people had to say following an upbeat first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The action-packed first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training ended with a flourish after approximately five hours of enthusiastic bidding from a variety of shoppers.
A swift son of A.P. Indy brought $425,000 a little after 2 p.m. EDT during the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A handsome $470,000 son of Montbrook was the highest-priced horse sold as of 1 p.m. (EDT) at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
Numerous horses in the second and final session have been attracting the attention of buyers attending the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Crafty Unicorn made a big impression in his career debut, rolling to a 1 3/4-length victory in the male division of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes March 12 in Central Florida.
If this list is any indication, plenty of attractive prospects will be available March 13 during the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. select sale of 2-year-olds in training kicks off its two-day run March 13 in Central Florida. Here's what several participants had to say about the auction and the outlook for its success.
All systems are go for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. Auction company officials are upbeat and buyers seem eager to shop.
Willie Martinez and Trinniberg broke on top and never looked back en route to an easy front-running six-length victory in the $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park March 10.
The Florida legislature ended its 2012 regular session the night of March 9 and did not pass a bill that would have authorized an annual Thoroughbred meet for Hialeah Park.
A son of Johannesburg was the fastest worker at an eighth of a mile during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
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