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Act I: Welcome to Marion County

Act I: Welcome to Marion County

Journey to Marion County, Fl., and explore why this limestone-rich region is the primary education location for young Thoroughbreds. The last two Triple Crown winners trained here as 2-year-olds. Sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Watch Video

Triple Crown Training: Explore Marion County

Triple Crown Training: Explore Marion County

Act I, Presented by Fasig-Tipton: Marion County, FL is the go-to nursery for young Thoroughbreds; the last 2 Triple Crown winners, American Pharoah and Affirmed, trained there as 2-yr-olds.

FTC charity auctions raise more than $320,000

The proceeds from the Florida Thoroughbred Charities' "Bright Futures" auction reached an all-time high, raising over $60,000 from its live and silent auctions and over $260,000 from its stallion seasons auction. The live and silent auctions/cocktail party was held at Steinbrenner's Yankee Ramada Inn Jan. 16.

Indy Parlor Denied, But Rule Change a Possibility

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission denied Indiana Downs' petition for a Marion County off-track betting facility Aug. 20, but it left racetrack officials optimistic another rule change could be negated in the coming months.

Confirmed Marion County West Nile Cases Down

Two more horses were found to have tested positive for West Nile virus in Marion County, Fla., the week of Sept. 9, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to 16 for 2002. Last year, there were 66 cases.

West Nile Virus Cases Down in Ocala Area

West Nile Virus Cases Down in Ocala Area

Many Marion County, Fla., horse farm owners took the advice of their veterinarians seriously and vaccinated their horses against the vector-borne West Nile virus last autumn. It has resulted in a decrease in the number of cases in 2002.

Florida Governor Supports Racing, Not Expanded Gambling

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush paid a visit to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. intertrack wagering facility June 29, but it wasn't to place a wager. Bush was in town for a grass-roots barbecue, and he reiterated his opposition to expanded gambing.

Stronach Proceeding with Plans for Ocala Track

Frank Stronach, chairman of Magna Entertainment, is proceeding with plans to build a racetrack complex near Ocala, Fla., despite facing several governmental and legislative hurdles.

Art's Love Affair With Horses Hasn't Subsided

Art's Love Affair With Horses Hasn't Subsided

Horse Mania, Ponies on Parade, Horse Fever. There is no doubt America has it, whatever name it goes by. The third (known) public art display featuring horses came out of the stable last week, and there's still plenty of opportunity to get an artsy horse of your own.

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