Leo Azpurua Sr., who in 1980 founded Parkhurst Farms in Ocala, died July 15 at age 82 in Gainesville, Fla.
Florida-based stallion Iqbaal saw his first winner July 9, when juvenile filly Happy as a Queen won the fifth race at Gulfstream Park.
Long before racing fans became acquainted with the brilliance of likely Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite American Pharoah, J.B. and Kevin McKathan recognized his vast potential.
The OBS April 2-year-olds in training sale, which begins April 21, has about 1,200 horses cataloged.
Bill and Janet Grube, owners of Destiny Oaks of Ocala, don't believe in luck. But as the name of their farm suggests, they do believe in destiny. Download Now
The first reported foal for grade I winner Currency Swap arrived Jan. 8 at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Fla., when graded stakes winner Le Mi Geaux, by First Samurai, delivered a colt.
Bridlewood Farm owner John Malone has completed a deal to purchase Ballylinch Stud in County Kilkenny, Ireland, from the Mahony family's Killeen Group Holdings.
He's Had Enough, a regally bred son of Tapit, will join the stallion roster at Woodford Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., for his first breeding season in 2015.
The first runners broken and trained last year at Gelfenstein Farm have shipped to South Florida and are in training with Antonio Sano.
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age starts Monday, June 9, and continues through Saturday, June 14.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports the number of Thoroughbreds who died after receiving a compounded drug from Wickliffe Pharmacy in Lexington, Ky. has grown to four, and six others have become ill.
A University of Florida veterinarian said a compounded drug from the Wickliffe Pharmacy in Lexington may have led to the deaths of two Thoroughbreds and caused neurological disturbances with six others.
I went back to the barn next morning to see Puck and ran my knuckles over his shins, looking for signs of trouble, but he didn't move an inch...
Reddam Racing's FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I) winner Bond Holder has been taken to an Ocala clinic for 24-hour monitoring, trainer Doug O'Neill said March 6.
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A set of yearlings strutting across a grassy field in pairs, as dripping strands of Spanish moss hang over their heads. read blog
Grade I winner Brilliant Speed was represented by his first reported foal Jan. 29 when a colt was born at Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud near Ocala.
Biondetti's first foal is out of the Elusive Quality mare Elusive Blackjack. The breeder is Sergio Ripamonte and the filly is the second foal for the half sister to stakes winner Hirschy.
Zensational Storm, by Zensational, and Pushingonastring, by Distorted Humor, each sold for $75,000 to top proceedings during the horses of racing age portion of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale Jan. 23 in Ocala.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold a two-day Thoroughbred Pedigree and Conformation Clinic March 7-8 at Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. in Ocala.
Astrology, a grade III-winning son of A.P. Indy, sired his first foal on Thursday, Jan. 9, when a colt was born at Rick Sutherland's farm near Ocala, Fla.
The 25th annual Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's "Day of Champions" races will be run Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Ocala, Fla.
Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud will host its annual Stallion Show Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Ocala-based farm.
Eclipse Award champion and Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Big Drama heads HallMarc Stallion's 2014 roster.
Prospective, Malibu Moon's grade II-winning earner of $719,130, has been retired from racing and will stand at J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud in Florida for the 2014 breeding season.
The three-day OBS August yearling sale got off to a strong start with double-digit increases in average and median.
The son of War Front broke his maiden in the grade III With Anticipation Stakes.
Prominent American businessman John C. Malone and his wife Leslie have purchased renowned Thoroughbred nursery Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla. The property was turned over to new ownership Aug. 1.
Buyers of 2-year-olds in training continued to demonstrate an appetite for race-ready youngsters during the opening session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.
Sales officials and consignors are understandably optimistic heading into the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age June 18-19 in Ocala.
To Brennan, success is a result of teamwork and talent. Along with wife, Stephanie, Niall operates Niall Brennan Stables in Ocala, Fl. where Kentucky Derby winner Orb received his initial training as a young colt.
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The catalog is available on online. The sale, to be held March 12-13, will be streamed live on BloodHorse.com.
The newborn foal is out of 5-year-old Hennessy mare Wall St Widow. Wall St Widow's dam, Love Or Money (Coronado's Quest), is a half sister to multiple graded stakes winner and sire Broken Vow (Unbridled).
Woodford Stallions at Stonewall Farm Ocala has hired Doug Phalin as general manager, along with his wife, Laurie, as new farm manager, the operation announced Jan. 4.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale ended strongly with an open session after beginning with impressive surges in a consignor preferred session.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. will close out an upbeat year with its fall mixed sale Oct. 16-17 in Central Florida. The season, so far, has been filled with gains in key business figures.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company and The Jockey Club Information Systems will be conducting two seminars focusing on the Equineline Sales Catalog App.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 420 horses for its fall mixed sale. The number is down 4.8% from last year's total of 441.
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.
Chestnut turf specialist made 52 starts and won 14 races, including three grade I stakes.
Chestnut turf specialist made 52 starts and won 14 races, including three grade 1 stakes.
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 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.
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 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).
Ronald Louis Dawe, an equine veterinarian, died Saturday, Feb. 18.
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.
Trainer Todd Pletcher supplemented grade I-placed Big Blue Nation to the $100,000 OBS Championship colts and geldings division for 3-year-olds.
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