Keyword: Ocala

  • Hip #1, Silver Deputy - Daisy Dukes by Ghazi, brought $520,000 to top the auction.

    OBS Sale Posts Record Average

    The market for young horses sizzled as the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. kicked off the selling season for 2-year-olds in training Tuesday in Central Florida with its February select auction, which attracted a large, diverse group of enthusiastic shoppers.

  • Roses in May was one of several graded stakes winners selected by Danzel Brendemuehl.

    Classic Success

    Danzel Brendemuehl's passion for Thoroughbred racing was ignited -- almost literally -- when she was just 16 years old. Now, after gaining valuable experience in the trenches of the industry, she's selecting top performers such as Monterey Jazz, Roses In May, Fleetstreet Dancer, and Fridays a Comin.

  • Hip #20, Hold That Tiger - French Factor, worked a quarter in :20 4/5.

    Times Fast at OBS Show

    Times were sizzling Sunday in Central Florida as the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. held its first under tack show for a juvenile auction over its new Safetrack synthetic surface.

  • Don Rice

    Don Rice Injured in Horse Mishap

    Eight-time Tampa Bay Downs leading trainer Don Rice was hospitalized in critical condition after he was apparently kicked in the head by a horse at his Central Florida farm.

  • Great Lakes Downs has drawn initial looks from racing interests.

    MEC Properties Listed for Sale

    Magna Entertainment's debt-reduction sale of what it deems excess assets is under way with at least four properties already listed with real estate agents.

  • Horses have begun training over the all-weather SAFETRACK surface at OBS.

    OBS Unveils Synthetic Surface

    Ocala Breeders' Sale Co., which recently completed the conversion of its one-mile dirt racetrack to an all-weather SAFETRACK surface, had its first horses work over the new track Nov. 16.

  • Interim Magna CEO and Chairman Frank Stronach has put $20 million into the company recently.

    MEC Officials Promise to Keep Chipping Away at Debt

    Magna Entertainment blamed the weak performance of its slots operation at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino as a key to another in a series of poor financial quarters, as the company announced a $49.8 million net loss ending Sept. 30.

  • Magna Entertainment Ready to Take 'Drastic Action'

    Magna Entertainment Co. announced "disappointing" second-quarter earnings Aug. 9 that included a $23.4-million loss during the period, and outlined new initiatives to help reduce mounting debt that has haunted the racetrack operator.

  • Precise End Filly Leads Way in OBS Under Tack Show's Second Session

    A filly by Precise End, consigned by M & H Training & Sales, agent, worked an eighth in :10 1/5 Thursday in Central Florida to post the fastest time at the distance during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • TOBA to Offer Auction, Pedigree, and Conformation Clinic

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct an Auction, Pedigree, and Conformation Clinic March 17-18 in Ocala, Fla. The registration fee for the clinic is $250 for TOBA members and $300 for non-members and includes all support materials, admission, and presentations.

  • EHV-1 Update: Nine Confirmed Cases in Florida

    There have been nine confirmed cases of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) and five deaths have been attributed to the contagious equine disease in Florida, according to an update from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Division of Animal Industry.

  • Officer Filly Speeds to Fastest Quarter at Ocala

    A filly by Officer sped a quarter in :21 1/5 to post the fastest time at the distance Friday at the first session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2006 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.

  • OBS, Jai Alai Group Have Out-of-Court Settlement

    The principals on both sides of a civil lawsuit involving Ocala Breeders' Sale Co. have agreed to settle the dispute out of court, just days before the four-year-old case was set to go to trial.

  • Fog's Breeder Not Lost in the Shuffle

    Friday morning as Lost in the Fog galloped around the Belmont Park track, owner Harry Aleo and Susan Seper, the breeder of the undefeated 3-year-old colt and most exciting prospect in this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, were taking it all in.

  • OBSC Fall Sale Ends With Mixed Results

    A sale-topping price of $72,000 for the Kayrawan-sired broodmare prospect River Thames was the highlight of the closing session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. Fall Mixed Sale, an auction that yielded up and down sales totals.

  • Halo Mare Brings $240,000 at OBSC Fall Sale

    Indian Halo, a Halo mare that produced grade III winner Indian Ocean, sold for $240,000 to top all prices Wednesday in the third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company Fall Mixed Sale.

  • Kentucky, Florida Farmland Remains Hot Commodity

    Real estate investors continue to go after farms in Central Kentucky and Ocala, Fla. Many of the properties are remaining agricultural in nature, according to real estate agents.

  • Darn That Alarm Colt Among Standout OBS Workers

    A colt by Darn That Alarm sizzled three furlongs in :33 2/5 Wednesday to post the fastest work at the distance during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Marablue Farm in Florida Sold

    Eddie Martin Jr., principal owner of Martin Stables South, has reached an agreement to purchase 180-acre Marablue Farm near Reddick, Fla., from A. Douglas Henderson.

  • Temporary stalls damaged at Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.

    Tornado Causes Wide-Spread Damage in Ocala

    A suspected tornado that tore a path through Ocala, Fla. Thursday afternoon caused wide-spread damage to area horse farms, but early reports indicate no equine deaths or significant injuries were incurred.

  • FTBOA Hosts Round Table on Strangles

    Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association officials said they are satisfied the strangles situation is being properly handled in Florida.

  • FTBOA Announces 2004 Champions

    The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association has announced the eight divisional Florida-bred champions for 2004. The award winners will be honored at the 45th Annual FTBOA awards dinner March 20, at Hilton Ocala in Ocala, Fla. The Florida breeder, horse, stallion and broodmare of the year award recipients will be announced March 20.

  • Prominent Florida Farms Change Hands

    Two farm properties with historical significance to the Thoroughbred industry near Ocala, Fla., were involved in recent sale transactions.

  • 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.