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‘Loyalty Lock-In’ Program Offered For Florida Stallion Bucchero

Harlan Malter, managing partner for the ownership group of Florida stallion Bucchero, announced a new bonus program on Saturday specifically offered as a reward to breeders who are showing early support for the stallion in his early seasons. The “Bucchero Loyalty Lock-In, Breed Twice..Lock in the Price” program allows breeders who breed a mare to […]

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Kathleen O’Connell’s Racetrack Crew ‘Willing To Go The Extra Mile’

When it comes to doling out tender, loving care at Barn 25 on the Tampa Bay Downs backside, trainer Kathleen O’Connell is an equal-opportunity distributor. O’Connell, the Salt Rock Tavern Trainer of the Month, is attuned to the heartbeats of each of the 35 Thoroughbreds in her barn, as well as the 25 or so […]

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Joseph Pleased By Chance It’s ‘Guts And Determination’ In Mucho Macho Man

Trainer Saffie Joseph reported Sunday morning that Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It exited his hard-fought victory in Gulfstream’s Mucho Macho Man in good order. “He bounced out good. We haven’t gone over him yet, but everything looks good,” Joseph said. “He walked this morning. He seems fresh. We’re happy.” Racing for the first time […]

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Florida Horses Being Slaughtered For Meat

Horse owners in Florida are being warned to keep close tabs on their steeds as incidences of horses being slaughtered for their meat across the state are on the rise. A horse in Sumterville was found dead Wednesday morning, across the road from the pasture in which she was boarded. The fence had been cut […]

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Bucchero’s Fee To Remain At $5,000 In 2020 After Full Book In 2019

After breeding to a full book of 130 mares in his first season at stud, multiple graded stakes winner Bucchero’s stud fee will remain at $5,000 S&N for 2020. “Our ownership group, who campaigned and retained Bucchero, are just regular people with a passion for the game and we are committed to keeping Bucchero accessible to […]

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Bill Badgett Named Executive Director Of Florida HBPA

The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has tabbed veteran trainer and racing executive William ‘Billy’ Badgett to fill the groups vacant position of executive director. Badgett, 67, recently left his position as Vice President of racing at Gulfstream Park after a five year stint on the frontside following a long and distinguished career as […]

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TRF Fan Favorite Carterista Passes Away At 30

Carterista loved Florida and loved to be first, so it was fitting that he was the first horse to arrive at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances Farm at the Lowell Correctional Facility near Ocala, FL, when it opened nearly 20 years ago. It was an important role, as this was the first time that […]

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FL Livestock Travel Requirements Suspended In Preparation For Hurricane Dorian Impact

Each state in the United States has health inspection requirements for livestock traveling across its borders. With the impending landfall of Hurricane Dorian, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry, has suspended these requirements to allow for the transport of animals out of the hurricane’s path. Effective Immediately The Florida […]

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EEE In Florida: 18 Horses Dead

At least 18 horses in Florida have been euthanized because of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), reports the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. These following counties have been affected since February 2019: Bay, Calhoun, Citrus, Columbia, Desoto, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Levy, Madison, Palm Beach, Pasco, Putnam and Washington. The following counties had horses that […]

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