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FTBOA elects new board and executive committee

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owner’s Association elected five members to fill vacancies on their board during their Annual Membership Meeting on Friday. Joseph Barbazon, Brent Fernung and Dr. Phil M. Matthews were reelected to the board while Fred Brei and Joseph M. O’Farrell III take over the two remaining spots. After the meeting, the […]

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Three-time G1 winner Vineyard Haven retires to Journeyman Stud

Vineyard Haven, a three-time Grade 1 winner and leading 2-year-old of his generation, has been retired  from racing and will stand his first season in 2012 at Brent & Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud in Ocala, FL. In 2008, Vineyard Haven was the top 2-year-old in New York after decisive back-to-back Grade 1 wins in the […]

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Florida breeding industry struggling to stay afloat

Horsemen in Ocala are still very much having a tough go of it even as the economic climate starts to turn around for much of the country. From 2007 to 2010, the number of mares bred in Florida fell by more than half from 6,383 to 3,076 according to the Jockey Club. “Everybody knows the […]

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