Trainer Davidson Killed In Florida Car Accident, Jockey Fadlovich Injured

A single-car accident and its aftermath in Orange Lake, Fla., early Friday morning has resulted in the death of trainer Coty Lee Davidson and the serious injury of jockey/newly-turned trainer Megan Fadlovich, the Gainesville Sun reports. According to the Sun, witnesses said their car veered off the roadway on Interstate 75 north of Ocala and […]

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Good Horses Have Been ‘Scarce,’ But Desormeaux Hoping For Big Things From Zimba Warrior

It’s been a while since Keith Desormeaux developed the likes of Texas Red and Exaggerator from unheralded youngsters into Grade I stakes winners. But the savvy trainer hopes to return to those glory days and raise the status of an as yet unaccomplished colt in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes for three-year-olds at one mile […]

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Live Racing Returns To Ocala On Tuesday, Highlighted By Pair Of OBS Sprint Stakes

Live racing returns to Ocala on Tuesday, November 26th with a ten-race card highlighted by a pair of six furlong $125,000 OBS Sprint Stakes. First post is at 12:00 noon, and there will be pari-mutuel wagering on the first eight races. The entire card will be streamed live on the OBS website at obssales.com. Admission […]

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Nominations To OBS Sprint Stakes Close On Nov. 12

Horsemen are reminded that Free Nominations for the 2019 OBS Sprint Stakes close on Tuesday, November 12th. There are two six furlong $125,000 OBS Sprint Stakes, one for colts and geldings and a second for fillies and mares. Both races are for three year olds and upward that went through an OBS sales ring. The […]

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Garter And Tie Runs Away With Ocala Stakes

Garter and Tie made it back to the Gulfstream Park winner’s circle in smart fashion Saturday, stepping away to victory in the $75,000 Ocala Stakes by 10 ½ lengths. Jacks or Better Farm’s homebred colt rallied well off the pace before drawing off to a convincing victory in the 6 ½-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds that […]

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Gunnevera Goes ‘Very Easy’ In First Breeze Since Dubai World Cup

Salomon Del Valle’s multiple-stakes winner Gunnevera registered his first work Saturday morning since finishing third March 30 in the Dubai World Cup (G1), going a leisurely half mile at Gulfstream Park West in :51. Second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and Woodward (G1), Gunnevera returned from Dubai and was given time off in […]

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From The Brink Of Death, Needles Became Florida’s Racing Hero, Inspiration For Breeding Industry

Stallion farms around the world have graveyards to honor the horses that built and sustained their operations. The heart and hooves of Needles rest on the property of Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co., instead of his home farm, because he belonged to the entire state of Florida. Needles set plenty of the milestones that future Florida-breds […]

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Funeral Services Scheduled For Equine Insurance Executive Jerry Parks; Celebration Of His Life At OBS

Funeral services for Ocala Equine Insurance executive Jerry Parks will be held Sunday, February, 17th at Grace Episcopal Church, 502 S.E. Broadway Street, Ocala, Florida, at 2:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following the services from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company, 1701 S.W. 60th Avenue, Ocala Florida. For more […]

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‘Great And Talented’ Ocala Horseman J.B. McKathan Dies

Longtime Ocala horseman J.B. McKathan has died at the age of 53, reports ocala.com. McKathan and brother Kevin were responsible for breaking and starting 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, as well as Kentucky Derby winners Silver Charm and Real Quiet since the beginning of the McKathan Brothers Training Center in 1988. “We are shocked devastated to […]

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