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Long-Time Owner Takes ‘Hands-On’ Approach, Saddles First Winner At Gulfstream

Winning horse races and court cases is nothing new for Michael Laurato, a practicing civil law attorney who has won 40 races as an owner of Thoroughbreds since 2007. The Winter Park, FL native, who maintains law offices in Tampa and Ocala, experienced something new at Gulfstream Park Sunday when he saddled his first winner […]

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Troy Stakes Winner Sandy’z Slew Diagnosed With Suspensory Injury

Vanned off after his victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Troy Stakes at Saratoga, Sandy’z Slew has been diagnosed with an injury to his suspensory ligament, according to drf.com. Trainer Jeremiah Englehart said that the 8-year-old gelding was resting comfortably on Monday, fitted with a gel cast to keep inflammation down. The ligament will be scanned on […]

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Good Fortune: Klein Homebred Majestic Secret The Result Of Casino Jackpot Score

George and Debbi Klein are hoping to have more good fortune at Gulfstream Park Saturday, when their homebred Majestic Secret is scheduled to go to post for the $100,000 Not Surprising Stakes. Debbi Klein won an $8,000 jackpot in the Casino at Gulfstream Park several years ago, and the Arizona residents with strong ties to […]

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Army Mule Taken Out Of Met Mile Consideration

Impressive winner of the Grade 1 Carter Handicap in April, St. Elias Stable’s Army Mule has unfortunately been ruled out of consideration for the Metropolitan Mile Handicap on the Belmont Stakes undercard. According to drf.com, the 4-year-old son of Friesan Fire is going to get time off in Ocala and point to a late summer campaign. […]

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Proposed Florida Highway Would Cut Through Ocala-Area Farms

The Coastal Connector, a proposed highway connecting north Central Florida and Tampa would cut through a number of Thoroughbred farms in the Ocala area, according to Ocala.com. Reaction to the project from breeders was not favorable. “I think it’s crap,” Fred Brei, owner of Jacks Or Better Farm, told Ocala.com. “I’m left with a strip […]

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Quality Road Filly Hammers For $800,000 To Lead Day One Of OBS Spring Sale

Hip No. 95, a daughter of Quality Road consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was purchased by Frank Fletcher Racing for $800,000,  topping the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed a quarter in :22 flat at Monday’s Under Tack […]

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OBS Spring Sale Kicks Off Tuesday, Continues Through Friday

The OBS Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training is set for Tuesday through Friday, April 24th – 27th with all sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hips 1-305 will sell on Tuesday, Hips 307-612 on Wednesday, Hips 613-918 will be offered Thursday and Hips 919-1222 on Friday. The Sale will be streamed live via the OBS […]

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Alpha Colt Leads Tuesday’s Under Tack Session At OBS April Sale

The second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training was held under ideal conditions, a far cry from the unseasonable temperatures and stiff headwinds that prevailed at Monday’s opening session. Hip No. 367, a son of Alpha consigned by Jose Munoz, […]

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‘Opportunity’ Brings 61-Year-Old Brinkerhoff To California

Val Brinkerhoff is one of the faceless trainers who drives the game. Light years from being in a league with the Bafferts, Browns and Pletchers, pound for pound, the 61-year-old Brinkerhoff nonetheless has one of the most successful mom and pop operations in the land. Horsemen and horse players alike have taken notice since this […]

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OBS Spring Sale Of 2-Year-Olds In Training Catalog Now Online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Spring Sale of Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the […]

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