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FTHA Treasurer Tom Cannell, chair of our Legislative Committee, and lobbyist Jeff Johnston attended a reception of the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee on August 25, a great opportunity to meet with legislators and talk about the importance of the Thoroughbred racing industry to the state. Among the guests at the reception were Representative Fiona McFarland for Florida House of Representatives, Sarasota (top) and Senator Ed Hooper. We appreciate the support of our legislators! ... See MoreSee Less
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The FTHA August News Bulletin is out! How to retire a horse from your HISA account, Gulfstream's new track superintendents, and more.Read more: ... See MoreSee Less
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Behind the scenes of Florida Thoroughbred racing is a vibrant, often unseen world known as the “backstretch.”  It’s created by hundreds of independent businesses—both large and small.  Through the labor-intensive, long-term and high-dollar financial investment required to get a young Thoroughbred ready for competition, horse owners and trainers create thousands of jobs that drive over $1 billion a year through Florida’s economy—from breeding and buying, to training and campaigning.