Florida and the Pharoah Impact–Florida's Strong Presence at Yesterday's Breeders' Cup Directly Linked to Live Racing Days, Competitive Opportunity
Florida and the Pharoah Impact
Florida’s Strong Presence at Yesterday’s Breeders’ Cup Directly Linked to Live Racing Days, Competitive Opportunity
Decoupling Would Likely End Florida’s Ability to Attract High-Dollar Business, International Prestige That Comes With the World’s Greatest Horses.
Victor Espinoza and American Pharoah were led from the paddock to the race track before the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday. (Credit Michael Adamucci/USA Today Sports, via Reuters)
Florida Senator Dorothy Hukill
Florida Senator Hukill Honors Florida Trainers Who Taught American Pharoah How to Be a Racehorse
Florida Senator Dorothy Hukill of Marion County filed a resolution honoring J.B. and Kevin McKathan, who played a major role in the early development of Triple Crown winner and Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion American Pharoah. Read The Blood-Horse story HERE.
Jockey Javier Castellano looks to the sky after winning the Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile this weekend on Liam’s Map, who was trained by James Crupi of New Castle Farm in Marion County
Florida-Connected Horses Dominate at Breeders’ Cup
Horses with Marion County connections dominated on Saturday during many of the Breeders’ Cup races that preceded the Classic. Read the complete story HERE.
Dozens in Breeders’ Cup races have Florida ties
In addition to “Horse of a Lifetime” American Pharoah, at least 60 horses running in the Breeders’ Cup got their first lessons in racing under a saddle and exercise rider in Marion County. Of those, 22 also are Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company graduates. Read more HERE.
Floridian Supermodel Kate Upton Loves Horses!
Supermodel Kate Upton, Golfer Gary Player are Floridian Breeders’ Cup Ambassadors
Two celebrity Floridians are among the 15 spokespersons working internationally to promote the Breeders’ Cup World Championships this year. Read about themHERE.
Florida horsemen are gravely concerned that “decoupling” will trigger a statewide gambling avalanche, extract money out of Florida’s economy and siphon it back to Big Casinos, disabling our heretofore successful horse racing industry from competing for business with other, more horse racing-friendly states. “Decoupling” tells potential investors that “Florida is closed for business.”