An interesting development on the #legislative and #political landscape: #Disney, which has heretofore bankrolled anti-#casino (Amendment 3) efforts in #Florida, now has a stake in #DraftKings #fantasysports #gambling. Read the Legalsportsreport.com story here:
DraftKings and ESPN, together at least? One small part of the massive deal between the Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox included the stake in daily fantasy sports and sports betting company Dr...
With all the #KentuckyDerby kerfluffle, some say it was really #Bodexpress who stole the national spotlight . . . that is, until he met up with "party pooper" former #jockey Kaymarie Kreidel, the #Pimlico outrider who ended his fun . . .
"To him, this race was just a game and I was unfortunately the one who ended the game for him. I was the party pooper," she said.
Superstar National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame #jockey "Johnny V" John Velasquez related that, after the #Preakness, he got questions like "Was there any chance you could have stayed on #Bodexpress?"
To answer that, he posted this outrageous BloodHorse photo by Chad Harmon . . . (Do we see the Eclipse Awards in the future for this amazing shot?)
Meanwhile, the #Florida #horsemen are sure glad you're OK, John Velasquez!!
Florida Horsemen, Get Your Students to the Starting Gate! Caballistas de Florida! Trae sus estudiantes para un beca!!
The old stereotype of a lonely backstretcher is the farthest thing from reality! #Florida #Thoroughbred #horseracing has long provided for generations of #horsemen to earn a living and raise their families. And if times have been tough or lonely, horsemen have always taken care of their own.
The #CentralFlorida and #Ocala-area proposed toll roads at issue for some horsemen and farms are now reality. Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation today that will begin plans to extend the #Tampa-area #SuncoastParkway to the Florida-#Georgia line, connecting the northern terminus of the #FloridaTurnpike to the #Suncoast Parkway, and constructing the Southwest-Central Florida Connector between #Polk and #Collier counties. Read the story here: