Gov. Ron DeSantis made his first trip out of Tallahassee aboard an upgraded King Air aircraft that law-enforcement officials had seized in a drug bust. Unlike his predecessor, former Gov. Rick Scott, a multimillionaire who could buzz around the state in his own plane, DeSantis entered the governor’s office Tuesday without a vast financial portfolio. […]
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Competition for quality broodmares and yearlings remained spirited during Wednesday's penultimate session of the four-day Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Keeneland sold 238 horses for $4,074,300, for an average of $17,119 and a median of $8,000. During the third session of the 2018 auction, 236 horses grossed $3,442,700, for an average of $14,588 […]
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Sixty Days — A prime-time look at the 2019 Legislative Session The Last 24 Good Wednesday evening. The biggest news of the day didn’t come out of the Legislature, though it was the buzz of the Capitol: Gov. Ron DeSantis named the first Cuban-American woman to the state’s highest court. The appointment — the first […]
New Year's Day, winner of the 2013 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, has been sold to stand at Luis Felipe Brandão dos Santos' Stud Eternamente Rio in Brazil, BloodHorse reports. The 8-year-old son of Street Cry previously stood at Hill ‘n' Dale Farm in Lexington, Ky., where he entered stud in 2014. His leading runners include Grade 1-placed […]
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In the days following his 2,500th career victory, Jesus Castanon took time to reflect on its significance to his career and his life as a classic-winning jockey with 30 years in the saddle. In addition to his family, Castanon heard from former agents, trainers and fellow jockeys in the hours and days after his milestone triumph […]
Jockey Kendrick Carmouche, who has been on the sidelines for four months with a broken right leg, told the Daily Racing Form‘s David Grening he expects to be back in the saddle sometime in early March. Carmouche fell when his mount Chattel clipped heels and went down in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint in early […]
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