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Last Call for 12.17.18 — A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics

Last Call — A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics. First Shot As promised, state gambling regulators have again rewritten an emergency rule governing the drug testing of racing greyhounds. That’s even as dog racing’s time is short: Voters last month OK’d a constitutional amendment banning betting on live dog racing that […]

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Lauren Book files state ban of ‘obscene, child-like‘ sex dolls

State Sen. Lauren Book has filed a bill (SB 160) which would seek to criminalize the sale of sex dolls designed to look like young children. “A person may not knowingly sell, lend, give away, distribute, transmit, show, or transmute … an obscene, child-like sex doll,” the bill says. “These obscene dolls are being shipped from […]

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‘Everything Is Going Well’ For Espinoza, Could Return In Mid-January

Victor Espinoza could resume his riding career next month after recovering from serious injuries in a training mishap at Del Mar last July 22. “He's in Mexico right now visiting his family,” said Espinoza's agent, Brian Beach, Monday morning at Santa Anita's Clockers' Corner. “He posted a video of himself online chopping down a tree, […]

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Baffert: ‘There’s A Breeders’ Cup Winner Every Year, But Not A Triple Crown Winner’

One sure thing in racing: Horse of the Year 2018 will be announced come Jan. 24. One uncertainty: will it be Justify or Accelerate? Voters will honor either undefeated Triple Crown champion Justify, trained by Bob Baffert, or Breeders' Cup Classic winner Accelerate, trained by John Sadler, all involved parties based at Santa Anita Park. […]

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Ron DeSantis wants Jim Zingale for Dep’t of Revenue director

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis announced Monday he will recommend Jim Zingale as the next head of the state’s Department of Revenue (DOR), “build(ing) on the DeSantis-Nuñez Administration’s promise of bipartisanship.” “I am pleased to recommend (him) … and am certain the Cabinet will share my confidence in Jim,” DeSantis said in a statement. If chosen for […]

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Cabrera, Asmussen And Caldwell Cap Record-Setting Seasons At Remington Park

Jockey David Cabrera, trainer Steve Asmussen, and owner Danny Caldwell won champion titles at Remington Park this meet that concluded Sunday, setting records along the way. Cabrera unseated five-time reigning champ Ramon Vazquez and took one of his records in the meantime. The 26-year-old new top rider who lives in the Oklahoma City area was […]

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McKinzie ‘Aiming’ For Malibu Stakes, Along With Pair Of Baffert-Trained Stablemates

Bob Baffert has three likely starters for the Grade I Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita on opening day next Tuesday, Dec. 26, headed by two-time Grade I winner McKinzie, who showed he is at the ready with a six furlong workout Sunday in a bullet 1:13.20, fastest of 23 drills at the distance, the average […]

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