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Beholder Drills Three Furlongs At Santa Anita

Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder blew out three furlongs Wednesday morning in 37.60 as she prepares for her 2016 debut at age six in Sunday's Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 1/16 miles. “It was just to stretch her legs,” trainer Richard Mandella said by phone from […]

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GrayRobinson merges with Dean Cannon’s Capitol Insight lobbying firm

One of the largest and most prestigious law firms in Florida is merging with former House Speaker Dean Cannon’s governmental affairs firm.  GrayRobinson P.A. announced the merger with Tallahassee’s Capitol Insight on Thursday. The terms were confidential. The deal creates the third largest influence shop in Florida, according to the state’s directory of registered lobbyists. “The merger blends the political influence […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Party For A Cause At Derby Eve Lexington

The Kentucky Derby might be in Louisville, but just an hour east in Lexington, Ky., the city is buzzing with electricity over the state's signature event. One group that is busier than most as the big day draws near is the team behind Derby Eve Lexington, the city's premier Derby party. The party will take place on […]

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‘Son Of A Gun’ Desormeaux Reluctantly Enjoys Kentucky Derby Spotlight

While his younger brother Kent has won the Kentucky Derby three times, trainer Keith Desormeaux will saddle his first Derby starter Saturday. The elder sibling's training career dates back to the late 1980s in Maryland, where he worked under the likes of Charles Hadry (conditioner of Private Terms) before embarking on his own in 1991. There […]

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Rachel’s Valentina: Born to Win Oaks?

Todd Pletcher doesn't hesitate to put Rachel's Valentina in the company of his trio of previous Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winners as she's set to contend Friday's race. A full field of 14 will go postward after champion Songbird's defection due to fever.

Jax LUZ Committee discusses Roost, will resume action Monday

At a special seven hour meeting Wednesday evening, the Jacksonville City Council Land Use and Zoning (LUZ) committee discussed the Roost, a controversial restaurant development in Riverside. They didn’t get close to a vote, and so the decision was made, before Public Comment, to resume Monday at 4:00 p.m. **** Community outcry has beset the proposed […]

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