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Rick Scott elevates emergency center to Level 2 in anticipation of tropical storm

Gov. Rick Scott has elevated the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee to Level 2 as Florida prepares for what has been named Tropical Depression No. 3 developing in the Gulf of Mexico. Scott issued a statement 11:15 a.m. Sunday: “As we continue to closely monitor this tropical depression, Floridians should remain vigilant and have […]

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‘The Pedigree Is A Big Part’ Of A Horse’s Ability To Get Belmont Distance

The upcoming Belmont Stakes is a major test for this year's crop of 3-year-olds, and their individual pedigrees may help to determine whether or not they'll be able to last the distance of a mile and a half, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. “I certainly believe the pedigree is a big part of it,” said […]

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Video: Commanding Curve Learns About Jumps With Phillip Dutton

West Point Thoroughbreds announced that Commanding Curve, second in the 2014 Kentucky Derby, had been retired from racing on May 24. He has since begun retraining for a second career with Olympic level 3-day event rider Phillip Dutton. Retiring sound after a record of 2-2-2 from 16 starts and earnings of $609,378, Commanding Curve was […]

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Bradley: ‘No Concerns’ About Divisidero In Manhattan

Gunpowder Farm LLC's Divisidero, winner of the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (GI) on the May 7 Kentucky Derby undercard, put in his final work for his attempt at a second consecutive Grade I victory in the $1.5 million Manhattan on the June 11 Belmont Stakes undercard. The son of Kitten's Joy went a half-mile in […]

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Tampa Bay region under Tropical Storm Warning through Monday

A tropical storm warning has been issued Florida’s west coast, including the Tampa Bay area, through Monday. Jon Wilson, of the Tampa Bay Reporter, writes that National Hurricane Center has released the storm warning for Florida’s western coast north from Englewood to Indian Pass. Classified as Tropical Depression No. 3, the low-pressure area near the […]

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Requite Returns at Winner at Gulfstream Park

The 4-year-old Warrior's Reward colt Requite, away since last August at Saratoga Race Course, returned a winner June 5 in the $75,000 Parrot Key Stakes at Gulfstream Park and could make his next start in the $250,000 Smile Sprint (gr. II).