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Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association

Judge slaps horse group with “show cause” order

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A Marion County circuit judge is giving a statewide racehorse owners group 20 days to explain why it shouldn’t be ordered to consider changing the way it operates. The “order to show cause” was entered against The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association on Friday. It is based in Ocala, informally known as “Horse Capital of the World.” Horse trainer Adolfo Exposito sued the association after it refused to put eight changes to its bylaws up for a vote at its membership meeting, set for…

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In high-stakes race with thoroughbred industry, Oxford Downs stays on track

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Florida’s thoroughbred industry is going all out in a high-stakes race against Oxford Downs, the quarter-horse track near The Villages in southern Marion County. Looking to develop a new horse racing facility in Marion, Ocala-based Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (FTBOA) joined forces with a questionable trade organization in the yearlong effort to stamp out one of the region’s up-and-coming entertainment venues. The FTBOA, representing Thoroughbred breeders and owners statewide, is not facing easy odds. The group has met…

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