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Study finds that spring training generated more than $680 million in Florida

The Florida Sports Foundation estimates that the 2018 Major League Baseball spring training in Florida generated an economic impact of $687.1 million. The study...

Getting to know Bob Baffert makes it easy to like the superstar trainer

Trainer Bob Baffert will be attempting to win his second Triple Crown in three years when Justify runs in the Belmont Stakes in a...

Saturday’s Kentucky Derby will prove to be one of the most exciting in history

The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby will be one of the most competitive renewals I can remember. It causes me to flash way back...

Ocala Breeders Sales event brings in more than $69.4 million

Buyers loosened the strings of their pocketbooks last week during the four-day Ocala Breeders Sales Spring 2-year-olds-in-training sale. The premier sale of the year at...

Horse in Ocklawaha tests positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

A horse in Marion County tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, also known as EEE. It’s the second case of the disease reported in...

Lennie Boresch Jr. emerges victorious again at PBA50 National Championship in The Villages

When the top bowlers from the qualifying rounds of the PBA50 National Championship were announced for the five-person step-ladder final, you knew it couldn’t...

Clermont’s Norm Duke leads qualifiers at PBA50 National Championship

The 32 pros that move on in the PBA50 National Championship at Spanish Springs Lanes were decided Friday. The qualifiers were determined after 18 games...

Villages-News.com’s Steve Day offers insight into horses to compete in Kentucky Derby

With the running of Kentucky Derby 144 right around the corner, the field is far from set. All of the prep races where horses earn...

Oak Bend Horseshoe Club of Ocala big winner in horseshoe tourney in The Villages

The Villages Horseshoe Club holds six Open tournaments during the year from October-March. This past weekend, they held Villages Open VI, the final Open...

Top yearling goes for $200,000 at Ocala Breeders’ Sales Winter Mixed event

Ocala Breeders’ Sales conducted a very successful Winter Mixed Sale at its facility this past week. The two-day sale ran Wednesday-Thursday. When the final gavel dropped,...

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