Early thoroughbred breeders (mainly bluegrass hardboots from Kentucky) warned that thoroughbred horses couldn't survive the Florida heat and swampland. "Stick to raising alligators, " they mocked. Today the thoroughbred industry is a major business in the state (ranking third in terms of revenue), and racehorses that are born, raised, and trained in Florida gallop to worldwide acclaim. This account of the industry by award-winning turf writer Charlene R. Johnson is the only complete history of racing and breeding in the ...

Florida Thoroughbred 1993, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813011981

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Florida Thoroughbred 1993, University Press of Florida

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