2015

2015

American Pharoah becomes the 12th Triple Crown winner. The colt was broke and trained in Marion County by J.B. McKathan.
2014

2014

The Florida Horse Park builds one of the largest covered arenas in the Southeast to promote equine events and other tourism events. The FTBOA launches Thoroughbred Week, a horse racing TV show, in Marion County in January, show is so well received it goes nationwide...
2013

2013

Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. is inducted into the Marion County Agriculture Hall of Fame for being such a prominent Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder.
2012

2012

The FTBOA magazine, The Florida Horse, creates national distribution.
2007

2007

Ocala/Marion County is coined the “Horse Capital of the World” after a national horse council survey showed that there were more horses and ponies in the county than any other in the U.S.