Tartan Farm closes down after a 40 years of breeding champion race horses, including 100 stakes winners.
Winding Oaks, on about half of the original Tartan Farm land, opens.
Bonnie Heath II, Needles’ co-owner, dies Nov. 4.
The Bonnie Heath Turf Cup race is created in his honor.
450 Thoroughbred horse farms in Marion County.
Ocala race horses are a $2 billion industry.
The economic impact of the industry includes 10,000 local jobs.
Second Chance Farm is established in Lowell for women inmates to work with retired Thoroughbred racehorses.