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Fast Horses of Marion County

Timeline 1940 to 1949

1943

  • Carl G. Rose, owner of a highway construction business moves to Ocala, FL.
  • Rose buys farm property on State Road 200 for $10 an acre calls it Rosemere Farm.
  • It is the first thoroughbred horse farm in Ocala.
  • Rose was one of the first breeders in the industry to be known as a "commercial" breeder, one who bred strictly to sell as
    opposed to racing his own stock.

1944

  • Rose's two-year-old filly, Gornil, wins a race at Miami's Tropical Park becoming the first Florida-bred horse to win a race in Florida.

1949
  • 18 registered thoroughbred foals born in Marion County
Ocala Thorougbred History
Ocala horse farm
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