“Horse Capital of the World” Tour with Tom Sweeney Wednesday April 1, 2020


Old McDonalds’ farm this isn’t!  Join Tom Sweeney, President of the Thoroughbred Owners of Florida and Owner/Racing Manager of Port Royal Racing for an amazing horse farm tour.  This tour starts at the Ocala Breeders’ Sale (OBS) Training Center to watch racers train on the one-mile synthetic racetrack.  The next stop will be the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders Mini-Museum for a brief visit and history lesson.  We will then take off to see two multimillion-dollar Thoroughbred farms and visit the incredible stallions, mares, yearlings, and foals.  Finally, we will take a short ride to the restaurant for a nice lunch.  What a great opportunity to learn more about the Ocala Thoroughbred industry from a multi-state licensed professional horseman!

Marion County produced American Pharoah, Triple Crown Winner of 2015, Nyquist, winner of the 2016 Kentucky Derby, and other famous horses.

The group’s horse experience can range from people that have never touched a horse in their lives to professionals. You enjoy very close encounters with horses of all disciplines and breeds. Depending on the time of year, you might be sniffed by curious foals, watch potential Kentucky Derby favorites thunder down the track, get nudged for more carrots by a retired earner of $2.8M, or stand in awe of a magnificent stallion.

Price includes; bus transportation, farm tour and bottle of water.

Lunch on Own, Restaurant To Be Determined

Trip Departure Location:

WALMART-466: This is the Walmart past the high school and restaurants heading towards Rte. 301.




  • All trips depart from Walmart on Rte. 466  Unless you are notified of a different location
  • You will receive a courtesy email reminder 3-5 days prior to the trip departure. 
  • Dining is not included unless specifically defined in the trip description
  • If this is a ticketed tour, we will provide your purchased ticket upon departure boarding.


Tentative Itinerary:

8:15 AM               Leave for Ocala

9:00 AM               Approximate Arrival at Ocala Breeder’s Sales

Lunch                    On own – Restaurant to be determined

2:30 PM               Approximate Return to The Villages



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