FTBOA Hosting Business Leaders' "Day at the Races" VIP Bus Trip

Posted on: September 04, 2014

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association is hosting a VIP Bus Trip to Gulfstream Park from Ocala for the finals of the Florida Sire Stakes series on October 3 and 4. The bus departs the FTBOA offices in Ocala at 10 a.m. on October 3 and returns to Ocala from South Florida around midnight on October 4. The package includes a Friday evening Fountain Reception in the Gulfstream Paddock where guests can meet top trainers, jockeys and owners along with enjoying a champagne reception with wine, beer and appetizers. Gulfstream Park is world renowned for its paddock events and was even selected as one of the top racetrack party venues in the world by Gallop Magazine for its Eclipse party in January.

The trip includes a VIP Day at the Races for the Florida Sire Stakes finals with a lush buffet, premiere seating, a complimentary racing program and all admissions.  In addition to Saturday’s races, business leaders have mini tour options:  a morning tram backside and entertainment facility tour, join connections in the paddock during the races, be a part of a winner’s circle presentation, meet the jockeys close-up in the jockey’s room and even hear a race called from inside the announcer’s booth. The package also includes bus transfers to preferred hotels near the track. FTBOA has partner hotels for bus trip participants. 

The CEP member rate is  $60; Non-members are $75 each. Space is limited, early RSVPs suggested. RSVP to Tammy Gantt at tgantt@ftboa.com or call 352-629-2160.

The trip’s title sponsor, BG Equestrian Resort, is located next to the Florida Horse Park, and offers luxury villa and cottages and is the consummate choice to hold an equestrian event or for a seasoned rider’s dream vacation. The property has an equine training facility including a 38,000 square foot lighted and covered arena available for equestrian events and competitions. The Resort has a private chef, waterpark, a seven bedroom Great House, polo fields, mountain biking, massage and spa services, guided trail rides and private paddocks available.

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