Ocala Jockey Club

Training Center, Special Event and Wedding Venue in Marion County, Florida

(352) 591-1212


Ocala Jockey Club

We offer full training services for Thoroughbreds in all stages of their careers. While we don't currently offer any breeding services on the farm, we accomodate weanlings to older horses on layup from the racetrack. Our main program involves starting yearlings and bringing them along either for racetrack training or to prepare them for sale at one of the major two-year old training sales. We also pride ourselves on dealing with project horses with physical injuries and/or sour horses in need of finding more happiness in their work. Our staff trainer, Benny Betts, is a lifelong horseman highly respected in the industry. He started his career in the saddle and continued as a racetrack trainer at the New York circuit. In his years in Ocala, he was responsible for starting some well-known stars in his previous positions with farms such as Scanlon Training Center. Some of the notable horses under his tutelage have included Bernardini, Rags To Riches, Uncle Mo, Honor and Serve, Stevie Wonderboy, and Afleet Alex.

Trained To Perform, Treated Like Family