Serving the needs
of the people in
the horse racing
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
- John 3:16
Chaplain Bob Miller
The Ocala Farm Ministry is a division of the Race Track Chaplaincy Of America (RTCA).
Our mission is to provide, with excellence, for the spiritual, emotional, physical, social and educational needs of the horse industry's vast workforce."We are the people who take care of the people who take care of the horses."
It is the goal of the Ocala Farm Ministry to provide our valuable employees with the support system they need. Florida is home to some 600 Thoroughbred breeding farms and training centers, with more than 75% located in Ocala/Marion County. Florida Thoroughbred breeders and owners have a multi-billion dollar investment in the State. This investment in breeding farms, training centers, and racing stock creates an economic impact in excess of $1 Billion dollars which is dependent on our dedicated workforce.
News and Events
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Call to the Post Auction....
April 21, at the Ocala Hilton tickets available.
For more information Contact :
Stephanie Brennan at 352-427-8540,
Jacqui deMeric at 352-843-0456,
or Holly Burke at 352-427-4746.
The Thoroughbred Breeding and Racing in the Ocala/Marion County Area:
- Total Economic Impact $1.3 Billion
- Direct Economic Impact $ .8 Billion
- Total Jobs Generated 31,020
- Direct Jobs Generated 13,200
- Number of Farms 431
- Acreage Involved 56,391
*Stats courtesy of the FLORIDA THOROUGHBRED BREEDER'S and OWNERS.