Richard Dillon, is presenting ‘Understanding the Racing Program at the Horse Track’ as part of the Master the Possibilities programming on Thurs., March 7 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the On Top of the World classrooms in Ocala.

Dillon asks, “Did you ever go to the race track with friends who know how to bet and understand the racing form or program?”

He answers this by providing information for the casual bettor that will help fans understand the racing program and the included past performances of the horses and jockeys.

A retired Thoroughbred trainer and owner from the Northeast, Dillon operated a public stable for 18 years working with mostly claiming horses of various levels. He also rode for two seasons as an amateur jump rider at hunt meets in Maryland and has served as an adjunct professor at Wilmington College in Delaware.

The course fee is $3 for On Top of the World residents and $8 for the general public. Register online here or call 352-861-9751 for more information. Or CLICK HERE

Master the Possibilities, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit public charity, fulfilling its educational purpose as a lifelong learning center. The center provides quality instruction and learning experiences for adult students throughout Marion County and beyond. MTB inspires students to explore their interests, uncover their passions, and leverage their talents to make positive changes within themselves and their communities. It is located at 8415 SW 80th Street, Suite 2, Ocala, FL 34481.

Upcoming Equine Classes

Thoroughbreds of Marion County

March 7, April 11, June 6

Instructor Thomas Sweeney


Thoroughbreds Farm Tour

March 12, April 16, June 11

Instructor Thomas Sweeney


The Hartford Hurricane

My Life as a Thoroughbred Jockey

March 22, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mike Manganello

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