Monthly Archives: November 2011

Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Evades Public Scrutiny and Accountability by Denying Fair Hearing on Legality of Gretna Would-be Casino’s “Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing,” United Florida Horsemen State

In the wake of the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering’s highly questionable approval of “pari-mutuel barrel racing” at Gretna Racing LLC, and the Division’s subsequent flat refusal to even hold a public hearing on the question of whether these actions … Continue reading

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Gretna Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Regulations Yet Resolved, Jim Freer of the Blood Horse Reports; Gadsden Careening Toward Slots Wrought by Lack of Pari-Mutuel Regulation

With unresolved questions about the legality of “pari-mutuel barrel racing” and the related lack of pari-mutuel regulation that is careening Gadsden County toward slot machines, Jim Freer of the Blood Horse–a respected international horse racing publication–reports on November 17, 2011 … Continue reading

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Angry Job Seekers Turned Away From Paltry 150 Gretna Casino Jobs; Police Called Out on Disenfranchised Gadsden and Quincy Applicants, WTXL and WCTV Reports, United Florida Horsemen Note

United Florida Horsemen issued the following statement in response to WTXL and WCTV reports of Gretna Racing and would-be Casino calling the police on angry job seekers this weekend, November 12, 2011: “Members of the Florida horse racing industry were chagrined … Continue reading

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Florida Needs to Fix Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Induced Gambling Frenzy, Sun-Sentinel Editorial Says

South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com State needs to fix gambling frenzy November 12, 2011  Barrel racing isn’t exactly the sport of kings, and Weston isn’t clamoring for a new jai-alai fronton. Both, though, stand to become thorny challenges to those seeking to … Continue reading

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Gretna Racing’s affection for rodeo barrel racing is about as heartfelt as Broward developer Ron Bergeron’s sudden desire to bring jai alai to Weston, The Miami Herald’s Fred Grimm says

Posted on Sat, Nov. 12, 2011 Put your bets on slow hermit crabs and fast cops By Fred Grimm fgrimm@MiamiHerald.com MiamiHerald.com/columnists It’s a parallel universe up there in Gretna. While we’re getting ourselves stirred up in Miami over the notion … Continue reading

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Second Florida Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Application Filed by Hamilton Downs in Jasper, Florida, Jim Freer Reports for The Blood Horse

Second FL Group Applies for Barrel Racing By Jim Freer Updated: Friday, November 11, 2011 8:34 AM Hamilton Downs Horsetrack in Jasper has asked the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering for permission to use its Quarter Horse racing permit to … Continue reading

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Florida horse racing industry fights Gretna barrel racing as retailers line up against casinos, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports

By Gray Rohrer; Published November 7, 2011 http://www.TheFloridaCurrent.com The Florida Retail Federation announced Monday it will oppose attempts to place large casinos in South Florida, adding to the contingent of business groups standing against those efforts. It shares the fears … Continue reading

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