Monthly Archives: December 2011

Gulfstream Park Cancels Unsanctioned Quarter Horse Racing Scheduled for December 31, 2011

After long and intense negotiations, the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, together with Gulfstream Park, were pleased to announce that an understanding in principle has been reached on a tentative new purse agreement.  Both sides are pleased with the … Continue reading

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Legitimate Florida Quarter Horse Racing at Hialeah Park Posts All-Time, All-Sources Christmas Eve Handle of $381,751

Hialeah, FL, December 24, 2011 – With all eight Christmas Eve races broadcast for wagering on TVG, Hialeah Park recorded an all-sources mutuel handle of $381,751 on Saturday December 24, a new all-time high for Quarter Horse racing at this … Continue reading

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Activating Quarter Horse Permit Lets Gulfstream Park Add 2,000 More Slots; No Horsemen’s Association Yet Declared–Slot Revenues Could Funnel Straight Back to Track Owners A La Gretna Barrel Racing

Sensing legislative changes, Gulfstream to run one quarter horse race Saturday By Nick Sortal December 26, 2011 02:39 PM Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino starts a quarter horse racing season Saturday — but don’t blink or you’ll miss it. The … Continue reading

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Gulfstream Slot Machine Expansion Alert: Florida Approves Gulfstream Park to Run Two (2) Quarter Horse Races on New Year’s Weekend; Right to Install 2,000 Additional Slots Included

Despite its growing slot machine expansion crisis, the State of Florida has awarded Gulfstream Park a license to conduct two (2) Quarter Horse races on December 31, 2011 and January 1, 2012, thus meeting the two-year statutory requirement to install … Continue reading

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Florida Governor Scott Tells Palm Beach Post’s Dara Kam That Lawmakers Should Shut Down Gretna Barrel Racing, Slots

In an interview with the Palm Beach Post’s Dara Kam yesterday, December 21, 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott said “Lawmakers need to put an end to the uncertainty over the barrel racing and possible spread of it to other facilities.” … Continue reading

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Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association Holiday Greetings from Dr. Steve Fisch, FQHRA President     Dr. Steve Fisch, FQHRA President, Extends Holiday Greetings on behalf of the Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association and the American Quarter Horse Association   December … Continue reading

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Response by United Florida Horsemen to December 13, 2011 First District Court of Appeal Order Denying the Emergency Motion to Stay “Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing” at Gretna Racing, LLC:

“While we are disappointed with the Court’s decision to allow this Trojan Horse masquerade to continue for the time being, we are very grateful to the Court for considering our request and for granting us the unusual opportunity for an … Continue reading

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