Tag Archives: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

State of Florida Using Taxpayer Dollars to Defend Gretna Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Unwanted Expansion of Gambling

While the State of Florida grapples with a $2 billion budget deficit, one of its top regulatory agencies is simultaneously expending untold taxpayer funds to escalate and exacerbate a costly legal battle to defend the expansion of gambling, to which … 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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American Quarter Horse Association Refuses To Legitimize Gretna Casino Barrel Racing; Upholds Florida Law, Florida Horsemen Note

 At a November 3, 2011 meeting in Oklahoma requested by the Poarch Creek Indian Tribe and Gretna Racing LLC, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) flatly refused to recognize the legitimacy of Gretna Racing LLC’s self-owned “North Florida Horsemen’s Association,” … Continue reading

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Gretna Barrel Racing Plans Opposed by Powerful Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (FTBOA)

FTBOA and other horsemen’s groups in opposition of Gretna Racing’s plans October 27, 2011 An application by Gretna Racing LLC to use its Quarter Horse permit to conduct pari-mutuel barrel racing at its facility in Gretna, Fl., approximately 25 miles … Continue reading

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