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Florida Horsemen’s Kent Stirling In Florida Voices–Horse Racing Is Big Business; Don’t Dilute the Real Thing

Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association Executive Director Kent Stirling was featured on April 8, 2013 in FloridaVoices.com, the statewide editorial opinion page.  Below is an excerpt from his column . . .  To read the complete article, click here.   … 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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United Florida Horsemen: Time for Court To Stop Gretna Barrel Racing Mockery; the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering has completely evaded any public scrutiny or accountability and gotten away with its actions

The United Florida Horsemen, which comprises nearly 450,000 Florida and national horsemen, including the National Barrel Horse Association and the American Quarter Horse Association, issued the following statement on today’s December 1, 2011 opening of “pari-mutuel barrel racing” at Gretna … Continue reading

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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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