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Ignoring Florida Legislature, Pending Litigation, Gretna Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Seeks Regulatory Loophole Protection

Documents–Gretna Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Seeks Regulatory Loophole Protection Seeking to protect its cardroom and pending slot operations by solidifying the very loophole that enabled “pari-mutuel barrel racing” in the first place, Gretna Racing LLC owners David Romanik and Marc Dunbar … Continue reading

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Paulick Report Notes Florida Horsemen: Horse racing, state losing out on Gretna “pari-mutuel barrel racing” deal

Florida Horsemen: Horse racing, state losing out on barrel racing deal by Paulick Report Staff | 01.26.2012 | 3:19pm       Reprinted from The Paulick Report:  An international on-line horse racing publication by noted Thoroughbred racing authority Ray Paulick     … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Florida draws round of lawsuits over Gretna pari-mutuel barrel racing, gambling permits, The Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports

   State draws round of lawsuits over gambling permits By Mary Ellen Klas, The Miami Herald Published November 9, 2011 Florida gambling regulators are hit with legal challenges over their decision to expand horse and jai alai permits because of … Continue reading

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