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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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Just One Month Before Issuing Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing License, Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Lost Hefty Attorneys’ Fees Court Battle With Gretna Racing Owners

Just one month before awarding Gretna Racing LLC the highly questionable license with which it perpetrated “pari-mutuel barrel racing,” the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering had lost a complex protracted litigation battle with Gretna Racing owners David Romanik and Marc … Continue reading

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Quote from United Florida Horsemen on today’s Gadsden County slot referendum (1/31): Real Quarter Horse racing at Hialeah Park has out-earned and outperformed Gretna’s “pari-mutuel barrel racing” by over 99 percent—all with no cardrooms, slots or bailout from the taxpayers of Florida.

  “Notwithstanding the fact that the Gadsden County Slot referendum was held based the unlawful premise of “pari-mutuel barrel racing,” the travesty is that, regardless, of tonight’s outcome, the people of Gadsden County and the City of Gretna are being … Continue reading

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Florida Taxpayers Subsidizing Gretna Barrel Failure: State of Florida Cheated Out of 99.1 Percent Of Revenue It Could Be Earning Through Legitimate Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association (FQHRA) Quarter Horse Racing

For every day that Florida taxpayers foot the litigation bill to keep “pari-mutuel barrel racing” afloat at Gretna Racing LLC, the State loses at least 99.1 percent of the revenue it would otherwise get from legitimate, FQHRA-sanctioned Quarter Horse racing … 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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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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