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In Bizarre Move, Gretna “Pari-Mutu​el Barrel Racing” Sends “Breakage” Check to Florida Quarter Horse Breeders Association . . . Even Though No Agreement To Do So Exists Between Them

“Check Immediately Returned” In a bizarre move during the week of February 6, 2012, Gretna Racing, LLC (Gretna) owners sent the Florida Quarter Horse Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (FQHBOA) a “breakage” check from its “pari-mutuel barrel racing” operation, even though … 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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Gretna Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing and other farces: Chris E. Wittstruck, Standardbred Owners Association of New York Director; Albany Law School Racing and Gaming Law Network Charter Member

Harnesslink Admin 07:06 AM 06-Dec-2011 NZT   http://www.HarnessLink.com In every aspect of law there are numerous instances of so-called loopholes and technicalities. When a career criminal ‘beats the rap’ or a large corporation files an IRS return showing no taxes … 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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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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Gretna Racing License Unlawfully Legalizes New Form of Florida Gambling: Legality of Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing, Validity of Gadsden Slot Referendum Challenged

Gadsden County slot referendum based on illegal barrel racing; Florida Pari-Mutuel Division awards Gretna license with no enabling legislation, regulatory hearings or public input By authorizing a pari-mutuel wagering license to Gretna Racing, LLC, the State of Florida has unlawfully … Continue reading

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Tallahassee Democrat’s Byron Dobson: Hardest-Hit Communities are Usually Heaviest Slot Players; Gadsden Commissioners Overlooked Concerns of Everyday People in Vote on Gretna Casino Slot Referendum; Moral Issues Expected To Surface

Tallahassee Democrat Associate Editor Byron Dobson:  Jobs may carry vote on gambling Where were the opposing voices? That was my first reaction following the Gads­den Coun­ty Com­mission’s unanimous vote Tues­day allow­ing voters to give a thumbs up or thumbs down … Continue reading

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