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FHBPA/Calder Meeting May 17, 2013

Present:  Calder – John Marshall, Mike Anifantis, Jason Stoess; FHBPA – Kent Stirling, Phil Combest, Barry Rose, Larry Pilotti, Kathy Davey, Dave Fawkes, Bill White, Gene Stevens, Tom Cannell, Teresa Palmer   Update from John Marshall   An all-day meeting took place this week in Maryland between representatives from Calder and Gulfstream.  Details from the meeting were not disclosed, but John shared that the meeting “…went very well.”   He believes the meeting was not at...
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Calder Purse Contract Expires Despite Repeated Attempts by Florida Horsemen To Resolve the “Open Access” Issue of the Dates Crisis

May 2, 2013     For More Information, Please Contact:  Kent Stirling at (305) 625-4591—office or cell– (305) 216-1790   Following a year-long series of events that have directly violated its standing purse contract with the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA), Calder Casino and Race Course (Calder) management has rejected a proposal by the FHBPA to resolve the issue of offering “open access” between Calder and Gulfstream when the tracks are scheduled to...
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FHBPA/CALDER April 19, 2013 Notes

Present:  John Marshall, Mike Anifantis, Kent Stirling, Phil Combest, Barry Rose, Gene Stevens, Larry Bates, Kathy Davey, Tom Cannell, Bill White.   Financial   Handle for the week was generally up slightly, year over year.  Calder management believes we are off to a good start, especially considering the rainy weather and the fact that we have been running fewer races compared to the same time last year.  The national handle trends are generally up, and...
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Present:  John Marshall, Mike Anifantis, Kent Stirling, Phil Combest, Barry Rose, Gene Stevens, Larry Pilotti, Larry Bates, Kathy Davey, Dave Fawkes, Bill White.   Opening Weekend   Handle  The opening weekend went well.  Saturday’s on-track numbers were up 1% over the prior year period, with in-state simulcasting up 34% and out-of state down slightly; Sunday’s on-track down 5%, in-state down 6%, and out-of-state up 16%; all handle combined was up 7% for the weekend.  ...
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FHBPA Open Meeting April 10, 2013

April 18, 2013   Good news is that it looks like we might prevail against the Barrel racing people.   We extended the Calder contract through the end of the month.   Four Race days a week at Calder through June 30.   No Mondays and Tuesdays at Gulfstream except one day, either June 25 or June 30.  This has to do with rebroadcasting.   We must stick together regarding stopping Tampa Bay Downs rebroadcasting...
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