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Florida HBPA Sues State Regulators, Calder Race Course Over Jai Alai Permit

The same bureaucrats in Tallahassee, Fla., who define a “horse race” as two equines ambling down a dirt path at a snail's pace have been sued by the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association for giving Calder Race Course a summer jai alai permit that will allow the Churchill Downs Inc.-owned track to stiff Thoroughbred […]

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Sept. 24 Hearing Date Set For Florida HBPA Lawsuit Challenging Calder’s Jai Alai Permit

An order was entered on Thursday that sets Sept. 24, 2018, as the hearing date for the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's lawsuit challenging the validity of the summer jai alai permit given to Calder in February of this year. The issue in the case, styled the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, Inc. […]

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Gulfstream Announces Incentive Program For Spring/Summer, Daily Purses Could reach $300,000

Gulfstream Park has announced plans to build on the success of Florida's year-round racing program during the upcoming Spring/Summer Meets through lucrative incentives for both Florida-bred and open-company horses. One week after releasing a record stakes program worth $4.1 million, Gulfstream officials have released a $1 million incentives program that will further enhance the purses […]

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As Florida Lawmakers Race To Pass Gambling Bill, Churchill Downs And Calder Look Toward Jai Alai

With the clock ticking down to Friday's conclusion of the 2018 legislative session in Florida, lawmakers are scrambling to pass a wide-ranging gambling bill. Nothing new there, since legislators have been working unsuccessfully on gambling bills for several years. What makes 2018 different is a constitutional amendment that will be on the general ballot this […]

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Screnci New Florida HBPA President After White Resigns From Board

Bill White, president of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association since March 2015, has resigned from the organization's board of directors, Florida HBPA executive director Glen Berman confirmed on Thursday. White's resignation from the board automatically ended his term as president. Owner director Stephen Screnci, an attorney who had been serving as the Florida […]

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Florida HBPA Announces Results Of Election To Board Of Directors

Chester Bishop and Kathy Davey received the highest number of votes among owner representatives, with Charles Simon and Ronald Spatz the leading vote-getters among seven trainers seeking election to the board of directors of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association. Results were posted on the Florida HBPA website on Friday. Bishop (326 votes) and Davey […]

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