Gulfstream, Tampa Reach Simulcasting Agreement

After months of negotiations, Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs will begin swapping signals on Feb. 17 as the result of a simulcasting agreement executed Friday.

"The final hurdle was just the clarification of some language concerning the Florida statutes," said Gulfstream's president Scott Savin, who added that the bulk of the negotiations were handled through the California-based Simulcasting Department of Magna Entertainment Corporation, Gulfstream's parent track.

In addition to Tampa receiving the Gulfstream signal, two greyhound tracks on Florida's West Coast -- Derby Lane and Tampa Greyhound -- will also begin taking the feed by virtue of their agreement to share signals with Tampa Bay Downs.