Keyword: David Romanik

  • Florida Appellate Court Rules in FTBOA's Favor

    A legal challenge regarding whether the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association could legally administer the state's Thoroughbred breeders' awards was blocked by a district court of appeal decision Jan. 12.

  • Barrel Racing

    Ruling Delayed on Barrel Racing in Florida

    The Florida Division of Administrative Hearings ended a four-day hearing June 29 without issuing a ruling on whether Gretna Racing LLC can continue to use a Quarter Horse racing license to hold pari-mutuel barrel racing.

  • Barrel Racing

    Voters OK Slots at Florida Barrel Racing Site

    Voters in Gadsden County, Fla., Jan. 31 approved a ballot issue that authorizes a casino with slot machines at Gretna Racing, the Gretna facility that completed the first pari-mutuel barrel racing meet in Florida.

  • Florida OKs Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Meet

    The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering late in the afternoon Oct. 19 approved an application by Gretna Racing LLC to use its Quarter Horse permit to conduct pari-mutuel barrel racing at its facility in Gretna, Fla.

  • Florida Horsemen Say Permit Threatens Racing

    In an application that is generating controversy over the use of racing permits, a Quarter Horse permit-holder in Gretna, Fla., has asked the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering for permission to hold barrel racing.

  • QH Group Asks Court to Rescind Calder Permit

    In a suit filed July 21 in Tallahassee, Fla., Hialeah Park and four other Quarter Horse permit holders are asking a state court to take away Calder Casino & Race Course's two Thoroughbred permits.

  • Florida QH Track Backers Still Active

    Florida's only harness track and several Thoroughbred industry executives are making plans for Quarter Horse racing, with potentially lucrative poker rooms serving as part of the attraction.

  • Florida OKs Quarter Horse Permit

    There may be more opportunities for Thoroughbreds to race in Florida in the coming years as at least one proposed Quarter Horse track has received a permit from the state, with a second such facility under consideration for similar licensing.

  • State Questions Gulfstream-Pompano Simulcasts

    A week-old agreement between Gulfstream Park and neighboring Standardbred track Pompano Park to exchange simulcast signals may be imperiled by the opinion of the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering that such an agreement violates state law.

  • Coa Granted New Hearing on 30-Day Suspension

    Jockey Eibar Coa will receive a new hearing before the Gulfstream Park stewards on a 30-day suspension he was levied for "rough riding" aboard Mr. Livingston in the Jan. 26 Fort Lauderdale Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • NYRA Hires Gulfstream Park Executive

    The New York Racing Association, apparently seeking to cover its bases in its fight to block the sale of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. to a consortium headed by Magna Entertainment, has lured away a top executive from a Magna-owned racetrack.

  • Savin Replaces Romanik as Gulfstream President

    David Romanik, who was named president of Gulfstream Park in March, has been replaced in that role by Scott Savin. The 40- year-old Savin is currently the executive director of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and has been involved in racing as an owner and horsemen's activist for nearly two decades.

  • Florida Derby Purse Hiked to $1-Million

    When the 50th Florida Derby (gr. I) is run at Gulfstream Park next March 10, the Triple Crown prep will have a purse of $1-million, making it the first non-Breeders' Cup race in the Sunshine State to reach the seven-figure level. The 2001 purse reflects a $250,000 increase over the $750,000 purse this year when the race was won by Hal's Hope.