Keyword: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering

  • Kirk Ziadie

    Analysis: Rule-Breaking Costs Other Horsemen

    An examination of horses trained by Kirk Ziadie involved in 18 clenbuterol positives in Florida in 2012 and 2013, points to the negative impact on horsemen who compete against a trainer breaking the rules.

  • Gulfstream Park has selected racing dates for the July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016 fiscal year.

    Status Quo for 2015-16 Florida Racing Dates

    In filings made to the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, Gulfstream and Tampa Bay selected racing dates for the July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016 fiscal year that are almost identical to its 2014-15 schedule.

  • Racing at Hialeah Park

    Hialeah Sees New Thoroughbred Opportunity

    Hialeah Park owner John Brunetti remains determined to bring Thoroughbreds back to his famous racetrack in Hialeah, Fla., and is hoping to stage a comeback with his one-time nemesis Gulfstream Park.

  • Calder Casino and Race Course

    Approval of Florida Dates Deal Seems Imminent

    A report that Calder Casino & Race Course is preparing to close its poker room could be an indication that Calder and South Florida neighbor Gulfstream Park will soon receive state approval for their deal on racing dates.

  • The first day of the Gulfstream summer meet is July 1.

    Gulfstream-Calder Overlap to Continue for Now

    Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course are heading into the June 27-29 weekend they hoped would be their last with head-to-head racing, and it appears both will continue racing through at least early July.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Sets Dates for Summit Substitutes

    Gulfstream Park has released its stakes schedule for July through early October, including seven races that are substitutes for stakes that had been scheduled for Calder Casino & Race Course's Summit of Speed on July 5.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream to Add Summit of Speed Stakes

    Gulfstream Park in early July plans to run most if not all of the seven Summit of Speed sprint stakes that been scheduled for July 5 at neighboring Calder Casino & Race Course.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream-Calder Deal Could Be in Works

    Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course reportedly are close to an agreement under which Gulfstream would lease Calder's racing operations and the two tracks would stop their head to head weekend racing.

  • Florida Groups Target New Quarter Horse Track

    Establish racing and breeding organizations in Florida are united in opposition to a new Ocala-area Quarter Horse track it contends has several safety issues and only is concerned about offer poker and full-card simulcasts.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream's Casino Request Rejected

    The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering has rejected Gulfstream Park's request to move a racing permit to a Miami bay front site where it wants to build a casino.

  • Deadline Nears for Florida Dates Conflict

    The clock is ticking toward the final day for Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course to reach an agreement that would prevent another bruising 12 months of head-to-head racing.

  • Calabrese Splits With Trainer Kirk Ziadie

    Owner Frank Carl Calabrese and trainer Kirk Ziadie have ended a high-profile partnership in which they each led in wins at two recent race meets at Calder Casino & Race Course and at the first summer/fall meet at Gulfstream.

  • Court Says Barrel Racing License in Violation

    A Florida appeals court upheld an earlier ruling that the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering violated a state rule-making process when it granted Gretna Racing LLC a license to hold pari-mutuel barrel racing.

  • Gulfstream Park

    More Head-to-Head Racing in South Florida?

    Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course have sent the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering preliminary dates filings that would result in another 12 months of head-to-head weekend racing starting in July 2014.

  • Cibelli Wins Her First Race After 60-Day Ban

    Trainer Jane Cibelli, who recently completed a 60-day suspension for a medication violation at Tampa Bay Downs, won her first race of the season at Gulfstream Park Dec. 19 after getting permission to race.

  • Tampa Bay Tops Again in FL Host-Track Battle

    Tampa Bay Downs finished first again in August in Florida for host-track revenue on import simulcasts, and it appears that questions about the track's year-round eligibility for host status will remain unresolved for now.

  • Calder's Share of Host-Track Market Declines

    Two recent reports show that Tampa Bay Downs and Gulfstream Park are making big inroads into Florida's lucrative host-track simulcast market., while host revenue for Calder fell by $5.1 million in this year's second quarter

  • Horsemen Force Contract Issue With Calder

    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has told Calder Casino & Race Course it will withhold its consent for simulcast approval effective July 25 because the group has no purse contract with the track.

  • Florida Vet Agrees to 90-Day Suspension

    Veterinarian Orlando Paraliticci has agreed to a 90-day suspension in an agreement that includes his admission that he violated Florida statutes by injecting a Thoroughbred less than 24 hours before a race at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Calder Casino and Race Course

    Calder Meeting Gulfstream Head-On Over Dates

    The battle over racing dates in southeast Florida became more intense Feb. 22 when Calder informed the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering that it plans to have racing every weekend from July 1 through June 30, 2014.

  • Hialeah Park

    Hialeah May Shake Up South Florida Dates

    Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course have picked their racing dates for the 12 months between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, with no overlap, but Hialeah Park may be looking to shake things up in south Florida.

  • Barrel Racing

    State Court Rejects Appeal Over Barrel Racing

    A state court in Tallahassee, Fla., on Dec. 13 denied a request by two Florida Quarter Horse associations to shut down the pari-mutuel barrel racing meet Gretna Racing has been holding at its facility since Dec. 1.

  • Groups Seeking to Halt Florida 'Race' Meet

    Two Florida Quarter Horse Associations late in the day Nov. 30 asked a state court in Tallahassee to issue an emergency motion for a stay that would prevent the scheduled Dec. 1 start of pari-mutuel barrel racing.

  • Florida Still Waiting on Barrel Racing Rules

    As Gretna Racing heads toward its Dec. 1 opening of Florida's first pari-mutuel barrel racing meet, issues including the wagering format and a Quarter Horse industry group's administrative challenge.

  • Second FL Group Applies for Barrel Racing

    Hamilton Downs Horsetrack in Jasper has asked the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering for permission to use its Quarter Horse racing permit to hold pari-mutuel barrel racing.

  • County Set to Vote on Florida Barrel Racing

    Gretna Racing is asking the government of Gadsden County, Fla., to authorize a referendum in which that county's voters would decide whether to allow slot machines at the facility where it is preparing for barrel racing.

  • 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.

  • Calder Grand Stand

    Calder Reinstates Trainer Kirk Ziadie

    Calder Casino & Race Course has reinstated trainer Kirk Ziadie, two years after it barred him for reasons it now says are related to positive drug tests on horses and late payments to vendors.

  • Florida Salix Plan Called 'Terrible Mistake'

    Gulfstream Park has not set a timetable for possible future contact with Florida racing regulators on chairman Frank Stronach's goal of phasing out use of legal race-day medications such as the anti-bleeding drug Salix.

  • Florida TBOA Takes Step Toward Possible Meet

    The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association has taken the first step toward converting its Quarter Horse permit to a Thoroughbred permit, for a possible Thoroughbred race meet in Marion County.

  • Florida Has New Racing Regulator

    The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation recently appointed Milton Champion director of the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering.

  • Ziadie Appeal Dismissed in Florida

    A state court in Tallahassee, Fla., on Sept. 11 honored trainer Kirk Ziadie's request and dismissed his appeal of a 60-day suspension and $1,000 fine by the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering for a violation of medication rules.

  • Hialeah Plans Quarter Horse Meet for 2009-10

    The Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association and Hialeah Park announced Sept. 4 that the Hialeah, Fla., track will hold its first Quarter Horse meet from Nov. 28, 2009 through Feb. 2, 2010. However, Hialeah Park had not applied for those dates or any other Quarter Horse race dates as of Sept. 4, said Alexis Lambert, a spokeswoman for the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering.

  • Gulfstream Takes Pass on Longer Meet

    Gulfstream Park said March 27 it will run its next meet from Jan. 3, 2010 to April 24, 2010, ending speculation it could seek dates in November and December of 2009.