Keyword: Hialeah

  • Foolish Pleasure in the 1975 Wood Memorial.

    Slideshow: Foolish Pleasure

    Foolish Pleasure, whose champion freshman campaign had been the equal of any other, emerged in between Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed. Read the full feature in the April 11, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse.

  • 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.

  • My Pal Chrisy wins the 2012 Elmer Heubeck Distaff Handicap.

    Calder, Gulfstream Fail to Resolve Date Fight

    Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course apparently have failed to strike a deal on racing dates, meaning they could race head-to-head on all Saturdays and Sundays during the year beginning July 1.

  • Foes Plan Appeal on Hialeah Casino Suit

    Three southeast Florida pari-mutuels are asking the Supreme Court of Florida to consider a review of a lower court's decision that authorizes Hialeah Park to have a casino with Las Vegas-style slot machines.

  • Hialeah

    Hialeah's 2010-2011 Dates Approved

    The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering has approved Hialeah Park's request to hold its 2010-2011 Quarter Horse meet from Dec. 3, 2010 through Jan. 23, 2011.

  • Hialeah Seeks Later Start for Meet

    Hialeah Park is seeking a later start for its 2010-2011 Quarter Horse meet, and says it has "reached a formal agreement" with the Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association for six racing seasons through 2015-2016.

  • 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.

  • Hialeah

    Hialeah to Move Forward With Casino Plans

    Hialeah Park owner and president John Brunetti said June 22 that Calder Race Course's lawsuit that seeks to prevent Hialeah from having a casino will not stop him from applying for a casino license from Florida regulators.

  • Quarter horses running at Hialeah.

    Hialeah's QH Meet Ends With Mixed Results

    Hialeah Park ended its first Quarter Horse meet Feb. 3, with track owner and chairman John Brunetti Sr. saying it will be up to Florida's politicians to determine whether the track will hold another meet.

  • Opening ceremonies at Hialeah on Nov. 28; left: John Brunetti, right: Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina

    Hialeah Asks to Run Thoroughbreds

    Hialeah Park is seeking to run Thoroughbred races during its Quarter Horse meeting, according to a letter Hialeah owner John Brunetti sent to Gulfstream Park and Calder Race Course.

  • Preparations continue to resume racing at Hialeah on November 28.

    Hialeah Readies to Break from Gate Nov. 28

    Driving into the parking lot at Hialeah Park Nov. 23, one could see a large satellite dish that was not there several weeks ago and a Teleview Racing Patrol truck. There were also several dozen cars in the lot. Those were the first clear signs that racing will indeed resume Nov. 28 at the historic Hialeah, Fla., track.

  • Hialeah circa 1965

    Court Dismisses Minor's Suit on Hialeah

    A judge in a state circuit court in Miami on Aug. 8 dismissed Internet entrepreneur Halsey Minor's civil suit that requested a transfer in control of Hialeah Park from its chairman and principal owner John Brunetti to the city of Hialeah, Fla.

  • Hialeah Park in 1965.

    Brunetti Jr., Soth, Testa to Hialeah Posts

    John J. Brunetti has announced that his son, John J. Brunetti Jr., and racing industry veterans Randall E. Soth and Dennis Testa will head up the management team for the redeveloped Hialeah Park. The South Florida track that last had live racing in 2001 is scheduled to reopen later this year or in early 2010 for Quarter Horse racing.

  • Florida: Crist moves bill to Seminoles' court

    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist signed a gaming bill June 15 that contains several changes sought by the state's Thoroughbred industry and some changes in the operations of the Seminole Tribe of Florida's casinos.

  • The Hialeah Walking Ring, circa 1965.

    Hialeah OK'd for Quarter Horse Racing

    Hialeah Park received a Quarter Horse permit from the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering on March 17, with an apparent mandate to begin that racing by March 17, 2010.

  • Minor's Dream: Resurrect Hialeah Park

    Halsey Minor has a dream. The technology entrepreneur, multimillionaire, and Thoroughbred owner wants to purchase, renovate, and return racing to historic Hialeah Park, the Southern Florida track that has been closed since 2001.

  • Charlie Camac

    A Racetrack Original

    BloodHorseNOW.com staff writer Claire Novak chronicles the racetrack career of 72-year-old Charlie Camac, who found his greatest success in the starters' stand by showing empathy and concern for the fields of Thoroughbreds he controlled.

  • 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.

  • Northern Dancer with trainer Horatio Luro.

    On This Day...

    Feb. 24, 1964<br><b>Northern Dancer at Hialeah</b>

  • On This Day...

    Feb. 16, 1957<br><b>A Special Day at Hialeah</b>

  • On This Date....

    Feb. 12, 1975<br><b>Foolish Pleasure at Hialeah</b>

  • NYRA, New Jersey Horsemen Explore Deal With Hialeah

    Representatives of the New York Racing Association and the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association confirmed they have held discussions about reopening closed Hialeah Park for stabling and a winter race meet, though they differ on the plan's prospects.

  • Florida Bill Would Give Hialeah Unopposed Dates

    Legislation that would mandate three distinct seasons of Thoroughbred racing in South Florida has been introduced in the House by Rep. Rene Garcia, whose district includes Hialeah Park. Another bill introduced by Garcia calls for statutory changes related to racing dates.

  • Transfer of Funds Settles Florida Dispute

    A transfer of about $650,000 in funds to Calder Race Course on June 12 has ended a dispute between Florida horsemen and Hialeah Park. The funds represent all but $57,000 -- the total of accounts with negative balances -- that remained in horsemen's accounts as of the May 22 closing of Hialeah.

  • Horsemen Remain at Odds With Hialeah Park

    Though Hialeah Park transferred $585,000 of the remaining $1.3 million held in horsemen's accounts to Calder Race Course on June 6, Florida horsemen remain dissatisfied both with Hialeah's failure to transfer the entirety of the balance as well as the track's under-funding of the account.

  • Brunetti Foresees No Hialeah in 2002

    Having been rebuffed by State of Florida lawmakers in his efforts to revive legislation that would allow his track exclusive operating dates, Hialeah Park chairman John Brunetti said he does not expect the historic track to open in 2002 or, quite possibly, ever again.

  • Pros and Cons Offered On Hialeah's Future

    A state lawmaker who grew up in the shadow of the stately Hialeah Park race course made an impassioned call Wednesday for lawmakers to save the track. But with the legislative session coming down to the wire, the effort to forestall deregulation of Thoroughbred racing in South Florida -- which is threatening racing at Hialeah -- is a longshot.

  • Hialeah Race Report: Mott's Bench Goes Deep

    Bill Mott is not a bridge player. He's too busy, he says, overseeing the training of nearly 200 horses at multiple locations around the East Coast. But he well understands the concept of trumping his opponents. Take, for example, the April 21 Hialeah Turf Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) to which Mott nominated three runners.

  • Favored Fappie's Notebook Wins Seminole Handicap

    Fappie's Notebook rallied to beat General Grant by half-length Sunday in the $75,000 Seminole Handicap at Hialeah Park. Ridden by Abdiel Toribio, Fappie's Notebook ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.66 on the fast track and paid $6, $4.80, and $3.60.