Keyword: Sam Gordon

  • Calder, FHBPA Still Negotiating on ADWs

    Calder Casino & Race Course and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association on May 26 agreed to an extension until June 1 on talks for an Advance Deposit Wagering agreement.

  • Calder, Horsemen Still Negotiating on ADWs

    As it prepares to open its race meet April 25, Calder Casino & Race Course as of April 22 did not have a contract for Advance Deposit Wagering with the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

  • Gordon Re-Elected as FHBPA President

    The board of directors of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protection Association met on March 24 at Gulfstream Park to seat their new board members and elect their officers for the next year.

  • Calder Paddock and Grandstand

    Calder Imposes Restrictions on Gulf Shippers

    Calder officials said that starting Feb. 26 their track will not allow horses that ship from Calder to race at Gulfstream Park to re-enter Calder without the prior written approval from Calder's racing secretary.

  • For the past 20 years, Calder has been the only Miami-area track to race in December.

    Bloodbath Looming on Florida Racing Dates?

    The biggest issue at Calder Casino & Race Course Jan. 4, closing day of its 2010-11 meet, was a fast-brewing and potentially bitter dispute with Gulfstream Park over southeast Florida's attractive December racing dates.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Plenty of Changes for Gulfstream Meet

    Gulfstream Park will open its 2011 racing meet Jan. 5 with a new Sunday date for the Florida Derby (gr. I), other changes in its stakes schedule, and new multi-race bets highlighted by a 10-cent only Pick 6.

  • Herb Elkins

    Gordon, Elkins Honored by Florida HBPA

    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has honored longtime president Sam Gordon as man of the year, while Herb Elkins got the organization's lifetime achievement award.

  • Gulfstream Making Betting More Affordable

    Gulfstream Park on Dec. 16 announced its 2011 wagering menu that will include its first Pick 5, with a 50-cent minimum bet, and a major reduction of its Pick 6 minimum bet from $2 to 10 cents.

  • Gulfstream Night Racing Finding Some Support

    Gulfstream Park could have some important political support in its goal to change a state law that prohibits Thoroughbred racing after 7 p.m. if there are benefits for other pari-mutuel sports.

  • Opening ceremonies at Hialeah; left: John Brunetti, right: Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina

    Overflow Crowd Ushers in Hialeah Park Meet

    Hialeah Park opened its Quarter Horse meet on Nov. 28 before an overflow crowd that track officials estimated at 26,874, based on turnstile counts at one of the entrances and the number of cars in parking lots.

  • Calder opens their 2009 meet on April 24.

    Optimism Prevails as Calder Opens

    Calder Race Course will open its eight-month season April 24, with track officials and South Florida horsemen hoping for a big rebound from a problem-filled 2008.

  • Calder Race Course

    Calder, Horsemen Reach Purse Agreement

    Calder Race Course announced April 16 that it has signed a 2009 purse contract agreement with the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association. The Miami Gardens, Fla., track and its parent, Churchill Downs Inc., reached the agreement with the Florida HBPA on the evening of April 15.

  • Gordon Again Florida HBPA President

    Sam Gordon was elected March 24 to serve his fifth term as president of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

  • Calder Race Course

    Calder Announces 2009 Stakes Schedule

    Calder Race Course announced its stakes schedule for the 2009 Calder Meet on March 20, a program that includes renewals of the Summit of Speed and Festival of the Sun, and the 28th runnings of the Florida Stallion Stakes series.

  • ADW Deals Reached on Calder, Gulfstream

    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association said Dec. 22 it has reached agreements on advance deposit wagering contracts with Calder Race Course and Gulfstream Park.

  • Are Calder Agreements in Jeopardy?

    Reports that Churchill Downs Inc. and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association are stalled in talks on a Calder Race Course slot machine contract are leading to concerns about possible cancellation of two contracts between CDI and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

  • Gordon Re-elected Florida HBPA President

    Sam Gordon was elected to a fourth term as president of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association at the organization's regularly scheduled March 31 board meeting.

  • FHBPA Pledges $1M to Gulfstream Development

    Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino is moving forward with a plan for a second-phase of 700 slot machines, and has also secured a commitment of $1 million in partnered investment help from the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association, it was announced Dec. 22.

  • Florida Affiliate Rejoins National HBPA

    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, which negotiates contracts at Calder Race Course and Gulfstream Park, has rejoined the National HBPA after having voted to leave the fold last fall.