State Files Complaint Over Staged 150-Yard Race at Gulfstream
Today, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering filed an Administrative Complaint against Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred After Racing Program (GPTARP). The complaint states that GPTARP on July 1, 2013 only ran a single thoroughbred horse race of 150 yards instead of running a series of races required by Florida law in order to constitute a performance.
In addition, the Complaint also states that GPTARP failed to file the necessary documents in a timely manner as a prerequisite to running this horse race. This race is one piece of an ongoing legal strategy to create a Miami-Dade County permit, which may enable GPTARP to seek a Miami-Dade County slots license, and if successful add thousands of additional slot machines.
DBPR Secretary Ken Lawson said, “We take any violation of the law seriously. Our agency is committed to enforcing the laws and rules that regulate the gaming industry. Any violation of the law will face swift and thorough action and penalties, where appropriate.”
Read the complaint here.