Florida bill pushes for Thoroughbred racing, Breeders’ Cup at Hialeah

by | 11.10.2011 | 7:48am

A bill introduced in the Florida legislature would allow a Thoroughbred permit to be issued to a track that either becomes a permanent site for the Breeders' Cup or one of the rotating host sites.  The Blood-Horse says the legislation is designed to get Thoroughbred racing back to Hialeah Park and is similar to a previous bill that did not pass the legislature:

“In May 2011, Hialeah Park owner John Brunetti said he had hoped the bill would have passed and that his track would have attempted to use it to return to Thoroughbred racing—which it last held in 2001…”

“We are not in any discussions with Hialeah,” a Breeders' Cup official said. 

“Passage of the bill without any changes is undoubtedly a longshot.”

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