Hialeah Opens Meeting To Roughly A Dozen Spectators

by | 06.01.2017 | 11:23pm
Hialeah Park currently has a Quarter Horse permit but could a deal be struck for Thoroughbred racing to return?

Hialeah Park, former showcase of Thoroughbred stars Citation and Seattle Slew opened its current meeting May 31 to an audience of about a dozen people.

According to a report in The Blood-Horse, the current Quarter Horse meeting is comprised of match races in which the horses break from gates with no doors and start without a bell or buzzer.

Hialeah president John Brunetti Jr. indicated the track has redesigned its Quarter Horse meet from a traditional race meeting to the current format to reduce racing costs. The meeting is held in agreement with the South Florida Quarter Horse Association, which is also affiliated with the Gretna Racing organization. This structure of race meeting is sufficient under state law to permit Hialeah to keep its casino and card room.

Read more in The Blood-Horse

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