Florida horse racing

The Friday Show Presented By The 158th Queen’s Plate: Hialeah Hope, Royal Attraction?

Hialeah Park was once one of the most elegant venues of Thoroughbred racing in the country. The physical facility remains gorgeous inside and out, but the racing product has deteriorated — boiling it down — to a series of match races between 15-year-old Quarter Horses going 100 yards. In this edition of The Friday Show, […]

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Florida Follies: Dozens Of Drug Positives Thrown Out Due To State Incompetence

How incompetent is the leadership at Florida’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, the state government agency that regulates horse racing in the state? Let me count the ways: 1, 2, 3, 4 … 100, maybe more. That’s how many administrative complaints for medication violations in just over a year had to be tossed out because of […]

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Florida: Language In Proposed Gambling Bill Could Outlaw ADW Companies

Proposed legislation currently making its way through the Florida Senate has industry leaders keeping a close watch on its status due to language in the bill that would prohibit advance deposit wagering in the state. According to the Daily Racing Form, the proposed bill addresses several gambling issues, such as daily fantasy sports games and lottery sales. Current […]

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‘Hearts Reaching Out’ Golf Tournament Benefitting Race Track Chaplaincy To Be Held March 6

Thoroughbred racing fans have an opportunity to meet some of the track’s top jockeys and horsemen by participating in the 25th annual “Hearts Reaching Out” Golf Tournament, Dinner and Charity Auction on Monday, March 6. The event benefits the Race Track Chaplaincy of America—Tampa Bay Downs Division and individuals served by the RTCA. The “Hearts […]

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Florida’s ‘Sham’ Continues: ‘Fake’ Horse Racing On Its Way To Hialeah Park

Tired of hearing about “fake” news? Well, for a change of pace, get ready for some “fake” horse racing at Hialeah Park, a South Florida track that once was synonymous with class and elegance in Thoroughbred racing. Hialeah Park’s automated phone answering machine says “the world’s most beautiful race course is now also a state […]

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First Foal A Colt For The Big Beast

Ocala Stud’s The Big Beast, the Grade 1 winner and leading sprinter, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 3rd when a colt was born in Ocala, Fla.  Bred by Christy Whitman, the bay colt is out of the Slew Gin Fizz mare Look to the Stars, a half-sister to multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Isitingood. […]

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Loooch Racing And Partners, Schafer Announce Agreement To Get War Story In Pegasus Gate

Looch Racing and partners in War Story have reached a financial agreement with investor Dan Schafer that will allow the 4-year-old to start in next month’s Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup. Schafer didn’t reveal how much the War Story partnership had invested in the starting slot, but said he had worked on the deal with […]

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Gulfstream Park West Rainbow 6 Hit For Third Time In One Week

Gulfstream Park West’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 was hit for the third time in a week Thursday when Monkey Money (2-1) won the ninth and final race of the afternoon. Thursday’s Rainbow 6 returned $23,568.92. The winning ticket (1-5/1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9/5/1-10/2/1,3,6,7) was purchased at Gulfstream Park. The cost was $360. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when […]

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47-Year-Old Rider Cruz Victorious In First Start After Six-Month Hiatus

Manoel Cruz made a triumphant return to action in Thursday’s fifth race, guiding Star Gala ($6) to a front-running victory in the five-furlong turf dash for 2-year-old maiden fillies. The 47-year-old journeyman, who dominated the jockey standings at the Miami Gardens track for several years, hadn’t ridden since sustaining minor injuries at Tampa Bay Downs […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Florida’s Racing Con, Japan Sends It In

Whatever description you might provide someone about horse racing, it certainly can’t be anything like what some people in Florida are putting on display. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the racing sham that state regulators have allowed to take place on dusty back roads. Plus, Japan is […]

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