Hialeah Park

Florida Quarter Horse Group Files Suit Over Hialeah Licensing

The Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association has begun legal proceedings against the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation, claiming that the office improperly issued licenses to Hialeah Park. CBS Miami reports that the dispute stems from a decision made by Hialeah officials to enter into an agreement with the South Florida Quarter Horse Association. That group would […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Stidham’s Career No Longer Needs Saving

Trainer Michael Stidham knows how humbling this game can be. He’s been on the brink of failure more than once, down to his last three or four horses, not knowing where the next check might come from. So, when Stidham finished the recent Fair Grounds meet as leading trainer, it was a deeply satisfying moment […]

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Curtain Comes Down On Successful Hialeah Live Meet

Hialeah Park’s 2015-16 live Quarter Horse racing season, the 7th since racing returned to this iconic South Florida landmark in 2019-10, ended Monday February 29 with record-breaking wagering numbers both on-track and through all-sources simulcast wagering. Over 39 actual days of competition, with races from the cancelled card on Monday February 1 added to cards […]

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Concern Runs Deep Over Florida’s ‘David Vs Goliath’ Decoupling Battle

The Florida Thoroughbred industry is on a roll. Breeding activity, severely impacted by the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent recession, has stabilized and there are new investors in bloodstock and farms. The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company hit a highwater mark in 2015, exceeding $150 million in gross receipts from six auctions of breeding stock, yearlings […]

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Opinion: Decoupling Casinos, Racing In Florida Is ‘Crazy’

As Florida’s legislative session approaches, the issue of “decoupling” racing and gaming is once again front and center in the Sunshine State. Writing in the Sunshine State News, Nancy Smith asserts that decoupling, or the separation of casino gaming and live racing, would be a severe blow to the state’s billion-dollar horse industry. Smith writes that “Decoupling […]

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Hialeah Park Reports Record Handle For Second Consecutive Day

For the second consecutive day, Hialeah Park has established a new record for the all-sources mutuel handle on a single live Quarter Horse racing program in Florida. After all the math was done, the total wagered on the only Tuesday card of the 2015-16 season topped out at $615,279. That amount was some $18,209 better […]

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Record-Breaking Handle At Hialeah Park Monday

The 2015-16 live racing season at Hialeah Park is now officially off to a record-breaking start. After a solid first two days of pari-mutuel wagering action, this iconic racing venue posted a new record for the all-sources handle on a single Quarter Horse card in Florida, with a grand total of $597,070 wagered on the […]

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Pete Aiello Chosen As New Announcer At Oaklawn Park

Less than 48 hours after finding out they needed him, Oaklawn has hired its fifth announcer in the history of the first track to launch a Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Pete Aiello will be in the booth when Oaklawn opens for live racing on January 15. Announcers from the four corners of the […]

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Disappearance Of Baby Flamingos From Hialeah ‘A Mystery’

Hialeah Park is missing 50 young members of its nearly 300-strong flock of flamingos – a distinctive feature at the Florida track – and authorities are now trying to figure out where they’ve gone. According to local news channel WSVN, wildlife investigators have found no carcasses or reason to think that they were attacked by […]

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Hialeah Park Releases 2015-16 Live Racing Schedule

World-class Quarter Horse racing will return to historic Hialeah Park, known around the globe as “the world’s most beautiful racecourse,” on the day after Christmas, Saturday December 26, 2015. Hialeah Park’s 7th season of live Quarter Horse racing will include 40 days of on-track action and 24 guaranteed or added-money stakes races between opening day […]

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