Hialeah Park

Hialeah Opens Meeting To Roughly A Dozen Spectators

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 […]

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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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When Is A Horsemen’s Organization Not Really A Horsemen’s Organization?

Traditional horsemen’s organizations, along with the spirit of the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 – which gives horse owners approval rights on the export of simulcast signals – are under fire in two states, Massachusetts and Florida. Last week, United States District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor dismissed a lawsuit filed by the New England […]

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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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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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