Hialeah Park

Hialeah Continues $60 Million Expansion Project, Simulcast Area Renovations Ahead

The recent opening of the Kings Court VIP Poker Room at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino marked the completion of the initial step in a bold and aggressive $60,000,000 expansion program that will transform this historic venue into South Florida’s premier destination for the best in gaming, entertainment, dining, and leisure. Over the course of […]

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Hialeah Park Names Mike Anifantis New Director Of Racing

Highly regarded industry veteran Mike Anifantis, who served as Assistant Racing Secretary for the 2014-15 Quarter Horse season at Hialeah Park, will assume a new role as Director of Racing according to Vice President and General Manager Randy Soth. “It’s such an honor to have a racing official of Mike’s caliber and stature join us […]

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Bailey, Cordero, Santos, And Durkin Added To Hialeah Hall Of Fame

Hialeah Park will add four well-known racing personalities to its Hall of Fame on Monday March 30 when Thoroughbred racing Hall of Fame jockeys Jerry Bailey, Angel Cordero, Jr., and Jose Santos join recently retired track announcer Tom Durkin for induction ceremonies at this iconic racing landmark. All four will be the featured guests of […]

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Hialeah Park Closes Out Record-Setting Quarter Horse Meet

Iconic Hialeah Park, known the globe over as “the world’s most beautiful race course,” set a number of wagering records during the sixth season of live Quarter Horse racing, which concluded with a special nine-race program on Tuesday March 3. With $411,016.82 wagered Tuesday, Hialeah Park ended the 2014-15 season with a total of $13,913,073.27 […]

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Announcer Aiello Comes Full Circle After ‘Dream Year’

When track announcer Peter Aiello settles into his booth Friday for opening day of the 2014-15 Quarter Horse season at Hialeah Park, he’ll be in the same spot he was when this year began. But what happened between the end of the 2013-14 Hialeah Park season and the upcoming December 26 start of the new […]

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Brunetti’s Red Oak Farm Sending Mares to Darby Dan

Multiple Grade 1-winning and leading owner Red Oak Farm is looking forward to rekindling its long history with Darby Dan Farm. The Ocala, FL-based farm, owned by John J. Brunetti, Sr., will relocate 10 of its best broodmares to the famed stallion station and nursery in Lexington, KY. Racing and Operations Manager Richard W. Sacco […]

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Former Calder Racing Secretary Anifantis Headed to Hialeah

Mike Anifantis, former racing secretary at Calder Race Course & Slots, will soon begin at Hialeah Park as the facility’s new assistant racing secretary. According to the Blood-Horse, Anifantis will join Hialeah’s team in time for the track’s upcoming Quarter Horse meet. He currently works as a placing judge at Churchill Downs. Anifantis had been […]

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Updated: Robber Makes Off With $100K From Simulcast Area at Hialeah

Racetrack officials say a man made off more than $100,000 in cash after entering the tellers’ area behind the betting windows and knocking an employee unconscious. The masked suspect brandished a realistic toy gun and bound the employee’s hands and feet. The robbery occurred around 5:15 on Sunday. There was no racing going on, but the facility was open for […]

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Gulfstream Open to Return of Thoroughbreds to Hialeah

Many fans have been asking if and when Hialeah Park might have Thoroughbreds leaving its gates again–especially now that Gulfstream and Calder have worked out a deal to coordinate meets. According a recent article in The Blood-Horse, Gulfstream Park officials don’t necessarily oppose the return of Thoroughbreds to Hialeah in the coming years. Tim Ritvo, president of […]

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Hialeah Park Announces $60M Expansion Plan for Casino

The Casino at Hialeah Park will undergo immediate and ongoing expansion and enhancement according to plans announced today by the management of Hialeah Park. The comprehensive $60 million-program, scheduled for completion by the end of 2015, includes expansion and enhancement of the Poker Room, renovations to the outdoor entertainment venue known as the Fountain Terrace, […]

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