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‘A Lot Of Dreams’ Launched In 36 Years Of Florida Sire Stakes

There are 36 years of history to the Florida Sire Stakes. And memories. There are champions Holy Bull, Smile, Big Drama, Awesome Feather and Brave Raj rising to national prominence in the series. Three Ring winning the Susan’s Girl before growing into a Grade 1 winner. There’s popular trainer Bill Kaplan heading to the Breeders’ […]

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Luis Saez Celebrates 2,000th North American Win At Aqueduct

Jockey Luis Saez reached a milestone Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack, notching his 2,000th win in North America when he rode Y’allcomenow (No. 9) to victory in Race 4, a maiden race at one mile on the inner turf. The 26-year-old native of Panama City, Panama earned his first career win in 2009 and has won […]

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‘Carry On The Legacy’: Felix Rides 3,000th Winner Friday At Arlington

Jockey Julio Felix recorded his 3,000th career win in a photo-finish aboard Ragnar Korthase’s Carnoustie for trainer Jon Cowan on Friday at Arlington International Racecourse. The New York-born Felix, 51, rallied his mount late in the 7th race to nab the victory at 5-1. “I remember when I just wanted to win one race,” said Felix. “When I won, […]

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A ‘Sidewalk’ Between Them? Florida Horsemen, Calder Do Battle In Court

A Florida judge heard arguments Tuesday from horsemen and state gambling regulators over whether Calder Race Course should legally be able to maintain its slots license. At issue is a state law that says slot machine areas must remain “contiguous and connected” to the area where live races are taking place. It a lawsuit, the […]

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As Florida Lawmakers Race To Pass Gambling Bill, Churchill Downs And Calder Look Toward Jai Alai

With the clock ticking down to Friday’s conclusion of the 2018 legislative session in Florida, lawmakers are scrambling to pass a wide-ranging gambling bill. Nothing new there, since legislators have been working unsuccessfully on gambling bills for several years. What makes 2018 different is a constitutional amendment that will be on the general ballot this […]

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‘Drawn To Horses’ From The Start, Pletcher Assistant DePasquale ‘Can’t Imagine Doing Anything Else’

Ginny DePasquale has been an assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher for 20 years, and is showing no signs of slowing down as she prepares for a journey to Royal Ascot with American Patriot to contest the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes. According to thoroughbredracing.com, the grandmother is one of the key components to Pletcher’s highly […]

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Kirk Ziadie Banned, Father Ralph Under Scrutiny By Gulfstream Park Officials

Trainer Kirk Ziadie, who is licensed by the state of Florida while his six-year suspension for 21 medication violations is under appeal, has been denied access to any grounds controlled by The Stronach Group, the company’s chief operating officer Tim Ritvo said on Thursday. Ritvo said Ziadie’s father, Ralph Ziadie, “has to show proof that […]

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Gulfstream Park West To Host No Frills Meet Due To Grandstand Demolition

Gulfstream Park West will begin its 40-day meet Oct. 5, but instead of encouraging racing fans to come out and enjoy a day at the racetrack, officials are instead urging people to stay home or go to Gulfstream Park. Construction crews are in the process of demolishing the 45-year-old Calder grandstand, and they are unsure if the task will […]

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Florida Senate Committee Passes Decoupling, ‘Purse Pool’ Legislation

Gambling legislation that would allow most Florida racetracks to shut down pari-mutuels and keep slot machines was approved by a Senate committee on Wednesday. The Florida Regulated Industries Committee passed SB7072, legislation brought about by Gov. Rick Scott’s compact with the Seminole Tribe, which operates seven casinos in the state. Separate legislation approving the compact […]

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Decoupling Advances In Florida With Provisions For ‘Purse Pools’

Legislation that would permit Florida’s horse and dog tracks to decouple those activities from their slot machines and card room licenses advanced after a House committee vote to approve three bills related to Gov. Rick Scott’s compact with the powerful Seminole tribe that operates seven casinos in the state. The state Senate delayed action on […]

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