Florida department of business and professional regulation

Ralph Ziadie Denied License Renewal In Florida; Baxter Takes Over Stable

Georgina Baxter has won three races, with two seconds and two third-place finishes from 16 starts since taking over the Ralph Ziadie stable in early July. Ziadie, a leading trainer in South Florida in recent years, was denied a renewal of his license by the state’s Department of Business & Professional Regulation’s Division of Pari-Mutuel […]

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Miami Dog Track Has Permission To End Greyhound Racing But Keep Slots, Card Games

For the first time in history, Florida gambling regulators have approved a request by the Magic City Casino, a greyhound racecourse in Miami, to do away with dog racing while still maintaining its slot machines and card games, according to the Sun Sentinel. In the past, the legal push for decoupling has been unsuccessful in allowing these […]

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Ness Begins 100-Day Suspension For 2012-’14 Clenbuterol Violations

Trainer Jamie Ness began serving a 100-day suspension on Feb. 19 for multiple Class 3 medication violations in Florida from December 2012 through April 2014. The suspension and $4,800 fine were for 12 clenbuterol positives that were part of a negotiated settlement with the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, the state’s regulatory agency. Four additional […]

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Vitali License Reinstated, Despite Record That Includes Complaint Of Cruelty

UPDATE: Stronach Group executive Tim Ritvo on Tuesday told the Paulick Report that entries from Allan Hunter and Marcus Vitali will not be taken at any of the company’s racetracks and that the former Vitali horses currently running in the name of Hunter must vacate Gulfstream Park within 10 days. Click here for details. The […]

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Report: Vitali Can’t Run His Horses At Maryland Jockey Club Tracks

According to a published report, trainer Marcus Vitali will not be permitted to race horses at Laurel Park in Maryland after voluntarily relinquishing his occupational license in Florida, which allowed him to avoid sanctions after multiple medication violation complaints were filed against him by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering. […]

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Gulfstream Track Vet Marquis Fined For Failure To Cooperate With State Investigators

Dr. Patricia Marquis, the attending track veterinarian for Gulfstream Park, has been fined $250 for failure to fully cooperate with investigative staff employed by the Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering. The staff members were routinely investigating the deaths of Thoroughbreds injured while racing at the South Florida track in 2014 […]

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