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Florida Turning Away Quarter Horse Business Happily Received By Australian “Sunshine State”

  Roughly twice the size of Texas and known as the “Sunshine State” Down-Under, Australia’s Queensland announced in March 2014 that it has commissioned executives from the Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association (FQHRA) and its parent, the American Quarter Horse … Continue reading

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Florida Gambling Expansion Alive and Well TODAY in South Marion County With More Phony Horse Events Leveraged for New Card Room

April 7, 2014–Even as Florida lawmakers declared gambling expansion to be a “dead issue” last week, it ironically expanded TODAY in South Marion County, thanks to Florida regulators issuing a license for more unaccredited horse-related “timed events” enabling the pari-mutuel … Continue reading

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No April Fool’s Joke—but the Phony South Marion Real Estate Holdings “Horse Racing” Will Be

In the wake of Gretna “pari-mutuel barrel racing,” “flag-drops” and other contrived events designed to skirt Florida’s live racing requirements, another spurious pari-mutuel permit known as “South Marion Real Estate Holdings” [a.k.a. Central Florida Gaming, Marion Management and (prior to … Continue reading

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United Florida Horsemen Statement on Florida House Gaming Committee March 13 Meeting

March 13, 2014–United Florida Horsemen, a consortium of nearly 7,000 Florida Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racehorse owners and trainers said about this morning’s Florida House Gaming Committee meeting: “We look forward to continuing to educate our lawmakers on the billion-dollar … Continue reading

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Gambling Expanding Statewide Even As Florida Senate Gaming Committee Considers Proposed Bills Today

March 3, 2014–As the Florida Senate Gaming Committee begins deliberation on hundreds of pages of proposed new gambling and pari-mutuel laws at its meeting today, word of a strange construction project in South Marion County has the area near The … Continue reading

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“Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing” Is An Unadopted Rule, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal Affirms

In a short opinion issued today, February 7, 2014, the First District Court of Appeal (“First DCA”) affirmed last year’s lower court ruling that Florida pari-mutuel regulators’ licensing of “pari-mutuel barrel racing” failed to follow proper rulemaking procedure. To view … Continue reading

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Horse Racing’s Dragsters Flocking to Florida’s Frontier . . . Will Florida Be Ready For Business?

Great success has a funny way of riling folks up.  But to those used to winning, it doesn’t much matter, anyhow.  They just keep their eye on the goal. For a seasoned set of executives who have targeted Florida as … Continue reading

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Economic Boom Time At Hialeah Park as FQHRA-Accredited Quarter Horse Racing Thrives! 2013-2014 Season Begins November 29!

Something To Be Thankful For:  REAL Florida Quarter Horse Racing! Accredited Quarter Horsemen From Across America Clamoring To Compete at Hialeah Park’s Fifth Consecutive Successful Quarter Horse Racing Season For weeks now, America’s biggest, most prestigious and successful Quarter Horse … Continue reading

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Florida Horsemen to Testify at Pensacola, Jacksonville Senate Gaming Committee Hearings This Week

Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse Racehorse Owner, Trainer and Breeder Representatives to Speak at Both November 14 and 15 Hearings Leadership representatives from Florida’s most prominent racehorse owners, trainers and breeders associations will be on hand to testify at both Florida Senate … Continue reading

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