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COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AND BOOSTERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL OWNERS, TRAINERS AND BACKSTRETCH EMPLOYEES AT GULFSTREAM PARK ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7Walmart Pharmacy will be coming to Gulfstream Park on Monday, February 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to administer free Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccinations to owners, trainers and backstretch employees. FIRST AND SECOND DOSES AS WELL AS BOOSTERS OF THE VACCINE WILL BE AVAILABLE. The vaccination center will be set up in the Backside Cantina, next to the Backside Security Office (as indicated by the yellow arrow on the photo below). Please let Gulfstream Park’s Health & Safety team know that you’d like to schedule a vaccination by sending a text to 786-697-8363. Include your name, which vaccination you would like to take (Pfizer or Moderna), and if it’s your 1st or 2nd dose or a booster. You can also call that number or the Health & Safety Office at 954-457-6161 with any questions. Trainers, please let your employees know and encourage them to get vaccinated. Thank you to Gulfstream Park for putting this together! ... See MoreSee Less
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Longtime Florida horseman Barry Rose passed away last Wednesday, January 5, at the age of 79. The Rose Family Stable has been a fixture on the South Florida racing scene for 50 years. Founded by Barry’s father Harold and then operated by Barry (and sister Joanie) after Harold’s death, the stable produced many top runners, including multiple Grade I winner and Florida Derby hero Hal’s Hope.Away from the track, Barry was a highly respected Certified Public Accountant. It was those accounting skills that Barry volunteered to the FHBPA for many years. He served on the Board of Directors for nearly 20 years, both as a vice president and treasurer. It was in that latter position that Barry donated untold hours to making sure that the organization’s books balanced to the penny. Also, for several years, Barry served as lead negotiator on all contractual issues with both Calder and Gulfstream. Barry went over every sentence with the proverbial fine tooth comb. And finally, Barry was a force in the establishment of our horse retirement program, Florida TRAC. This at a time when few such programs existed across the country.Since Barry’s passing, Florida horsemen of every ilk have observed that, “Barry will be missed. He was one of the good guys.” He was.In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a donation be made in Barry’s name to either Florida TRAC (www.fltrac.org) or to Temple Beth Emet (www.TempleBethEmet.org). ... See MoreSee Less
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There will be a virtual service at 11 a.m. today for Barry Rose, who served as Vice President and as Treasurer of the FHBPA for many years. Barry passed away Tuesday at the age of 79. Our condolences to Barry's family & many friends. Here is a link to the virtual service: tinyurl.com/2p8acdn2 ... See MoreSee Less
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