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By G. Herb Sheheane, FHBPA Lobbyist September 23, 2013     Statewide, racehorse owners, trainers and breeders—watched closely today, September 23, 2013, as the Florida Senate Gaming Committee held its first interim meeting of the 2013-2014 Legislative Session in Tallahassee.   “Horsemen were pleased to hear today that the Senate has acknowledged the substantial contribution...
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G. Herb Sheheane, FHBPA Lobbyist   The Florida Senate Gaming Committee held its first meeting of the 2014 Legislative Session on September 23, 2013.  Legislators discussed the Spectrum Gaming Survey, the goal of which is to provide information that will guide them in making laws and policy decisions about Florida’s future pari-mutuel and gaming market. ...
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Kathy Davey, Secretary   Present:  Calder – John Marshall, Sean Perl, Dr. Helena Carroll FHBPA – Kent Stirling, Phil Combest, Barry Rose, Bill White, Gene Stevens, Ron Pellegrini, Phil Arnold, and Kathy Davey.   A new slate of races will be developed for Calder on November 9, to replace the Florida Millions series.  Calder will...
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September 12, 2013   Have you completed your Florida Horsemen’s Survey yet?   If you’ve ever wondered how to be involved in the future of Florida racing, that time is NOW!  Your help is urgently needed!   Copy this link to go directly to the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/FLRacingImpact   OR visit www.FTBOA.com to download a printable...
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Kathy Davey – FHBPA Secretary   Next meeting: Thursday, September 26th.   Approximately 38 people were in attendance at today’s meeting.   Horsemen’s Backstretch Committee meets every other Thursday; the members are: Leo Azpurua, Joe Calascibetta, Phil Combest, Greg Griffiths, Barry Rose, Peter Walder, Milt Wolfson. Bring your concerns to them and they will meet...
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Kathy Davey     Next meeting: Thursday, September 12th.   A horsemen’s committee has been formed which will meet every other Thursday.  Everyone is encouraged to give suggestions and concerns to the members of the committee who will meet with Tim Ritvo the following day to discuss further.   Committee members are: Leo Azpurua, Joe...
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August 23, 2013   By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA www.NewsServiceFlorida.com   Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer, on the payroll of a South Florida dog track, tried to get a gambling regulator fired two days before the veteran state worker was forced to resign, according to court records obtained by...
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Present:  Calder – John Marshall, Mike Anifantis, Dr. Helena Carroll FHBPA – Kent Stirling, Phil Combest, Barry Rose, Larry Bates, Bill White, Ron Pellegrini, Gene Stevens, Juan Arias, and Kathy Davey.   A 6 month contract has been signed with Finish Line Feed to be the exclusive provider of shavings to Calder barns at a fixed...
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August 23, 2013   THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’S Dara Kam reported this week on the denial of a Florida pari-mutuel permit to Ft. Myers Real Estate Holdings.  The subject litigation has been spearheaded by David Romanik, who is also a co-owner of Gretna Racing LLC, a North Florida pari-mutuel licensee that continues to hold...
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Present:  Calder – John Marshall, Mike Anifantis, Dr. Helena Carroll   FHBPA – Kent Stirling, Phil Combest, Barry Rose, Larry Bates, Bill White, Gene Stevens, and Kathy Davey.   _____________________   A 6 month contract has been signed with Finish Line Feed to be the exclusive provider of shavings to Calder barns at a fixed...
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