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Kathy Davey, FHBPA Secretary   Next meeting: Thursday, October 24.   Approximately 28 people were in attendance at today’s meeting.   Horsemen’s Backstretch Committee meets every other Thursday; the members are: Leo Azpura, Joe Calascibetta, Phil Combest, Greg Griffiths, Barry Rose, Peter Walder.  Bring your concerns to them and they will meet with Tim for...
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PRESENT:   Calder- John Marshall, Mike Anifantis and Dr. Helena Carroll   FHBPA- Phil Combest, Kent Stirling, Bill White, Larry Bates, Gene Stevens, Ron Pellegrini and Phil Arnold   Secretary, Kathy Davey, was not present to take notes so that chore fell to me (Kent), and I’m sure these notes will not be as well written or...
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G. Herb Sheheane, FHBPA Lobbyist   October 3, 2013   The following memorandum is from Florida Senate President Don Gaetz on the October 2, 2013 release of the draft “Part 2” of the long-anticipated Spectrum Gaming Study:   “As you know, the House and Senate commissioned a two-part gambling impact study to lay the groundwork...
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By Phil Combest, FHBPA President   Some people out there would like to see Florida Horse Racing hang up our tack.  It’s TIME to show these special interests that Horsemen are NOT going to take it!   Horsemen–We MUST take an active role in the future of our industry. If you do business–ANY horse business–in...
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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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