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May 2, 2013     For More Information, Please Contact:  Kent Stirling at (305) 625-4591—office or cell– (305) 216-1790   Following a year-long series of events that have directly violated its standing purse contract with the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA), Calder Casino and Race Course (Calder) management has rejected a proposal by...
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Present:  John Marshall, Mike Anifantis, Kent Stirling, Phil Combest, Barry Rose, Gene Stevens, Larry Bates, Kathy Davey, Tom Cannell, Bill White.   Financial   Handle for the week was generally up slightly, year over year.  Calder management believes we are off to a good start, especially considering the rainy weather and the fact that we...
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Present:  John Marshall, Mike Anifantis, Kent Stirling, Phil Combest, Barry Rose, Gene Stevens, Larry Pilotti, Larry Bates, Kathy Davey, Dave Fawkes, Bill White.   Opening Weekend   Handle  The opening weekend went well.  Saturday’s on-track numbers were up 1% over the prior year period, with in-state simulcasting up 34% and out-of state down slightly; Sunday’s...
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April 18, 2013   Good news is that it looks like we might prevail against the Barrel racing people.   We extended the Calder contract through the end of the month.   Four Race days a week at Calder through June 30.   No Mondays and Tuesdays at Gulfstream except one day, either June 25...
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Thursday, March 21, 2013   Racing Dates As reported last week, there is still no resolution or significant progress in talks between Calder and Gulfstream. Regarding the possibility of running Mondays and Tuesdays from April through June, there is still no definite decision from the State of Florida. Summer Meet Currently there are over 2000...
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