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After meeting with Calder management on July 3, there are four ways Calder will consider allowing a horse to race at Gulfstream and then allow them to return to their stall at Calder.  All require advance permission of Mike Anifantis.  All will be considered on a case by case basis.   1)       If a race in the...
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By Kent H. Stirling   May 28, 2013   Every year, as the self-proclaimed Czar of Winter Simulcasting, I track the amount of interstate wagering on each track’s simulcast signal.  I then take this number and divide it by the number of races that were run in order to generate these wagering numbers.  This gives...
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May 28, 2013   While tracks around the country, including one seven miles away, show declines in handle almost every year, Gulfstream continues to buck the national trend.  Gulfstream probably advertises their racing product as much as any track in America.  You can’t drive down the highways in South Florida without seeing numerous Gulfstream billboards,...
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May 28, 2013   Clenbuterol is an excellent respiratory medication, and one that is very widely used and highly valued in the race horse.  Unfortunately, when anabolic steroids were banned a few years ago one of Clenbuterol’s other properties came to the fore.  This would be so called “partitioning” action of Clenbuterol, or its ability...
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Present:  Calder – John Marshall, Mike Anifantis, Jason Stoess; FHBPA – Kent Stirling, Phil Combest, Barry Rose, Larry Pilotti, Kathy Davey, Dave Fawkes, Bill White, Gene Stevens, Tom Cannell, Teresa Palmer   Update from John Marshall   An all-day meeting took place this week in Maryland between representatives from Calder and Gulfstream.  Details from the...
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