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Purse Increase A 10% across the board Purse increase will go into effect Saturday March 16th. Racing Dates No significant progress in talks between Calder and Gulfstream. Tim Ritvo reiterated GP’s commitment to run 2 days/week beginning July 1.  Running on Mondays and Tuesdays from April through June is still a possibility.  A firm decision...
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By Kent H. Stirling March 12, 2013   As the economy slowly pulls itself out of the recent recession, we have two race tracks just seven miles apart that appear to be going in different directions.  One track has spent a huge amount on advertising horse racing on billboards, magazines, radios, and on every local...
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March 12, 2013   By Kent H. Stirling   For this issue’s Medication Corner, we have a follow up article on Lasix and the Breeders Cup by Drs. Kimberly Brewer and Tom Tobin.  The original article was written by Dr. Brewer.  After that article, I have listed all the therapeutic medications that will no longer...
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FHBPA/Calder Race Course Meeting Summary Notes   Present:  John Marshall, Phil Combest, Barry Rose, Larry Pilotti, Larry Bates, Richard Root, Gene Stevens, David Fawkes, Ron Spatz, Kathy Davey   The Paddock Circle will be resurfaced with white sand, as it is currently, down the middle lane. A rodent extermination “experiment” is currently being conducted in...
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October 1, 2012   Chaplain Tom LaPointe and his Assistant Chaplain, Alberto Grimaldi, have been busy as usual keeping those who live and work on the backside entertained.  During the Calder meet , Chaplain Tom and his  His Place Ministry volunteers have put on several barbeques sponsored by the FHBPA.  Tom also gives out 700...
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