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As you’ve probably heard by now, the FHBPA and Calder signed a purse contract last Friday afternoon.  There was no interruption in the simulcast signal.   The contract extends through December 31, 2013.  With the state of unrest in South Florida racing at the moment, both sides felt a shorter term contract was in order. ...
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Gulfstream Park opened its summer meet July 1st with an 8 race card that had total handle of $2.5 million, topping all but one of Calder’s first 50 race days.  That one day at Calder was Belmont day when Calder had total handle of $2.6 million on 12 races with four stakes races on the...
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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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