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Present/Calder:       Ron Peligrini, John Marshall, Mike Anifantis Present/FHBPA:      Phil Combest, Barry Rose, Gene Stevens, Kent Stirling, Juan Arias   Austin Miller promoted to CDI Gaming head and will remain at Calder until at least November.   Path to the swimming pool next door was found to be rocky, we asked Marshall to see what could do to have it cleaned up.   Calder is cleaning the barns for the new horsemen who will...
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Kathy Davey   Present:  Calder – John Marshall, Mike Anifantis; FHBPA – Kent Stirling, Phil Combest, Barry Rose, Larry Bates, Kathy Davey, Gene Stevens; Guest – Milt Wolfson.   John suggested that a small committee of owners and trainers based at Calder be present at future Friday meetings, since some of the current Friday meeting FHBPA participants are now stabled at Gulfstream. This will be discussed further by the board.   John discussed several initiatives...
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Kathy Davey   Update from Tim Ritvo, President of Gulfstream Park (GP)   These meetings will be held every other Thursday at 10:30am in the horsemen’s lounge.  All interested parties are welcome to attend.   Gulfstream’s goal is to bring South Florida racing to a better place year-round.  Marketing is a very important part of this; $700,000 has been put into marketing this summer meet.   We recognize the importance of growing a solid 2-year-old...
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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.  If the conflict between Calder and Gulfstream does not resolve itself by the Fall, the FHBPA contract committee will begin...
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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 card.  Calder, for reasons known only to them, opted to not race on July 4th, but Gulfstream did and ran...
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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 Calder Condition Book does not go and is brought back as an extra race and does not go, then that...
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