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By Kathy Davey   Next meeting: Thursday, November 7.   Approximately 30 people attended today’s meeting.   Paraphrasing Tim Ritvo’s opening remarks; The year round racing meet is going well.  We have learned a lot and still want to improve in all aspects of the game.  Our goal is to enhance the racing experience in...
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Kathy Davey, FHBPA Secretary   Next meeting: Thursday, October 24.   Approximately 28 people were in attendance at today’s meeting.   Horsemen’s Backstretch Committee meets every other Thursday; the members are: Leo Azpura, Joe Calascibetta, Phil Combest, Greg Griffiths, Barry Rose, Peter Walder.  Bring your concerns to them and they will meet with Tim for...
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PRESENT:   Calder- John Marshall, Mike Anifantis and Dr. Helena Carroll   FHBPA- Phil Combest, Kent Stirling, Bill White, Larry Bates, Gene Stevens, Ron Pellegrini and Phil Arnold   Secretary, Kathy Davey, was not present to take notes so that chore fell to me (Kent), and I’m sure these notes will not be as well written or...
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G. Herb Sheheane, FHBPA Lobbyist   October 3, 2013   The following memorandum is from Florida Senate President Don Gaetz on the October 2, 2013 release of the draft “Part 2” of the long-anticipated Spectrum Gaming Study:   “As you know, the House and Senate commissioned a two-part gambling impact study to lay the groundwork...
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By Phil Combest, FHBPA President   Some people out there would like to see Florida Horse Racing hang up our tack.  It’s TIME to show these special interests that Horsemen are NOT going to take it!   Horsemen–We MUST take an active role in the future of our industry. If you do business–ANY horse business–in...
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