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August 16, 2013   Update from Tim Ritvo, President of Gulfstream Park (GP)   The purpose of these biweekly open meetings is to share information, ideas, and marketing strategies; and to get input from horsemen on current issues on the back side and in racing.  Tim appreciates the strong attendance and our patience as we...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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