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Present:  John Marshall, Mike Anifantis, Kent Stirling, Phil Combest, Barry Rose, Gene Stevens, Larry Pilotti, Larry Bates, Kathy Davey, Dave Fawkes, Bill White.   Opening Weekend   Handle  The opening weekend went well.  Saturday’s on-track numbers were up 1% over the prior year period, with in-state simulcasting up 34% and out-of state down slightly; Sunday’s...
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April 18, 2013   Good news is that it looks like we might prevail against the Barrel racing people.   We extended the Calder contract through the end of the month.   Four Race days a week at Calder through June 30.   No Mondays and Tuesdays at Gulfstream except one day, either June 25...
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Thursday, March 21, 2013   Racing Dates As reported last week, there is still no resolution or significant progress in talks between Calder and Gulfstream. Regarding the possibility of running Mondays and Tuesdays from April through June, there is still no definite decision from the State of Florida. Summer Meet Currently there are over 2000...
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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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