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October 1, 2012   The Claiming Crown is a joint venture between the National HBPA and TOBA that was actually a product of a conversation between then National HBPA President, Bill Walmsley and TOBA President, Drew Couto, that took place after a Jockey Club Round Table meeting in the mid-nineties.  It was thought the races...
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Present: Mike Anifantis, Larry Bates, Joe Calascibetta, Phil Combest, Kathy Davey, Dr. Patty Marquis, John Marshall, Larry Pilotti, Richard Root, Barry Rose, Gene Stevens, Kent Stirling   Glass Bottles – Glass beverage containers, many of them broken, have been littered around the backside area lately. Besides the fact that littering is “not okay,” this glass...
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July 2, 2012   The final hearing on whether the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering allowed “pari-mutuel barrel racing” as a new gambling product in Florida without enabling legislation, regulatory hearings or public input will be extended by two days, scheduled to resume August 22, 2012.   Originally scheduled for only three days in April...
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May 21, 2012 The Florida HBPA had its annual election on March 15th at which time five Directors were elected to the 15-person Board, to serve three year terms.  Incumbent, Teresa Palmer was elected to another term as an owner.  New owners elected to the Board were Celia Fawkes and Karla Wolfson.  Returning to the...
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May 21, 2012   Gulfstream Park recently concluded their most successful race meet ever from a horsemen’s prospective.  Overnight purses paid during the 87 day meet just missed hitting the $300,000 per day level with actual total overnights paid at $299,991. Last year during a 79 day meet, average paid overnights were $274,547.  Total daily...
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