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Get ready for a fantastic, FREE day-long educational horse racing industry event packed with celebrity guests LIVE from Keeneland via Webcast!  To view the agenda, click HERE! To register, click HERE! The sixth annual Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, will be streamed live in its entirety at grayson-jockeyclub.org/WelfareSafety/default.asp?section=48. ...
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The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering published proposed rules partially relating to horse racing today, June 30, 2015.  The proposed Rules appear to be revised from a similar set originally published two years ago, following the May 2013 rulings on “pari-mutuel barrel racing.” To view the two sets of proposed Rules, click here and here....
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FHBPA President Bill White Notes “Live Racing Days are the Business Driver” What “Made in Florida” product generates $23.5 million in four days from just 591 “units of sale?” Florida Thoroughbred racehorses.  Surprised?  If you’re a horseman, probably not.  But to others, it’s an eye-opener to what horse racing really means to Florida’s economy. “The...
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On July 1, 2015 various provisions of Florida House Bill 239 relating to medication and testing of racing animals becomes law. This bill was signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott early this month after passing the House of Representatives 112-0 and the Senate 40-0.  The passage of this bill now puts Florida, once nationally called...
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The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering issued the following notice and hyperlink to a letter from its new Director, John Zachem: To All Interested Parties: A Letter dated June 23, 2015 from Jonathan R. Zachem, Director, Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, contains the following information: During the 2015 Legislative Session, House Bill (HB) 239 ‘‘Medication & Testing...
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