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At least two races will be written for Lasix-free maiden 2-year-olds, Gulfstream Park General Manager P.J. Campo told Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association President Bill White this week.  Dates and other information on the groundbreaking events will be published in the next Gulfstream Park Condition Book, due July 1, 2015. “The incentive to run...
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  American Pharaoh, who on June 5, 2015 became the first horse to win Thoroughbred racing’s coveted and illusive Triple Crown in 37 years, spent his early training time at Florida’s McKathan Brothers Training Center near Ocala, it was noted by the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) after the colt’s acclaimed victory in the 148th running of...
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Florida Governor Rick Scott signed HB 239 relating to Medication and Testing of Racing Animals today, June 2, 2015.  Effective July 1, 2015, the bill will dramatically change Chapter 550.2415, Florida Statutes, which has governed the use of Florida Thoroughbred race-day medication for more than 25 years. The product of strong advocacy by the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Florida Thoroughbred...
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  Not yet 30 – but riding since age 12 – with a face that could pass as a teenager and a 9 to 5 smile, five foot, 113 pound Paco Lopez is becoming an elite jockey on the racing circuit and hard to beat at Monmouth Park, the Two River Times reports. In his...
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THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Dara Kam reported:   “In what could be a game changer in Florida’s gambling arena, an appeals court (May 29, 2015) ordered state regulators to allow slot machines at a Gadsden County racetrack . . . “ The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is disappointed that the First District Court of Appeal...
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