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Florida Passes Decoupling Bill

May 20, 2021:

On Wednesday (May 19), the Florida legislature passed a decoupling bill that did not include an exemption for harness racing in the state....read on

Finkelson Scholarship Applications Open

March 23, 2018:

Steven Wolf, president of the Florida chapter of the United States Harness Racing Writers Association (USHWA), has announced that the chapter is now accepting applications for its 2018 Allen J. Finkelson Scholarship Awards....read on

Florida Barrel Racing Issue Resurfaces

June 24, 2013:

The group United Florida Horsemen have issued a press release announcing that pari-mutuel regulators in the state have "rubber stamped" more "phony horse racing" at Gretna Racing in north Florida....read on

Ever Heard Of 'Trottingbred' Racing?

January 25, 2012:

Most people in the racing world are aware that standardbred, thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing is conducted in the state of Florida. Although, how many people were aware that 'trottingbred' races occur within the Sunshine State?...read on

FL Casino Bill Passes, But May Slow

January 11, 2012:

A controversial bill which would see a trio of mega casinos approved for South Florida was supported by a 7-3 committee vote in the state Senate this past Monday. Although, according to a report, even though the bill took a step forward, it may have actually taken a step back...read on

FSBOA Announces 2012 Stakes

January 3, 2012:

On Monday, January 2, the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association announced its 2012 stakes schedule for two and three-year-olds...read on

Poker Room Now Open At Gretna Centre

December 20, 2011:

The topic of pari-mutuel barrel racing in Florida has been one of the most disputed legal gaming issues in North America in 2011, and on Saturday, December 17 the northern Florida centre opened the doors of its poker room...read on

PM Barrel Racing Allowed To Proceed

December 13, 2011:

On Tuesday, December 13, the First District Court of Appeal ruled against the Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association's attempts to have pari-mutuel barrel racing at the Gretna facility cease...read on

Gaming Lawsuits Coming In Florida?

November 15, 2011:

Existing gaming operators in the state of Florida have let it be known that they will take to the courts in order to fight the recent issuing of gaming licenses in the state...read on

Report: Coleman To Race In Florida

September 19, 2011:

The 48th season of live harness racing in South Florida will open with an accomplished cast of excellent trainers and drivers, according to Pompano Park Director of Racing Operations John Yinger....read on

Stronach Looks To Ban Race-Day Meds

July 20, 2011:

Frank Stronach has asked Florida's pari-mutuel wagering director for help in implementing a proposed program which would get ride of all race-day medications for three-year-olds at Gulfstream Park...read on

Racehorse Crashes Pool Party

July 20, 2011:

With sweltering temperatures along North America's eastern seaboard, many are probably considering hopping the fence and taking a dip in the neighbour's pool. Although most of us hold ourselves back, one particular racehorse just couldn't help himself...read on

Fla. Dog Racing / Card Room Bill Advances

April 27, 2011:

According to a report, on Tuesday, April 26 a bill passed through the Florida House which would see card rooms in the state be able to operate without having to host programs of live greyhound racing...read on

Slots Without Racing In Florida?

March 20, 2011:

Two bills currently under review in Florida could drastically change the face of gambling in that state, and possibly in North America...read on

Christie To Set Online Gaming Precedent?

March 2, 2011:

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has until Thursday, March 3 to either veto or sign legislation which would make it legal for in-state casino operators to run online gaming websites for residents of the state -- also known as 'intra-state gambing.' All reports indicate that he is holding his cards close to his chest...read on


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