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Lee: Florida Decoupling Postponed

March 1, 2016:

Published media reports that have come out of Florida on Tuesday (March 1) have cited the state’s Senate Appropriations Chair, Tom Lee, as saying that the massive state gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe that would allow the majority of Florida racetracks to offer gaming without having to offer pari-mutuel horse racing is being postponed....read on

FL Committee Passes Decoupling Bill

February 18, 2016:

On Wednesday, February 18, a Florida Senate committee passed SB7072, a piece of legislation related to the state gaming compact that, among other things, calls for ‘decoupling,’ which would allow the majority of Florida racetracks to offer gaming without having to offer pari-mutuel horse racing....read on

Florida Horsepeople Reiterate Stance

February 4, 2016:

In the wake of news today that the Florida House Regulatory Affairs Committee would be drafting a bill for ‘partial decoupling,’ Florida's racehorse owners, trainers and breeders vehemently restated their opposition to decoupling in any form....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

Florida Fights For Survival

February 5, 2013:

Speaking to the Florida Senate Gaming Committee On Monday on behalf of Florida’s Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred and Standardbred industries, Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association President Dr. Steve Fisch, explained that “Florida would hear a giant sucking sound” if the State were to lose the widespread economic impact of its $2.2 billion horse racing industry....read on

More Oppose Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing

October 17, 2011:

The National Barrel Horse Association has announced via release that it has joined 40,000 members of United Florida Horsemen in opposition to the pari-mutuel barrel racing application submitted by the Gretna North Florida Horsemen’s Association...read on


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