Monthly Archives: July 2011

Timothy Ritvo has been named President and General Manager of Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino.


The Stronach Group announced today that Timothy Ritvo has been named President and General Manager of Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino. Mr. Ritvo had served as Vice President of Gulfstream since October of 2010. “It’s an honor to work for … Continue reading

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Calder Casino & Race Course (“Calder”) officials have announced a 5-percent purse increase beginning with today’s racing


Calder Casino & Race Course (“Calder”) officials have announced a 5-percent purse increase beginning with today’s racing program. The increase is applied evenly to base overnight purses, excluding overnight stakes, Florida Owners Awards (FOAs), and maiden special weight races; the … Continue reading

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Calder Race Course to cancel nine days of live racing


Calder Race Course to cancel nine days of live racing Calder Race Course announced on Tuesday that it would cut nine days of live racing starting on July 25. The Miami Gardens track will cut live racing on Mondays for … Continue reading

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Gordon’s Resignation A Plus for Florida Racing


Gordon’s Resignation A Plus for Florida Racing Some schmuck with a computer and internet access wrote the following: (July 17, 2011) – Apparently there were several saddened members of the Florida HBPA board after it was announced that Sammy Gordon … Continue reading

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Sam Gordon Resigns from FHBPA


The entire Florida HBPA Board of Directors was shocked and saddened when they were read Sam Gordon’s letter of resignation at Thursday’s meeting. Mr. Gordon stated in his letter of resignation that he was retiring due to “personal reasons.” Sammy … Continue reading

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Revenue from gambling, lotteries rises in U.S. in ’10


Revenue from gambling, lotteries rises in U.S. in ’10 States collect $23.94 billion from games of chance in fiscal year 2010 BY CHRIS SIEROTY State revenues from lotteries, slot machines, table games and other gambling rose 2 percent in the … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania moves to ban simulcasting of greyhound racing


Pennsylvania moves to ban simulcasting of greyhound racing, Gov. Tom Corbett to sign bill while Florida might follow suit . Pennsylvania moves to ban simulcasting of greyhound racing, Gov. Tom Corbett to sign bill while Florida might follow suit Ever … Continue reading

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Three trainers were winless; several others appeared clueless.


At Evangeline July 2, the 12th was a maiden race with a $40,000 purse. This payoff included $25,000 in slot machine revenue. In this race, one horse was 0-10. One jockey was 3-107. You or I could go around 2-107. … Continue reading

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Neugent is gambling that a casino in Marathon


Monroe County Commissioner George Neugent is gambling that a casino in Marathon will rejuvenate the local economy and raise money for sewer construction. His plan is in the infant stages, but the four-term commissioner says he’s floated the idea of … Continue reading

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