Gulfstream Park on the night of Dec. 30 canceled a Quarter Horse race that it had scheduled for Dec. 31.
Gulfstream made that decision following a lengthy meeting with officials
of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, which
had vehemently opposed the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track’s plan to hold
what by most reports would have been the first Quarter Horse race in the
track’s 72-year history,
The Florida HBPA asked Gulfstream to not hold the New Year’s Eve
Quarter Horse race because its contract with Gulfstream does not permit
that track to hold any races other than for Thoroughbreds through Dec.
31, 2012. The now-cancelled race was not sanctioned by the Florida
Quarter Horse Racing Association nor by any affiliate of the American
Quarter Horse Racing Association.