Hialeah Park will open its third Quarter Horse racing meet Dec. 10,
and unlike its first two seasons it will include Thoroughbred
The Hialeah, Fla., track will show and
take bets on the full cards of neighboring Gulfstream Park and of nine
of the Thoroughbred tracks that Gulfstream imports. Under Florida law,
Hialeah during its current meet can take those Thoroughbred signals only
if it has an agreement with Gulfstream and with the Florida Horsemen’s
Benevolent and Protective Association.
The three parties signed the agreement
Dec. 2. None would provide details on the split of revenues on
simulcasts at Hialeah. Randy Soth, Hialeah’s general manager, and Kent
Stirling, executive director of the FHBPA, each said they felt that the
terms are favorable to Gulfstream and the FHBPA.