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Hialeah Will Take Thoroughbred Simulcasts

Hialeah Park will open its third Quarter Horse racing meet Dec. 10, and unlike its first two seasons it will include Thoroughbred simulcasts.

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.

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