Jim Freer

Articles by Jim Freer

Florida Court Denies Barrel Racing Ban Rehearing

A state appeals court has given Gretna Racing LLC another "no" in its bid to resume pari-mutuel barrel racing. Read More

Court Says Florida Barrel Racing License in Violation

A state appeals court upheld a ruling that the Florida DPMW violated a state rule-making process. Read More

Ruling Delayed on Florida Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing

Gretna Racing, LLC, is the first organization in the United States to hold pari-mutuel barrel racing meets. Read More

Florida Court Rejects Appeal Over Barrel Racing

The First District Court of Appeals refused to stop Florida's first pari-mutuel barrel racing meet. Read More

Florida Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Begins Amid Disputes

It is the first pari-mutuel barrel racing in Florida and probably in the country. Read More

Groups Seek to Halt Florida Barrel Race Meet

An emergency motion was filed Nov. 30 in an attempt to halt the state's first pari-mutuel barrel racing meet. Read More

Florida Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Set to Begin Dec. 1

Gretna Racing's Dec. 1 card will include 11 races in a head-to-head bracket format. Read More

Florida: Still Waiting on Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Rules

As Gretna Racing prepares for Florida's first pari-mutuel barrel racing meet, some issues remain unresolved. Read More

Second Group Applies for Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Approval

Hamilton Downs Horsetrack in Jasper, Fla., applied after Gretna Racing's application was approved in October. Read More

Community Vote Set on Slots for Florida Barrel Racers

The community will vote on if slot machines will be allowed at the first pari-mutuel barrel racing facility. Read More

County Set to Vote on Florida Barrel Racing

Voters will decide if slot machines at the facility where a pari-mutuel barrel racing meet will be held. Read More

Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing? Florida Officials to Decide

A Quarter Horse permit holder in Florida has asked the FDPMW for permission to host barrel races. Read More

Piroplasmosis: Calder Race Course Lifts Restrictions

Calder Casino & Race Course said Oct. 16 that it has lifted racing and training restrictions on horses stabled at the Racetrack Training Center, which is adjacent to Calder's stables. The 78 horses at that training center are Read More

Piroplasmosis Suspected in Calder Race Course Quarantine

Calder Casino & Race Course, in Miami Gardens, Fla., placed racing and training restrictions on horses in one of its barns and in an adjacent training center while those horses are being tested for a tick-borne blood disease that is non-con Read More

EHV-1: Florida Track Quarantines Fourth Barn

Calder Race Course Dec. 3 placed a fourth barn under quarantine after a track veterinarian determined that a horse in the barn was showing neurologic signs of illness consistent with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

Calder Race Course Reports EHV-1, Closed for Shippers

Officials at Calder Race Course Nov. 30 said a horse previously in its stable area has tested positive for equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) and that the track would not permit horses to ship into the facility for stabling or for a race for 14 Read More

Quarter Horses Arrive For Reopening of Hialeah Racetrack in Florida

  Quarter Horses began arriving at Hialeah Park in Florida on Nov. 12, and within several days they will begin training for the track's 40-day meet that will begin Nov. 28.

Meanwhile, City of Hialeah officials said they Read More