07/18/2013 4:00PM

Calder: Horsemen threaten to block track's export of simulcast signal


The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association intends to withdraw its consent for Calder Race Course to export its own signal to out-of-state sites if the two sides do not agree on a purse contract by July 25, the executive director of the FHBPA said Thursday.

The FHBPA had previously said that it would withdraw consent for the import of simulcast signals if the agreement had not been reached by that date. But Kent Stirling said Thursday that the FHBPA also would bar the export of the signal as well, a maneuver that would cost both sides a far more significant amount of revenue.

Negotiations on the purse agreement have been bogged down by several issues, including stabling and shipping provisions. Calder has been racing since early April without a purse contract with horsemen.

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CDI runs one good week of racing which is Derby Week. Other than that, they are a complete joke and waste of time.
mikey More than 1 year ago
CHRUCHILL is nothing but Turfway with roses.2 or 3 good cards during the meet and no more.
mikey More than 1 year ago
Florida needs racing in the summer like the big A needs winter racing.The horsemen are as greedy as the tracks.They deserve each other.They would rob the other given the chance.How can anybody care about Calder or Gulfstream with Saratoga,Del Mar running.Hard to figure what is weaker the horses or the jockeys.
Patrick More than 1 year ago
Herer we go again. CDI should just crawl back to Louisville and sell off their othe tracks (FG, AP And Calder)