01/13/2006 1:00AM

Gulfstream drops $10 fee


In response to complaints from customers and horsemen, Gulfstream Park announced Friday that admission to both rooms on the first floor of the clubhouse, which had been $10 since the meet opened on Jan. 4, would be free to the public through the rest of January. The new policy was to become effective on Saturday.

Before a press gathering last weekend, Frank Stronach, chairman of the track's owner, Magna Entertainment Corp., had said, "As things unfold we'll listen to complaints or wishes and we'll adjust to them."

While admission to the first floor will be free, the price on regular carrel seats in both rooms remains $5, and carrel seats with personal betting machines and televisions still cost $10.