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FSBOA gets contract extension for racing at Pompano

February 07, 2020

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While a lawsuit challenging Eldorado Resorts' plan to play host to jai alai at its Pompano Beach, Fla., racetrack, and eliminate harness racing, is in the hands of a judge, the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA)  has secured a one-year extension of its contract with Eldorado. That means harness racing will continue at the track through 2021.
"We're still rolling on the lawsuit; we've heard nothing from the judge," said Dein Spriggs, president of the FSBOA. "We don't see that as anything negative. There is another case ongoing, involving Calder and a jai alai license; the two lawsuits have some similarities. So we think our lawsuit is taking more time because of that."
Eldorado Resorts has submitted extensive plans for redevelopment of the Pompano Park property to the city of Pompano Beach, and the artist's renderings show no oval for horse racing. Eldorado was given a jai alai permit by Florida racing regulators, but the FSBOA is questioning the legality of the permit.
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