Hialeah Park Sues Horse Racing Group Over Purse Handling

Law360, Miami (December 3, 2013, 7:18 PM EST) -- Miami's Hialeah Park has filed suit in Florida court against Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association Inc., claiming the nonprofit breached multiyear agreements concerning the handling of $26.4 million of purse money, including a Horsemen's Fund intended to make benevolent distributions to participants.

South Florida Racing Association LLC, which holds Hialeah Park's pari-mutuel permit to hold quarter-horse racing and wagering at the historic Miami racetrack, claims FQHRA has “wrongfully taken” about $500,000 from purse funds it paid out that should have gone to a Horsemen's Fund as...
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