Fla. Wrong To Approve Barrel Race Gambling, Court Says

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 6:27 PM EST) -- A Florida appeals court on Friday said state regulators violated state policies when they authorized gambling at racetracks on a rodeo-style event known as barrel racing, affirming an administrative ruling finding the sport doesn't qualify as horse racing.

In a brief decision, the First District Court of Appeal said it agreed with a Division of Administrative Hearings judge who ruled that barrel racing is not covered under the definition of horse racing under the state's laws permitting pari-mutuel wagering — a type of gambling in which the...
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