An administrative law judge has postponed until February a hearing in a challenge to barrel racing at a new pari-mutuel facility in Gretna. The hearing was scheduled to start Tuesday, but Administrative Law Judge Cathy Sellers this week pushed the date back to Feb. 2. Barrel-racing opponents filed the case in November against the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The opponents, who support quarter-horse racing on more-traditional racetracks, contend that DBPR improperly allowed barrel racing. The Division of Administrative Hearings case is part of a flurry of legal action surrounding the Gretna facility’s decision to offer gambling on barrel racing. The 1st District Court of Appeal is scheduled to hear arguments Monday in another challenge to running barrel races.
Via The News Service of Florida.