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Florida Horsemen launch new website to oppose decoupling

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Florida racehorse owners are facing what could become an industry game changer as lawmakers consider “decoupling” horse racing to allow card rooms or slot machines. Decoupling removes Florida’s requirement that pari-mutuel facilities must offer live horse racing, dog racing or jai alai games to allow card rooms and/or slot machines. Many major media outlets are reporting that decoupling is “done deal” in the Florida Legislature, while racehorse owners, trainers and breeders say they oppose the plan in any form. The Florida…

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