Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Barbaro's Full Brother Nicanor Entered at Gulfstream

Nicanor, a 3 year old full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, is training at Palm Meadows and expected to debut his racing career this weekend at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale.

The colt is entered in Saturday's eighth race (Jan 31st): a Maiden Special Weight going one mile on the dirt. Alternatively, if scratched Saturday, trainer Michael Matz is considering a race on the turf course the following weekend. Nicanor will be ridden by Edgar Prado.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Poker News January 2009

Promos, Special Tournaments, Food & Drink Specials

Here's a look at some of the promotions and more notable tournaments for January. We'll update as additional news becomes available.

Win a 2009 WSOP Package (Dos Bullets Charity Event) - Play in the charity poker tournament at Congregation Kol Tikvah (Parkland, FL) for a chance to win an all-inclusive package to the 2009 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas this summer. The event takes place on January 24th (check in at 6pm). Pre-registration is $180. Click for more information.

The Main Event Poker Tournaments (Seminole Hard Rock) - Three tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $350 to $1100. The $350 tournament starts at noon on January 12th. Play the $575 tournament at noon on January 14th. And the two day $1100 event begins January 17th at 11am. Satellites are held the day before.

Special Guaranteed Tournaments (Seminole Hard Rock) - $15k guaranteed on Jan 13 & 27th ($150 buy-in). $25k guaranteed on Jan 5 & 19th ($300 buy in). $30k guaranteed on Jan 9 & 23rd ($150 buy in).

Big Slick Tournament (Seminole Hard Rock) - The monthly event is scheduled for January 31st at 11am ($1100 buy-in). Satellite available on January 30th ($150 buy-in).

$10 Off Any Tournament Entry (Seminole Hard Rock) - Simply sign up for the Hard Rock's promotions and events email newsletter (click here), then print out the coupon you receive and take it to the poker room.

Cash for Play (Dania) - Earn cash based on hours played at any non-tournament game throughout January. For example, 25 hours of play will get you $59 back, up to $409 for 200 hours of play.

High Heels Poker Tour (Dania) - The ladies only tournament is on January 17th (4pm) with a $100 buy-in.

Food and Drink Specials (Dania) - Dania offers complimentary house beverages while playing. $1 beer, dogs and sodas on Saturday. Happy hour 5-6PM daily. Complimentary sandwich from 1 to 3 PM Mon-Fri. Coffee and sweets served at 3PM to all players. 99 cents Wednesdays (hot dog & fries, 3 wings, 20 oz Coke fountain drinks, 16 oz draft beer, frozen drinks, and soft serve cone).

$500 High Hand Awards (Flagler) - The Magic City Poker Room awards $500 to the high hand every Friday and Saturday night from midnight until closing. Plus, every other player at the table wins $25.

$25,000 Giveaway (Flagler) - All high hand award winners for the month will be entered in a drawing for $5,000 on January 31st. There will be 5 winners.

2009 Isle Poker Classic (Pompano) - The annual tournament gets underway January 1st with a preliminary event ($550 buy-in) and then the multi-day Championship Event ($900). Satellites ($60) are available on Thursdays and Sundays at 1:00PM.