Amanda Simmons Luby comments on judge’s ruling on equine racing

Media Mention

Amanda Simmons Luby, OrlandoAmanda Simmons Luby, a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen, was recently quoted in an article in the Florida Record.

An administrative judge dismissed a state regulator’s complaint that alleged some of the races held at Hamilton Downs in Jasper, Fla., don’t count. He determined the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering didn’t sufficiently prove those races should be nullified, so he had to dismiss the suit.

“It’s an unfortunate ruling, but I understand why the judge made the decision that he did,” said Luby. “Ultimately, the judge was upholding precedent on an extremely narrow issue – whether the ‘racetrack’ met the skeletal requirements for conducting a certain number of horse ‘races’ in that year.”

Read the full article here.


Amanda has worked in the horse industry for more than 20 years. She has developed a national reputation as an equine attorney, and represents nationally acclaimed and international clients in both litigation and transactional matters. Amanda is a member of the Florida Thoroughbred Owners’ and Breeders’ Association and was the Vice Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Equine Law Section in 2008-2009.

Practice Areas

Jump to Page

Shutts & Bowen, established in 1910, is a full-service business law firm with approximately 270 lawyers located in eight offices across Florida.

By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.