JC Newman

December 19, 2012

Oliva Cigar Company proud sponsor of the historic Hialeah Park launch meet with Media/VIP's‏

(Miami, Florida) December 18, 2012  -Historic Hialeah Park set the stage for racing to begin Saturday, December 15, 2012 and continue every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through February 17, 2013. Fans will have the opportunity to enjoy American Quarter Horse racing in what has long been considered “the world’s most beautiful race course.” This season also coincides with Phase 1 of Hialeah Park’s expansion, with construction of the casino, set to open in summer 2013, well under way. Oliva Cigar Company was a proud sponsor of one of South Florida’s gems.

Hialeah Park Creative Director Frank Fiore being interviewed

The Oliva Cigar Company jumped at the chance to sponsor the VIP/Media reception. The race track is not only a South Florida classic but also has an interesting connection to Cuba. The iconic flamingos which are a staple of the track since its opening were brought in from Cuba back in 1933.  

President of Hialeah Park John Brunetti JR. , Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez,
Hialeah Park owner John Brunetti Sr., and Director of gaming Steve Calabro

The venue hosted a kickoff reception for media and influencers this past Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 6:30-9:00PM featuring Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez. This fabulous event included a cocktail reception and Q&A, and served to jumpstart the racing season as well as showcase the new happenings at Hialeah Park. Opened in 1921, Hialeah Park is considered an iconic venue which for years was “the” race track for horse racing enthusiasts. The park’s design was inspired by landmarks all over the world, including Longchamp in Paris and the casinos of Monte Carlo. Hialeah Park is now undergoing a re-birth under the leadership of John J. Brunetti, Sr. and the Brunetti family, owners of Hialeah Park since 1977. The Brunettis and their management team are determined to bring Hialeah Park back to its days of glory, when notables such as Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, and Frank Sinatra graced its gorgeous walkways.  Phase 1 of the multi-phase build out project includes The Casino at Hialeah Park, featuring 870 slots, 21 poker tables, and various food, beverage and entertainment locations. It will also feature a multi-million dollar landscape design by world renowned landscape architect Raymond Jungles.

 Oliva Cigar Company Director of Marketing, John Conroy 
with Gabriel Pineres of Creativas Group PR and two models
Oliva Cigar Company was in full swing at the event as guests smoked Oliva Serie V cigars while sipping on cocktails sponsored by Diplomatico Rum. Oliva Cigar Company was acknowledged as a strong pillar of the community as Mayor Hernandez took to the microphone. Oliva’s Director of Marketing John Conroy represented Oliva as he educated guests on the quality and craftsmanship that goes into making Oliva’s premium cigars.


Hialeah Park is not only a race track but considered a mecca among horse enthusiasts. Jose Oliva was proud to have his company be part of the re-birth of one of the most storied sporting venues in the United States. 


For more information on Hialeah Park please visit www.hialeahparkracing.com and www.hialeahnowandforever.com  as well as on Facebook and Twitter under Hialeah Park.

Hialeah Park is located at 2200 East 4th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33010.

Call 305-885-8000 for further information.

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