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Eric Hamelback, CEO of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association
Legal Defense Fund Created By National HBPA Supporting Indicted Penn National Trainer

A recently formed non-profit association affiliated with the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is helping fund the legal defense of trainer Murray Rojas, who has been charged with multiple counts of wire fraud and criminal conspiracy in a long-running federal investigation of horsemen and racing officials at Penn National racetrack in Grantville, Pa. Articles […]

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A tornado tore a roof off one of the barns at Will Rogers Downs
Will Rogers Downs: Recent Tornado Damage Highlights Importance Of NHBPA’s Disaster Coverage

The recent tornado damage to the barn area at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Okla., illustrates the benefit for racetracks and training centers to participate in the National HBPA’s fire and disaster insurance policy. Because of its size, the umbrella policy allows racing and training facilities to acquire the coverage at an affordable rate as […]

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Arthur B. Hancock III, owner of Stone Farm in Paris, Ky.
Hancock: A Proud ‘Elitist,’ And In Good Company

I was a bit puzzled when at a recent HBPA conference a radio host by the name of Stephen Byk referred to those of us who are trying to clean up our sport and protect our horses as “elitists.” I have been fighting this battle against the liberal use of drugs in horse racing for […]

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Eric Hamelback, CEO of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association
HBPA Told To Fight Back Against ‘Elitists’ In ‘Environment Of Poison’

Eric Hamelback likes to focus on the positive in horse racing. Running his first winter convention as chief executive officer of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the former general manager of Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs in Kentucky put together several panels on Thursday’s opening day designed to give HBPA members reassurance that the […]

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NHBPA Stands Firm In Opposition To USADA Involvement

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association issued the following statement on Tuesday in response to Sunday’s Jockey Club Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing, held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in which several speakers expressed their support for H.R. 3084. The proposed legislation would create a private, non-governmental organization, in affiliation with the United […]

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Rep. Andy Barr (left) and Rep. Paul Tonko
‘Common Sense Legislation’: Barr, Tonko Introduce Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), the co-chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, today introduced the bipartisan Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.  Under existing law, the American thoroughbred horseracing industry labors under a diverse patchwork of conflicting and inconsistent rules governing medication policies and practices across 38 different racing jurisdictions. This […]

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NHBPA Accepting Resumes For Open CEO Position

As previously reported, Philip Hanrahan has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association effective February 15th. Hanrahan has served as CEO since 2011. NHBPA President, Robin Richards, stated, “While Phil will be hard to replace, we look forward to a robust process to find a suitable replacement. We […]

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NHBPA Concludes ‘Successful’ Winter Convention

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA) on Sunday brought down the curtain on its winter convention after conducting a wide variety of forums and expanding its membership to include the Wyoming HBPA. The four-day event, hosted by the Arizona HBPA, was held at the Carefree Resort near Phoenix. In addition to the educational […]

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Agenda Set for National HBPA’s Winter Convention

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA) will hold its Winter Convention in Carefree, AZ at the Carefree Resort & Conference Center from Wednesday February 4th to Sunday February 8th with the Arizona HBPA as the host affiliate. Scheduled on the agenda are multiple panels that will be of interest to NHBPA convention attendees […]

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Phil Hanrahan, CEO of the National HBPA
NHBPA’s Hanrahan Will Step Down in February

Philip Hanrahan, Chief Executive Officer of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (NHBPA), will step down mid February 2015, after the conclusion of the NHBPA Winter Convention in Carefree, Arizona. “Phil has been an invaluable asset to the National HBPA” said Robin Richards, President of the organization. “He has always demonstrated a willingness to […]

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