Leroy Gessmann

Arizona Downs Announces Suspension Of Summer Racing Season

Arizona Downs has informed employees and horsemen that the racetrack’s summer season is being suspended due to ongoing issues in the battle for fair and equal access to out-of-state racing signals for its Off Track Betting system. Pending additional financing, the final live race days for the 2019 summer meet are Saturday and Sunday. “OTBs […]

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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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Leroy Gessmann Elected President Of National HBPA

The National HBPA Board of Directors elected Leroy Gessmann as president of North America’s largest horsemen’s association during the NHBPA’s Summer Convention held Aug. 6-9 in Denver. Gessmann is president of the Iowa HBPA and most recently served as First Vice President and Central Region Vice President for the National HBPA. Gessmann takes over for […]

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TVG, Prairie Meadows, Iowa HBPA team up to operate ADW

TVG announced Feb. 2  that it has reached agreement to operate a co-branded Advanced Deposit Wagering (ADW) system on behalf of Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and the Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (IA HBPA).  TVG and Prairie Meadows will extensively market each other’s products and services, including ADW and live racing conducted by […]

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