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Florida HBPA And Gulfstream Host Holiday Parties For Backstretch Families

The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) and Gulfstream Park played host to holiday parties at Gulfstream Park and Palm Meadows earlier this week, providing food and toys to more than 650 families. Workers at Gulfstream were invited to a holiday party on Monday while Palm Meadows workers were celebrated Tuesday. Along with dinner […]

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Bill Badgett Named Executive Director Of Florida HBPA

The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has tabbed veteran trainer and racing executive William ‘Billy’ Badgett to fill the groups vacant position of executive director. Badgett, 67, recently left his position as Vice President of racing at Gulfstream Park after a five year stint on the frontside following a long and distinguished career as […]

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Florida Thoroughbred Owners And Trainers Bedding Down Into Horse Shavings Business

Aside from the cost of hay and feed, one of the biggest expenses in horse care is usually bedding–the soft, wood shavings that line the inside of stalls to keep horses clean and comfortable. “With our membership of nearly 6,000 racehorse owners and trainers doing business in Florida, and a horse population of nearly 3,500 […]

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Expanded Voided Claim, Shockwave Rules Take Effect In Florida Thursday

The FHBPA Board of Directors approved an amended Voiding a Claim Rule at Gulfstream Park and Gulfstream Park West beginning with races on Thursday April 18, 2019. The previous rule involved fatalities on the track and horses that were vanned off. The new expanded rule allows a successful claimant to request the voiding of a […]

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Florida HBPA Sues State Regulators, Calder Race Course Over Jai Alai Permit

The same bureaucrats in Tallahassee, Fla., who define a “horse race” as two equines ambling down a dirt path at a snail’s pace have been sued by the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association for giving Calder Race Course a summer jai alai permit that will allow the Churchill Downs Inc.-owned track to stiff Thoroughbred […]

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Sept. 24 Hearing Date Set For Florida HBPA Lawsuit Challenging Calder’s Jai Alai Permit

An order was entered on Thursday that sets Sept. 24, 2018, as the hearing date for the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association’s lawsuit challenging the validity of the summer jai alai permit given to Calder in February of this year. The issue in the case, styled the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Inc. […]

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Gulfstream: Average Daily Handle Up 35 Percent In First Month Of Spring/Summer Meet

Gulfstream Park announced today it would begin its second phase of purse incentives Saturday, May 12 as its Spring/Summer Meet achieves record growth. Gulfstream’s average handle through the first month of the meet is $6.896 million, up 35 percent from last year when the average daily handle was $5.109 million. Despite racing four fewer days […]

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Screnci New Florida HBPA President After White Resigns From Board

Bill White, president of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association since March 2015, has resigned from the organization’s board of directors, Florida HBPA executive director Glen Berman confirmed on Thursday. White’s resignation from the board automatically ended his term as president. Owner director Stephen Screnci, an attorney who had been serving as the Florida […]

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Florida HBPA Announces Results Of Election To Board Of Directors

Chester Bishop and Kathy Davey received the highest number of votes among owner representatives, with Charles Simon and Ronald Spatz the leading vote-getters among seven trainers seeking election to the board of directors of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. Results were posted on the Florida HBPA website on Friday. Bishop (326 votes) and Davey […]

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