Glen Berman

FTBOA, OBS Join Florida HBPA In Fight To Block Calder’s Horse Racing To Jai-Alai Swap

Florida’s Thoroughbred racehorse owners and trainers—members of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (“FHBPA”)—noted a Florida Administrative Court’s approval for two key horse racing industry organizations to join their ongoing fight against Calder Casino and Race Course’s (“Calder’s”) so-called pari-mutuel “permit swap.” In an Order issued May 7, 2019, Judge Darren A. Schwartz cleared the way for […]

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As Florida Lawmakers Race To Pass Gambling Bill, Churchill Downs And Calder Look Toward Jai Alai

With the clock ticking down to Friday’s conclusion of the 2018 legislative session in Florida, lawmakers are scrambling to pass a wide-ranging gambling bill. Nothing new there, since legislators have been working unsuccessfully on gambling bills for several years. What makes 2018 different is a constitutional amendment that will be on the general ballot this […]

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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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Sophomore Races Cut From Florida Sire Stakes Series

A total of six races for 3-year-olds, nominated progeny of stallions registered with the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association, have been cancelled in 2017 due to a funding dispute. The six 2-year-old races will go on as scheduled, reports, but disagreements between the FTBOA and the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the former having […]

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Vitali Among 11 Owners, Trainers Nominated For Florida HBPA Board Of Directors Election

Four owners and seven trainers – including one trainer whose entries currently are not being accepted by Gulfstream Park or Tampa Bay Downs –  were nominated earlier this month to run for the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association board of directors. The four owners nominated for two open positions (plus one alternate spot) are: […]

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After Spike In Violations, Florida HBPA Seeking ‘Fix’ Of New Medication Rules

Twenty-one of the 50 trainers with the most starts at the 2015-16 Gulfstream Park championship meeting were served with administrative complaints for medication violations since new regulations went into effect in January. The new regulations for therapeutic medications, signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott in June 2015, follow the drug schedule, threshold levels and withdrawal […]

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Bill White Re-Elected President of Florida HBPA

Re-elected on March 24, 2016, to a second term as president of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association was William P. “Bill” White, who led the organization this past year to defeat what would have been a major overhaul of state pari-mutuel statutes to the detriment of Florida horse racing and breeding operations. With […]

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Berman To Take Over As Executive Director Of Florida HBPA

Glen Berman will take the helm of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHPBA) as Executive Director on February 15, 2016, the organization announced today. Berman, a practicing attorney and registered pharmacist, has held the position of Executive Director and General Counsel for the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (ITHA) since 2009. Reporting to the […]

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Illinois Horsemen, Arlington Park Reach Contract Agreement

Following an all-day mediation session Monday, the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Arlington International Racecourse reached a contract agreement for the 2015 season. The new contract will run through April 22, 2016, and details will be forthcoming. The ITHA would like to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts put forth by its Executive Committee of President Mike […]

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