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Donna Brothers To Give Keynote Address At National HBPA Convention

Donna Barton Brothers — the accomplished jockey who has become even more prominent as an award-winning racing analyst for NBC Sports, advocate for responsible equine welfare and author — will be the keynote speaker at the National HBPA’s annual convention in March. “Donna is exactly the type of inspirational keynote speaker we seek for the […]

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Upcoming HBPA Convention: ‘Finding Ways For Horse Racing To Do Things Better’

Finding ways for horse racing to do things better is the overarching theme of the National HBPA Convention March 12-16 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla. That also is the mission of the new Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, a horse-racing think tank whose representatives form the March 13 keynote panel at the annual convention staged […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Panel To Headline 2019 HBPA Convention

In an effort to continue supporting and promoting Thoroughbred racing and the encompassing industry, the keynote address at the National HBPA’s annual convention in March of 2019 will be a panel of representatives from the recently established Thoroughbred Idea Foundation. The non-profit Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) was formed earlier this year to create an active forum for […]

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HBPA Panel: Aftercare Not Only ‘Right Thing To Do,’ But Positive Marketing

Taking care of retired racehorses not only is the ethical thing to do but is good marketing, a panel Thursday told the audience at the National HBPA Convention at the Astor Crowne Plaza. “We want to show the public that our industry cares for our horses,” said Jessica Hammond, program administrator for Beyond the Wire, Maryland Thoroughbred […]

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HBPA Convention: Panelists Say Racing Must Prepare For, Embrace Sports Betting

To appreciate how public opinion on sports betting has changed in recent years, consider that the National Football League went from banning Las Vegas commercials on the Super Bowl broadcast to relocating a team there. While the NFL still opposes sports betting, the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball now favor legalizing wagering on […]

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National HBPA Convention Topics Include Sports Betting, Aftercare

Sports betting and its possible effects on horse racing. Stemming the dearth of backside employees. Horses’ inadvertent exposure to recreational and prescription medications. Needing solutions, not just funding, for Thoroughbred aftercare. Where the trainer absolute-insurer rule stands. Horsemen as citizen marketers. Those are among the discussions taking center stage at the National HBPA Convention, March 13-17 at […]

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KY Downs’ Johnsen To Be Keynote Speaker At National HBPA Convention

Corey Johnsen, president and part-owner of Kentucky Downs, will give the keynote address at the National HBPA’s 2017 convention March 8-11 at Las Vegas’ South Point Hotel and Casino. Johnsen heads the management team that has taken Kentucky Downs from novelty to industry leader, offering some of the most lucrative purses in America during its […]

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