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‘Huge Step Forward’: Prairie Meadows Approved To Open Backside On June 1

According to the Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the Prairie Meadows Board of Directors held a board meeting on Friday which resulted in granting authority to the Executive Management of PMRC to open the racetrack to begin allowing for horses to come onto the backside beginning June 1. The June 1 date is still […]

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Delaware Park Seeks June 17 Opening, Reduced Meet Of 65 Days

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the dates for the upcoming 83rd season of live racing have been revised at Delaware Park. Opening Day has been pushed back three weeks to Wednesday, June 17, and the meet will now conclude on Saturday, Oct. 17. The 65-day meet, reduced by 20 days, is subject to approval by […]

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National HBPA Issues Best Practices Safety Guidelines For Spectator-Free Racing

The National HBPA — using effective policies in place at Gulfstream Park, Oaklawn Park, Tampa Bay Downs and in consultation with other authorities — has assembled a list of best practices to encourage the industry to get back up and running. The NHBPA and other entities are urging tracks and racing commissions to begin spectator-less […]

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COVID-19 Forces National HBPA To Cancel Annual Convention

The National HBPA has canceled its annual convention scheduled for March 24-28 in Hot Springs, AK, another casualty of the COVID-19 outbreak and the need for America to eliminate crowds of any size. “We are saddened to have to call off our conference,” said Eric Hamelback, chief executive officer of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent & […]

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National HBPA: More Than 600 Industry Stakeholders Show Support For Race-Day Lasix

A unified industry group believes banning Lasix will adversely impact the health and welfare of racehorses, as well as the strength of our industry. Today, a letter was released with more than 600 signatures in support of protecting Lasix as a choice for horsemen and veterinarians to administer on race day for the well-being of equine […]

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National HBPA, THA Issue Statement On Hollendorfer Ban: ‘We Do Not Intend To Stand Idly By’

Due process is a fundamental and accepted constitutional right in our country. In a government sanctioned and regulated industry, it is required. Every person in our industry who holds a license to participate is given a right to due process when their livelihood is threatened. We are an industry that operates according to rules and […]

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FBI Probe: Penn National Trainer Murray Rojas Sentenced To 27 Months In Federal Prison

Trainer Murray Rojas was sentenced on Monday to 27 months in federal prison on 14 felony counts of misbranding prescription drugs over a 13-year period from 2002-’14 at Penn National in Grantville, Pa. Rojas was convicted by a jury in June 2017 in United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, Pa. […]

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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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HBPA: Environmental Contamination In Racing Regulation

Ted Shults, a nationally recognized expert in forensic toxicology and law, says racing chemists and regulators face “self-inflicted injury” if their testing policies fail to recognize the existence of environmental contamination and inadvertent transfer of recreational and prescription medications to horses. “We would never do this on the human side,” said Shults, who works in […]

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