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No Lasix No Problem? Kentucky Legislative Panel Says New Rule Is ‘Deficient’

The Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association in a press release distributed on Wednesday said the Kentucky legislature’s Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee on Tuesday voted that regulation adopted in March by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to permit “Lasix-free” races is deficient. A spokesperson for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said the vote means the committee […]

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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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HBPA Foundation Assisting Injured Assiniboia Jockey Selman

The National HBPA Foundation will be joining many others in providing assistance to jockey Alyssa Selman. Support will go towards a fund set up to assist Alyssa and her family with medical bills following her racing accident.  The incident occurred on June 27 at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Manitoba HBPA will facilitate […]

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National HBPA Addresses Proposed Anti-Doping Legislation

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) released the following statement Friday after it was announced that Congressman Paul Tonko was introducing national legislation that would allow the United States Anti-Doping Agency to regulate medication rules and drug testing in horse racing: The National HBPA, on behalf of its affiliates and 30,000 members, would […]

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Hamelback Appointed New CEO Of National HBPA

The National HBPA has announced the appointment of Eric Hamelback as their new CEO. Eric will assume responsibilities on April 20, 2015 and will succeed Phil Hanrahan, who stepped down earlier this year. Hamelback has most recently been the General Manager for Adena Springs, KY. He was with the Adena Springs team covering 14 of […]

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North American Association Of Racetrack Veterinarians Incorporates In KY

The members of the North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians (NAARV) are pleased to announce their recent incorporation in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. NAARV members are counted from Maine to California, Canada to Florida, and have organized for a common goal: Advancing the health and welfare of the racehorse through evidence based veterinary medicine, expanding […]

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NHBPA Concludes ‘Successful’ Winter Convention

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA) on Sunday brought down the curtain on its winter convention after conducting a wide variety of forums and expanding its membership to include the Wyoming HBPA. The four-day event, hosted by the Arizona HBPA, was held at the Carefree Resort near Phoenix. In addition to the educational […]

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Agenda Set for National HBPA’s Winter Convention

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA) will hold its Winter Convention in Carefree, AZ at the Carefree Resort & Conference Center from Wednesday February 4th to Sunday February 8th with the Arizona HBPA as the host affiliate. Scheduled on the agenda are multiple panels that will be of interest to NHBPA convention attendees […]

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National, Kentucky HBPAs Aid Carwood After Fire

The National HBPA Foundation, along with the Kentucky HBPA, presented trainer Gerry Carwood with a check for $7,000 in emergency assistance aid in the paddock at Keeneland Race Course on May 22. On Friday, May 9, eight Thoroughbreds were killed when a barn leased by Carwood and located across the street from Keeneland’s barn area […]

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Virginia Dates Battle Raises Legality Questions

The immediate future of racing in Virginia, the birthplace of Secretariat, continues to be in doubt as Colonial Downs ended talks with the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association last month. The Virginia Racing Commission has since ordered the track and the horsemen to come to an agreement in hopes of salvaging this year’s racing […]

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