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National HBPA on Stronach Measures: ‘The Devil Is in the Details’

The National HBPA supports various aspects of the Stronach Group’s integrity initiatives while at the same time questioning the reality and practicality of some other aspects of the initiatives. “The Stronach Group’s support of national uniform therapeutic medications and severe penalties for multiple medication violators is consistent with the National HBPA’s often-stated position on these […]

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HBPA: Industry Moving Closer to Uniformity on Drug Rules

The National HBPA commends and applauds the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s (ARCI) actions this week approving various changes to some of the Medication Model Rules. “The fact that the ARCI has been able to take a step back from where it was before, and making revisions based upon both scientific measures and veterinarian needs, […]

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Bonnie: Why I Support the Water Hay Oats Alliance

(Editor’s Note: Ned Bonnie has a unique perspective on medication issues and the federal government’s involvement with them, having formerly served as an attorney for the National HBPA in opposing legislation in the U.S. Congress that would regulate the use of drugs in horse racing. During a distinguished legal career, he’s played many roles, prosecuting […]

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Robin Richards elected National HBPA president

Virginia HBPA president Robin Richards was named to replace current retiring president Joe Santanna who served two three-year-terms. “Under Joe’s tenure the organization has become an organization we can all be proud of,” said Richards, president of the Virginia HBPA. “He left us in ship-shape, and we’re a lot better now than when he began […]

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National horsemen’s panel supports use of race day furosemide

Panelists at the Jan. 14 National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) convention said there is no scientific evidence supporting a ban on the use of race-day furosemide, commonly known as Salix or Lasix, to control exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging, according to Bloodhorse.com. The National HBPA is a staunch supporter of the use of furosemide and […]

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National HBPA panel examines high-volume wagering rebates

A panel discussion at the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) winter convention in Hollywood, Fla. presented a detailed look at high-volume wagering rebates and their impact on pari-mutuel handle, reports Tom LaMarra in BloodHorse.com. The goal was to educate affiliates on how to work with high-volume shops – which account for roughly $2-billion […]

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Annual President’s Day Salary Survey

Presidents Day is a time for Americans to reflect on the great men like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln who have led this country over the last 200-plus years (OK, it’s really just an unnecessary federal holiday and a chance for a three-day weekend), but for the Paulick Report Presidents Day means it’s time for […]

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National HBPA: Horse Racing Is Clearly Failing in Its Marketing Efforts

A recent Harris Poll took the pulse of America regarding their favorite sport. Not surprisingly, football finished first with baseball a mediocre second. However, horse racing didn’t crack the top ten, tied for 14th with swimming, women’s tennis and boxing with 1% of the vote. The Horsemen’s Daily, touted as the official publication of the […]

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