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Legal Defense Fund Created By National HBPA Supporting Indicted Penn National Trainer

A recently formed non-profit association affiliated with the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is helping fund the legal defense of trainer Murray Rojas, who has been charged with multiple counts of wire fraud and criminal conspiracy in a long-running federal investigation of horsemen and racing officials at Penn National racetrack in Grantville, Pa. Articles […]

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Registration Open For National HBPA Convention; Horsemen’s Relations, Aftercare Among Topics

Racetracks developing strong relations with their horsemen is good for business. So is the sport’s stake-holders investing in thoroughbred retirement. Those are two panel discussions during what promises to be a lively and informative National HBPA Convention March 7-10 at Las Vegas’ South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa. The Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association is […]

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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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Vitali Case Gives Congressional Horse Caucus Real-Life Example Of Broken System

It’s time for the Congressional Horse Caucus members to go on a field trip. May I suggest they take a break today from their hard work at the U.S. Capitol and make the short drive up the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to spend an afternoon at Laurel Park in Maryland? They can see first-hand how badly the current structure for […]

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Will Rogers Downs: Recent Tornado Damage Highlights Importance Of NHBPA’s Disaster Coverage

The recent tornado damage to the barn area at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Okla., illustrates the benefit for racetracks and training centers to participate in the National HBPA’s fire and disaster insurance policy. Because of its size, the umbrella policy allows racing and training facilities to acquire the coverage at an affordable rate as […]

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Hancock: A Proud ‘Elitist,’ And In Good Company

I was a bit puzzled when at a recent HBPA conference a radio host by the name of Stephen Byk referred to those of us who are trying to clean up our sport and protect our horses as “elitists.” I have been fighting this battle against the liberal use of drugs in horse racing for […]

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HBPA Told To Fight Back Against ‘Elitists’ In ‘Environment Of Poison’

Eric Hamelback likes to focus on the positive in horse racing. Running his first winter convention as chief executive officer of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the former general manager of Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs in Kentucky put together several panels on Thursday’s opening day designed to give HBPA members reassurance that the […]

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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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NHBPA Stands Firm In Opposition To USADA Involvement

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association issued the following statement on Tuesday in response to Sunday’s Jockey Club Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing, held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in which several speakers expressed their support for H.R. 3084. The proposed legislation would create a private, non-governmental organization, in affiliation with the United […]

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Barr-Tonko Bill Delivers What Thoroughbred Industry Wants, Needs

Do we really need federal legislation to establish a structure for a national agency to regulate medication use in horse racing? The Jockey Club, Breeders’ Cup and the advocacy group, Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA), say yes. The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Thoroughbred Owners of California and Association of Racing […]

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