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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NHBPA’s Hanrahan Will Step Down in February

Philip Hanrahan, Chief Executive Officer of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (NHBPA), will step down mid February 2015, after the conclusion of the NHBPA Winter Convention in Carefree, Arizona. “Phil has been an invaluable asset to the National HBPA” said Robin Richards, President of the organization. “He has always demonstrated a willingness to […]

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NHBPA Restates Support for Continued Lasix Use

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA) restated its strong support for the continued use of Lasix at its summer convention held August 15-17, 2014 in Oklahoma City. Lasix is currently the only recognized treatment for pulmonary bleeding, a serious exercise induced disease that affects nearly all race horses. In doing so, the National […]

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Drape: Trainer Organizations Deny Doping Problem

After assurances to Congress from the head of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association that lawmakers are attempting to “address a problem that does not exist” with federal legislation to regulate medication, the horse racing industry went through a turbulent 24 hours following a hearing of a House of Representatives panel on Thursday. Shortly […]

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NHBPA Affiliate Membership support race-day Salix

Twenty-four state-affiliates of the National HBPA, representing approximately 29,000 thoroughbred owners and trainers, have passed formal Board of Directors Resolutions supporting the continued regulated use of race-day Lasix/Salix for all thoroughbred horses of racing age for the health and welfare of their horses and the safety of their riders.  Other National HBPA Affiliates are in […]

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U.S. Senate to examine drugs in horse racing

“Medication and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing” will be in the spotlight next Thursday in Washington, D.C., when the United States Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation conducts a hearing that will bring together both opponents and proponents of the horse racing industry’s current regulatory structure and permissive use of therapeutic medication in […]

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NHBPA: ‘Those who use Dermorphin should be severely punished’

The National HBPA and its Affiliates have zero tolerance for trainers who use drugs like Dermorphin, which have no legitimate use in horses.  According to Phil Hanrahan, CEO of the National HBPA, “Dermorphin is doping.  Those who use Dermorphin should be severely punished.” Dermorphin is an opiate-like substance related to morphine.  In the horse, morphine […]

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NHBPA, EquineSavings.com sponsor nationwide fundraiser to assist Churchill Downs horsemen

Press Release The National Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (NHBPA), in conjunction with Equine Savings is donating 10 Toro Lawnmowers to aid the Kentucky HBPA and its membership who suffered losses from the tornado that hit the Louisville track late Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Ten (10) HBPA Affiliate organizations across the nation will be raffling […]

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By Ray Paulick (UPDATED OCT. 10 TO REFLECT NEW POLICY FROM MAGNA ENTERTAINMENT) When the Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives held a markup hearing on Sept. 17 to discuss H.B. 6598, the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008 that would ban slaughter and criminalize the transportation of horses for the purpose […]

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