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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‘Common Sense Legislation’: Barr, Tonko Introduce Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), the co-chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, today introduced the bipartisan Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.  Under existing law, the American thoroughbred horseracing industry labors under a diverse patchwork of conflicting and inconsistent rules governing medication policies and practices across 38 different racing jurisdictions. This […]

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NHBPA Accepting Resumes For Open CEO Position

As previously reported, Philip Hanrahan has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association effective February 15th. Hanrahan has served as CEO since 2011. NHBPA President, Robin Richards, stated, “While Phil will be hard to replace, we look forward to a robust process to find a suitable replacement. We […]

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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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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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