It's Official: Bellocq Named to HBPA Position

Remi Bellocq, who has a background in racetrack marketing, has been named executive director of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association. He was one of more than 60 candidates for the position.

Bellocq replaces Scott Savin, who served as part-time executive director before he was named president of Gulfstream Park. The National HBPA position has been vacant for more than six months.
Bellocq, son of Daily Racing Form cartoonist Pierre "Peb" Bellocq, has worked with horses, but is better known for marketing stints at Turf Paradise and Santa Anita Park. A graduate of the University of Arizona Racetrack Industry Program, Bellocq has worked at other racetracks as well.

"It is a homecoming, of sorts, for me after spending 15 years in track marketing and management," Bellocq said.

Bellocq will follow Lonny Powell, who he has worked under in the past, to Lexington, where the National HBPA is based. Powell recently was named president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.