Keyword: HBPA

  • Congressman Andy Barr at last week's Pan American conference

    Congressmen Say Federal Bill Targets Lack of Uniformity

    In re-introducing federal legislation that would give the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of medication issues and drug testing in horse racing, Congressmen Paul Tonko and Andy Barr emphasized the need for uniformity in medication rules.

  • National HBPA to Aid Reed in Wake of Barn Fire

    The National HBPA Foundation and HBPA state affiliates are rallying to assist trainer Eric Reed and his wife, owner Kay Reed, after 23 horses in their care were killed in an early-morning barn fire Sunday.

  • Industry Asks for H-2B Visa Program Support

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, through its involvement in the H-2B Workforce Coalition, has joined other organizations pushing to have the H-2B visa returning worker exemption reinstated in a continuing resolution. 

  • Eric Hamelback at the Keeneland November Sale.

    Hamelback Named CEO of National HBPA

    The National HBPA announced Monday, April 20 that it had appointed Eric Hamelback as new chief executive officer beginning immediately. The former Adena Springs Kentucky general manager replaces Phil Hanrahan.

  • Horsemen's Groups Circle Wagons on Lasix

    In response to several top trainers calling for the end of race-day furosemide, horsemen's groups throughout the country say they will continue to support the use of the diuretic to prevent or reduce the severity of EIPH.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs to Reduce Race Dates

    The 2014 meet at Suffolk Downs will be extended through Sept. 29 but the number of live racing days will decrease, according to a new agreement reached between track management and the New England HBPA.

  • Speakers Selected for Congressional Hearing

    A diverse group of speakers will gather to discuss integrity and safety in horse racing at a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington

  • Uniform Drug Reform Discussed in Kentucky

    An initial introduction in Kentucky of the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program received raised eyebrows, but supporters of the changes are encouraged that the important racing state is giving the program consideration.

  • Gulfstream Park to Hold Quarter Horse Race

    Gulfstream Park has scheduled a Quarter Horse race for April 8, and is doing that in what the track's president and general manager Timothy Ritvo said is an effort to make sure that it can retain its permit for such racing.

  • Ellis Park

    Ellis Park Wants 252 Instant Racing Terminals

    Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky., has submitted an application for regulatory approval to conduct Instant Racing, stipulating that it would use more than 13,200 square feet of its facility to house 252 gaming terminals.

  • Suffolk, NEHBPA Dialogue Is 'Constructive'

    Suffolk Downs and the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association continued to negotiate Feb. 18 and indications are that the two sides are creeping closer to common ground on a contract for 2011.

  • NEHBPA Set to Offer Suffolk Counterproposal

    The New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association was prepared to offer a counterproposal to the management of Suffolk Downs Feb. 9 in an attempt to get back to the bargaining table and end their dispute.

  • Fallout From NEHBPA, Suffolk Dispute Spreads

    While the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association board of directors held a closed door meeting the night of Feb. 8, others were feeling the fallout from the ongoing and bitter dispute with Suffolk Downs.

  • NEHBPA Pulls NYRA Signal From Suffolk

    The New England chapter of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has withdrawn its consent for races from the New York Racing Association to be simulcast at Suffolk Downs.

  • KY Panel Approves Out-of-Competition Testing

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, operating on a tight schedule, approved a regulation Sept. 7 governing out-of-competition equine drug testing with plans to have it in place in advance of the Nov. 5-6 Breeders' Cup.

  • PA Study: Negative Impact of Table Games

    A study commissioned by the Pennsylvania Equine Coalition contends that the introduction of table games at Pennsylvania casinos and racinos will result in a decline of slot machine wagering of between 8% and 13%, potentially resulting in a decline in state revenues.

  • HBPA Winter Convention to Precede Symposium

    The 2009 National Horsemen's Benevolence and Protective Association will hold its Winter Convention in conjunction with the Symposium on Racing & Gaming at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Arizona this year.

  • Michigan Gov. Slashes Thoroughbred Funding

    After an executive order from Gov. Jennifer Granholm that 100% of the $1.4 million earmarked for Michigan's Thoroughbred programs for 2009 would be used instead to deal with the state's immense budget deficit, local horsemen feared their industry would die a quick death.

  • Calder Race Course

    Calder, Horsemen Reach Purse Agreement

    Calder Race Course announced April 16 that it has signed a 2009 purse contract agreement with the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association. The Miami Gardens, Fla., track and its parent, Churchill Downs Inc., reached the agreement with the Florida HBPA on the evening of April 15.

  • Catastrophic Injuries Spike at Turfway

    After going a month with no fatalities, Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky was the site of five catastrophic injuries during an eight-day period in February, according to state veterinarian Dr. Bryce Peckham.

  • Judge: 'Tough Issues' in CDI Lawsuit

    A federal judge presiding over the antitrust lawsuit filed by Churchill Downs Inc. against horsemen's groups basically said Feb. 19 he has his work cut out for him in trying to resolve the complex issues involved in the case.

  • KTA Dismissed from CDI Lawsuit

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and its executive director have been dismissed from the federal antitrust lawsuit brought by Churchill Downs Inc. against multiple horsemen's groups.

  • Former HBPA President Bailey Dead

    Charles "Chuck" Bailey, former president of Mountaineer Park's Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, died Jan. 3 after a long battle with cancer.

  • Youbet to Take Bets on Gulfstream Meet

    Youbet.com has reached an agreement to take bets on Gulfstream Park for that track's meet which begins on Jan. 3, Sam Gordon, president of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, said Dec. 30.

  • Tampa Signal Available to Most ADWs

    Wagering on Tampa Bay Downs' 83rd live meet, which opens Dec. 13, will be available to most advance deposit wagering outlets, the Oldsmar, Fla., track announced Dec. 12.

  • LHBPA Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

    A styled class-action lawsuit leveling allegations of fraud and embezzlement against the president of the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association has been transferred to federal court, according to recently filed documents.

  • Calder Race Course has won the right to install slot machines.

    Calder Cuts Purses; Eliminates Stakes

    Calder Race Course has announced another major cut in purses and the cancellation of eight $100,000 stakes races. The track, in a release, said it was trimming overnight purses by 17% effective Sept. 18.

  • Claiming Crown Attracts 84 Pre-Entries

    Eighty-four horses, representing 17 different U.S. states and one Canadian province, were pre-entered July 23 for the 2008 Claiming Crown, which will take place Aug. 2 at Canterbury Park.

  • Horsemen's Request on Purses Denied

    A federal judge in Louisville on June 16 denied the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's request for a preliminary injunction to require Churchill Downs Inc. to consult with it before cutting purses at Churchill Downs.

  • Presque Isle Downs

    ADWs Lose Presque Isle Downs Signal

    Presque Isle Downs is the latest track to get caught up in the battle over revenue sharing of online and telephone wagering companies as signals to many advance deposit wagering companies were cut off May 11 due to lack of agreements with the Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.