Keyword: Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association

  • Fair Grounds, being repaired due to damage from Hurricane Katrina.

    Horsemen Adamant About Meet in New Orleans

    As Churchill Downs Inc. continues to assess whether Fair Grounds will be ready to host its 2006-07 meet beginning in late November, the president of the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association said anything less than a live meet in New Orleans would bring "strong opposition" from the organization.

  • Central Kentucky-Based Equine Groups Organize Katrina Relief Effort

    The National Horse Center, which is a collection of two dozen national and regional equine organizations located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., together with the park are sending out a plea for items to help the horses and horsemen who are victims of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Horse Groups Mobilizing Hurricane Relief Effort

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, horse industry groups are mobilizing to provide assistance to people and horses impacted by the devastating storm and are seeking financial support for the efforts.

  • Drug, Alcohol Rehab Focus of Canadian Groups

    Canadian racing officials have formed a committee to develop a rehabilitation program for drug and alcohol abuse as part of the Ontario Racing Commission's regulatory structure.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Statehouse Blues

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The governors of New York and California may strike deals that will hurt the racing industry.

  • Lexington attorney Don Sturgill, dead at 74.

    Equine Attorney Don Sturgill Dies at 74

    Don Sturgill, prominent Lexington equine attorney who served as general counsel for both the national and Kentucky chapters of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 2, of a heart attack at his Lexington home.

  • Boycott Forces Tampa Bay to Cut Purses

    General manager Peter Berube announced today that effective next Tuesday, Jan. 29, purses for races at Tampa Bay Downs will be reduced. The action is necessitated by the decision of seven tracks outside of Florida to deny Tampa Bay Downs access to their simulcast broadcast signals.

  • Magna Entertainment president Jim McAlpine.

    Magna Plans $5-Million 'Sunshine Millions'

    An eight-race, $5 million series of races for California- and Florida-bred horses has been approved by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association, the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association and Magna Entertainment Corp., at whose tracks the races would be run. The plan, however, may face a challenge from the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

  • Tampa Bay, Horsemen Remain at Odds

    Representatives from the Tampa Bay Downs Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association met with Tampa Bay president Peter Berube Dec. 4 in an effort to resolve a dispute over stalls that threatens the track's ability to receive out-of-state signals when the live meet begins Dec. 15.

  • Tampa Dispute May Impact Florida Simulcasts

    In what could be a major test for control of simulcast signals, horsemen's groups from a number of states were considering withdrawing their approval for the transmission of signals into Florida beginning Nov. 12.

  • 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.

  • Hirsch to Be Honored at Derby Week Event by Kentucky HBPA

    The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will honor Daily Racing Form's longtime executive columnist Joe Hirsch during the organization's inaugural "horsemen's reception" at the Kentucky Derby Museum from 5-8 p.m. on May 1, the Tuesday of Derby week in Louisville. The Kentucky HBPA will also use the occasion to present the organization's first Horsemen's Award to Butch Lehr, track superintendent at Churchill Downs. The HBPA said the award exemplifies "horsemen helping horsemen through humanitarianism and dedication."