Keyword: National HBPA

  • Dr. Andy Roberts

    Out-of-Competition Rule Examined at HBPA Convention

    Dr. Andy Roberts, speaking March 11 at the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's convention, said an out-of-competition rule approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International could have unintended impact.

  • 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.

  • New Award for Horse Racing's Top Employees

    Godolphin announced May 3 the launch of the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, in partnership with the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and The Jockey Club.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Through 2018

    Gulfstream Park, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), and National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) announced the Claiming Crown will continue to be held at Gulfstream through 2018.

  • RMTC Outlines Procedures on Drug Guidelines

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium Feb. 19 issued an overview of its procedures in setting withdrawal times and drug-testing threshold levels after the National HBPA said it would pursue its own research.

  • Racetrack Vet Group Takes Proactive Approach

    An organization formed to represent the interests of racetrack veterinarians has become proactive in the area of research into therapeutic medications and continues to make its case that vets should be part of drug reform.

  • The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association medication forum on Feb. 5

    Is Regulation Itself Thwarting Uniformity?

    Achieving true uniformity in equine medication and testing goes well beyond basic adoption of model rules, according to attorneys, horsemen, and veterinarians who picked apart the current system Feb. 5.

  • Back-and-Forth Continues on Path to Reform

    The ARCI plans an industry congress for the end of this year to develop consensus on equine medication and testing given its belief Congress won't be anywhere close to acting on legislation introduced last year.

  • Betting was a topic during National HBPA convention Feb. 4

    HBPA Forum: Are Biggest Bettors Demonized?

    The impact big bettors have on pari-mutuel handle and the resulting revenue, as well as the need to recognize that horse owners are bettors, too, was the focus of a Feb. 4 forum during the National HBPA convention in Florida.

  • National HBPA Sets Convention Agenda

    Medication, legislation, aftercare, and the importance of media awareness are among the topics to be discussed during the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association winter convention Feb. 3-7 in Florida.

  • Gulfstream Park is one of several Florida tracks with slots

    Opposition to Florida Decoupling Plan Expands

    Horsemen's groups are rallying to head off a move to decouple live racing from casino-style gambling at pari-mutuel facilities in Florida. Currently, tracks with slot machines must also offer live racing.

  • Gessmann Elected National HBPA President

    Leroy Gessmann, president of the Iowa Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, was elected president of the National HBPA Aug. 9 when the board of directors met as part of the organization's summer convention.

  • National HBPA Questions Federal Drug Bill

    The National HBPA, which has about 30 affiliate horsemen's groups and about 30,000 members, said May 29 said it has questions regarding a federal lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation to regulate drug rules and testing.

  • Industry Organizations Pan IHA Repeal Bill

    Industry organizations May 1 came out in opposition to legislation that would repeal the Interstate Horseracing Act because of alleged cheating in horse racing, with one group calling it a shameless publicity stunt.

  • 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.

  • National HBPA Wants to Clarify Its Mission

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association ended its winter convention Feb. 8 with a new affiliate and a call for the organization to take more of a leadership role in the industry.

  • Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

    Same Mission, New Approach on Medication

    Though the Association of Racing Commissioners International remains a member of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, it intends to take the lead role in gathering the information needed to set medication policies.

  • RCI Has New Take on Out-of-Competition Tests

    The umbrella group for regulators in North America is examining a new approach to out-of-competition testing that would not only target blood doping and gene doping, but also identify horses at risk of catastrophic injury.

  • Mike Rogers of Stronach Group offering industry insights during the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association winter convention.

    Stronach Group Addresses Fundamental Issues

    The Stronach Group remains optimistic about the future of the horse racing industry in North America and will continue to push for what it believes are fundamental structural changes needed to move the business forward.

  • National HBPA Sets Convention Agenda

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will address a number of issues during its winter convention Feb. 4-8 in Carefree, Ariz., as well as hear from a key executive with The Stronach Group.

  • The 16th running of the Claiming Crown will be held Dec. 6 at Gulfstream Park, which will host it for the third consecutive year.

    Claiming Crown Overcame Obstacles, Beat Odds

    While other concepts in the Thoroughbred business failed to come to fruition, and other racing events came, went, were scrapped, and are generally forgotten, the Claiming Crown survived and actually has grown.

  • Confidentiality in Research Called Necessary

    An official with the RMTC said confidentiality agreements used when the organization considers research to set thresholds and withdrawal times for medications are necessary because of scientific factors.

  • RMTC Board Approves Model Rule on Penalties

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium said July 19 its board of directors has approved a model rule on multiple violation penalties and forwarded the suggested change to racing commissioners for consideration.

  • Saginaw

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    McLellan, Saginaw Honored by National HBPA

    Reid McLellan, executive director of the Groom Elite Program, and Saginaw, a winner of nine stakes since his claim for $30,000 in March 2012, were honored by the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

  • Alan Foreman, chairman of the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

    Foreman: Drug Model Rule a 'Living Document'

    A horsemen's group official involved in development of the proposed model rule for multiple violation penalties said July 15 the regulations are a "living document" that probably will be adjusted based on industry needs.