Keyword: National HBPA

  • 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.

  • HBPA to Present Medication Rule Suggestions

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association board of directors July 14 signed off on recommended changes to a proposed model rule on medication penalties but acknowledged acceptance could be hard to achieve.

  • Scientists Question Clenbuterol Regulations

    Scientific and regulatory advisers to the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association July 13 expressed concerns over the proposed withdrawal time and testing level for the bronchodilator clenbuterol.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Three-Year Deal Sought for Claiming Crown

    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is working with Gulfstream Park and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to secure a three-year contract for the Claiming Crown.

  • Salix

    National HBPA to Breeders' Cup: Keep Salix

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association Medication Committee voted Feb. 23 to endorse the use of race-day furosemide, also called Salix or Lasix, at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Walmsley Named to Arkansas Court of Appeals

    Bill Walmsley, the long-time president of the Arkansas Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and former president of the National HBPA, has been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to the Arkansas Court of Appeals.

  • The National HBPA Convention with Stephanie Beattie, Joe Santanna, and Robin Richards.

    Richards Elected National HBPA President

    Robin Richards was elected president and Stephanie Beattie first vice president of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association during the organization's board of directors meeting July 1 in Iowa.

  • National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association roundtable discussion

    Protecting Gaming Purse Funds a Challenge

    Protecting purse revenue from alternative gaming can be as hard, or harder, than winning legislative approval for it, horsemen said June 30 during a National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association roundtable talk.

  • Maggie Moss at the "Truth About Lasix" forum.

    Quest to Ban Race-Day Salix Called 'Insanity'

    During a June 29 meeting that showed the battle over race-day furosemide is escalating, supporters ripped their opponents and vowed to take their case -- that the medication is good for the racehorse -- to the public.

  • Horsemen: Harsh Penalties for Dermorphin

    The National HBPA and its affiliates said they have "zero tolerance" for trainers who use illegal Class 1 and Class 2 substances in racehorses in the wake of about 30 positives for Dermorphin in the Southwest.

  • Furosemide 'Myths' Discussed at Convention

    Panelists gathered for a Jan. 14 National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association forum said there is no scientific evidence supporting a ban on the use of furosemide on race day.

  • Case Made for High-Volume Betting Services

    Horsemen hashed out the issue of high-volume bettors and rebates Jan. 13, and in the process got a fairly detailed look at their impact on pari-mutuel Thoroughbred racing in the United States.

  • Furosemide, known as Salix or Lasix, will be discussed Jan. 14

    Furosemide Among National HBPA Topics

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will tackle several issues, including governmental affairs, high volume pari-mutuel bettors, and use of furosemide on race day during its convention Jan. 12-16.

  • NTRA OKs Budget, Reaffirms Commitment

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association board of directors has approved an $8 million budget for 2012 and reaffirmed its commitment to move forward, even in the absence of several high-profile members.

  • Plato Recognized by Race for Education

    The Race for Education has presented its 2011 Valedictorian Award to Laura Plato, director of operations at the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, the organization announced Dec. 1.

  • Churchill Downs damage following the 2011 tornado.

    Fundraiser Set for Those Impacted by Tornado

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association in conjunction with Equine Savings is donating 10 Toro Lawnmowers to aid the Kentucky HBPA and its members who suffered losses from the tornado at Churchill.

  • Alan Foreman

    Horsemen: Put Brakes on Race-Day Salix Ban

    The largest horsemen's groups in the country said they don't support a call by the Association of Racing Commissioners International for a five-year phase-out of race-day anti-bleeding medications.

  • Horsemen's Groups Assess NTRA Membership Dues

    Funding reductions for operations and benevolence brought on by horse racing's economic woes have led numerous affiliates of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protection Association to reconsider NTRA membership.

  • Upset Lingers Over Proposed Bute Regulation

    The largest horsemen's group in the country continues to call for the racing industry to perform thorough research before it continues with its plan to lower the testing threshold for phenylbutazone.

  • Conditional Support Offered for Compact

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has offered conditional support for the proposed National Racing Compact based on five conditions, the organization said July 25.

  • WV Panel Pursues Appeal on Exclusion Cases

    The West Virginia Racing Commission voted unanimously Dec. 7 to pursue an appeal of a ruling by a circuit court that said it can't conduct hearings into exclusion cases at Charles Town Races & Slots.

  • NTRA president and chief executive officer Alex Waldrop.

    NTRA Projecting 25% Reduction in Budget

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association expects to approve a 2010 budget that's about 25% smaller than this year's spending plan, president and chief executive officer Alex Waldrop said.

  • Claiming Crown Looking at Purse Options

    Claiming Crown organizers will meet in Tucson, Ariz., the week of Dec. 7 to iron out details of the 2010 event and perhaps look for ways to generate purse money through sponsorships.

  • National HBPA Acts on Rule for Mount Fees

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association Executive Committee voted Dec. 6 to endorse a presentation on jockey mount fees president Joe Santanna will make Dec. 8 during the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming.

  • Horsemen Seek Involvement in Betfair Deals

    Thoroughbred horsemen plan to meet with Betfair officials Dec. 7 to ensure they are party to contracts the Great Britain-based company is signing with United States racetracks for their content.

  • WV Court: Panel Can't Hear Exclusion Cases

    A West Virginia court has ruled the state racing commission is prohibited from conducting hearings on racetrack exclusions because it "lacks the authority to unilaterally reinstate an ejected permit-holder over the objection of a racing association."

  • High Court Shoots Down Alabama HBPA Election

    The Alabama Supreme Court has affirmed a circuit court ruling that vacated a 2006 election of board members of the Alabama Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and ordered a new election.

  • Dick and Janene Watson

    Horsemen Wary of 'Arbitrary' Exclusions

    The growth of casino-style gaming at racetracks has brought with it executives with little or no experience in horse racing, something horsemen said makes them more vulnerable to exclusionary practices.