Keyword: National HBPA

  • Committee to Look at California Medication Thresholds

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association Medication Committee will review California research that helped develop thresholds for two therapeutic medications during its meeting July 14 in Bloomington, Minn., as part of the National HBPA summer convention.

  • Horsemen Establish Wagering Operation in Nevada

    The International Horsemen's Wagering Assurance Group, which intends to recapture pari-mutuel revenue and funnel it to horsemen, jockeys, and racetracks, announced it has officially opened a secondary pari-mutuel operation with a hub in Las Vegas and call center in Curacao.

  • National HBPA Accepts Resignations of Officers

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association executive committee has accepted the resignations of president John Roark and vice president Tom Metzen Sr., both of whom have formed a company that hopes to facilitate international wagering for the benefit of horsemen.

  • Indiana HBPA Dispute Could Be Far From Over

    Three ousted members of the Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association board of directors won a small battle Jan. 24 when the National HBPA executive committee ruled in their favor and recommended a new election. However, it appears the war between two Indiana HBPA factions is far from over.

  • Wagering Integrity Issue May Be Coming to a Head

    Just two days before the National Thoroughbred Racing Association board of directors meets to perhaps finalize plans for a national Office of Wagering Integrity, the National HBPA gave its support for a wagering security program offered by the Association of Racing Commissioners International and urged racetracks and other wagering services to do the same.

  • Proposal Would Increase NTRA Membership, Dues

    Affiliates of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association are considering a proposal that would allow them to join the National Thoroughbred Racing Association with a lump-sum payment that would increase dues 21% in the first year.

  • Horsemen Eye Legal Action to Recover Revenue

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association may look for ways to pursue legal action to stop signal piracy and recover what they believe is their fair share of revenue from wagering on Thoroughbred racing.

  • Horsemen: No Tolerance for 'Zero Tolerance'

    Representatives of affiliates of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association indicated Jan. 22 they support uniformity in medication and drug testing but need clear guidelines and consistent interpretation of the rules by sometimes overzealous regulators and stewards.

  • Charles Town Horsemen's Group in Flux Yet Again

    The president and vice president of the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have resigned, and a West Virginia owner/breeder who headed the organization when video lottery terminals were introduced in the mid-1990s has again taken over as president.

  • National HBPA to Address Drug Trace Levels

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association medication committee hopes to establish what it calls "proper regulatory thresholds" for trace levels of the urinary metabolites of cocaine and morphine.

  • Removed Indiana HBPA Board Members Appeal to National

    A dispute over an e-mail and alleged flyer posted at a southern Indiana training center has resulted in the dismissal of recently elected Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association president Jim Riddle and three board members. They have appealed the matter to the National HBPA.

  • HBPA president and chairman John Roark to serve third term in office.

    Roark to Lead Restructured National HBPA

    John Roark of Texas was elected to his third consecutive term as president of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association July 24 after the organization's board of directors approved a major restructuring plan.

  • Capitol Hill Becomes NTRA's Big Selling Point

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's ongoing efforts in Washington, D.C. have become the major carrot as the organization seeks to sign up horsemen's associations for five-year memberships effective in 2006.

  • Horsemen Told of Rights to Influence Signal Fees

    If horsemen believe they aren't receiving adequate compensation for their product, it's within their rights to be directly involved in the setting of host fees, a consultant said July 22 during the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association summer convention in Toronto, Ontario.

  • Commonly Used Drug Now Under the Microscope

    A discussion into the use and effectiveness of corticosteroids--therapeutic anti-inflammatory drugs--was full of twists and turns July 21 but inevitably settled on the areas of threshold levels, withdrawal times, and finally the question of whether a stringent policy for race-day medication is practical.

  • National HBPA Moves on Major Reorganization

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association could be reorganized July 24 should its board of directors approve a recommendation that the organization create the positions of a paid chief executive officer and a president/chairman who would receive an honorarium.

  • NTRA, Others Asked to Provide Information on Rider Issues

    Several industry organizations are the latest to be asked for information in connection with an inquiry by the United States House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations into the health and safety of jockeys, exercise riders, and backstretch workers.

  • Florida Affiliate Rejoins National HBPA

    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, which negotiates contracts at Calder Race Course and Gulfstream Park, has rejoined the National HBPA after having voted to leave the fold last fall.

  • NTRA Dues Model Would Reflect Industry Changes

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, which has called 2005 a pivotal year, is working on a revised dues formula that would generate the same amount of money, if not more, yet be more equitable in light of changes in the industry since the organization launched in 1997.

  • National HBPA OKs Paper, Supports Security

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has endorsed a white paper on simulcasting and also heralded its support of industry efforts to police the sport in the wake of federal indictments in New York.

  • Horsemen: No Position Yet on Rebate Shops

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's board of directors will decide Jan. 18 whether to endorse an updated "white paper" on simulcasting, but it won't decide--at least for several months--its position on high-volume rebate operations.

  • National HBPA Seeks Answers on Drug Uniformity

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association medication committee, in response to concerns from affiliates in Kentucky and Ohio, has asked its affiliates to make known their position on the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium's proposal for uniform medication and drug testing.

  • National HBPA Voices Opinions on Medication

    The National Horsemen's Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, given the results of a recent study, has suggested research into medication thresholds and withdrawal times be performed using horses in training.

  • HBPA, Rockingham Still at Odds Over Races

    Horsemen held a brainstorming meeting Aug. 16 to discuss the ramifications of a plan by Rockingham Park to offer Thoroughbred races Sept. 5 in partnership with the New Hampshire Thoroughbred Breeding and Racing Association.

  • Report: Industry Must Maximize Customer Benefits

    A recently released report on wagering trends concludes the "handle up, purses down" situation isn't new, and that "incentive wagering service providers"--rebate operations--improve the competitiveness of the pari-mutuel industry.

  • National HBPA OKs Hub Plan, Wagering Report

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has adopted a memorandum of understanding with a company that plans to operate an offshore wagering hub, and it also endorsed a draft a report on pari-mutuel economics that suggests high-volume betting shops are important to the industry.

  • Hub Plan Delayed; Seach for Investors Continues

    Stevenson and Associates is in the process of lining up potential investors for SimulTech, a company formed to operate an offshore wagering hub that would accept bets on United States racing from foreign countries.

  • Horsemen on Drug Rules: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has adopted a position paper on medication and drug-testing that says any changes in policies in each jurisdiction should be enacted only after there is scientific evidence specific therapeutic drugs shouldn't be used in racehorses.

  • Offshore Hub Plan Officially Endorsed by National HBPA

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has officially put its weight behind a plan for an offshore hub that would accept wagers from foreign countries and funnel them to a common pool from which racetracks and horsemen would derive revenue.

  • Aggregation of Rights, Purse Growth High on NTRA Agenda

    With major contracts for television, sponsorship, and membership up for renewal this year, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association believes 2004 is the year that could spark major growth in horse racing for the long term, commissioner Tim Smith said.

  • Horsemen Tackle Issue of Payroll Fees for Jockeys

    The issue of how jockeys are paid surfaced during the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association winter convention in New Orleans, and apparently it has created some conflict in some racing jurisdictions around the country.

  • Magna executive Jim McAlpine, said company's strategy in best interests of industry.

    MEC: Recent Moves Designed to Benefit Tracks, Horsemen

    Magna Entertainment Corp.'s top executive admitted the company has taken plenty of heat for recent business decisions tied to account wagering and rebate shops, but he indicated the racing conglomerate wouldn't apologize for a strategy he said is designed to benefit the industry in the long term.

  • National HBPA to Take Hard Look at Betting Hub Plan

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's Executive Committee will decide Feb. 3 whether to move forward with a plan to create an offshore wagering hub that would accept wagers from bettors outside the United States in an attempt to increase handle and generate revenue for purses.