Keyword: NEHBPA

  • Suffolk Downs

    Massachusetts Legislators Keep Racing Fund Intact

    Massachusetts horsemen achieved a major victory when lawmakers reached compromise on the $40 billion 2018 budget bill that eliminates $400 million in spending yet leaves intact a significant portion of the money in the Race Horse Development Fund.

  • Horsemen Celebrate Suffolk Homecoming

    The sunny disposition of those on track was the polar opposite of the one seen last Oct. 4 for the 2014 meet's closing day, when the dismal crowd figured they were witnessing the bitter end of live racing.

  • Second Massachusetts Horsemen's Group Forms

    The sizable faction of horsemen dissatisfied with leadership of the New England affiliate of the Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association has splintered to form the new Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Horsemen Still Split Over 3-Day Suffolk Meet

    A day after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission took no action June 11 on the supplemental application by Suffolk Downs for three days of live racing in 2015, local horsemen remained deeply divided on the plan.

  • New Hampshire Senate Passes Casino Bill

    The New Hampshire Senate narrowly passed a bill 13-11 late in the evening March 12 that would allow the development of two casinos in the state.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Horsemen, Suffolk Downs Continue Discussion

    Negotiations on a lease agreement between the management of Suffolk Downs and officials of the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association remain on track, contrary to a published report.

  • Raffetto Joins New England HBPA Effort

    Lou Raffetto, former Suffolk Downs vice president of racing, is teaming with the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association in its efforts to structure a deal that would restore live racing at the track.

  • Suffolk Downs

    New England Horsemen Submit Dates Application

    The New England Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association submitted an application Oct. 1 to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to conduct a live meet at Suffolk Downs next year.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Horsemen, Suffolk Progress on Terms for 2014

    An agreement between the New England Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association and the management of Suffolk Downs on a conditional deal for the 2014 meet was reached Feb. 22, but terms must still be decided.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs, NEHBPA Deal Official

    After six weeks of intense negotiations on a new contract, the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Suffolk Downs finally sealed a two-year agreement late in the day March 4.

  • Suffolk, NEHBPA Close; Deal Expected

    The NEHBPA and Suffolk Downs have reached an agreement in principal for a 2011 contract and the deal is expected to be sealed March 2, according to the general counsel for the horsemen.

  • Suffolk Downs

    'Sink or Swim' in Suffolk Downs Negotiations

    The general counsel for the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association said the afternoon of Feb. 28 negotiations have reached the "sink or swim" point on a contract resolution for 2011.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk, Horsemen Struggle to Reach Agreement

    Negotiations over a contract for 2011 between the New England Horsemen's and Benevolent Protective Association and Suffolk Downs are continuing, and the attorney for the horsemen said Feb. 22 there may be significant movement

  • Suffolk Downs

    Source: Suffolk Wants Signals, Could Close

    Suffolk Downs has threatened to shut down in March if the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and other chapters across the country do not restore simulcast signals by Feb. 26, according to a source.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs Cuts Simo Operations

    Suffolk Downs has reduced its simulcasting operation in the wake of the ongoing dispute with the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association over a contract for the 2011 live racing season.

  • Horsemen: Suffolk Downs Threatens Lawsuit

    The battle between Suffolk Downs and the New England HBPA over a 2011 contract took a turn for the worse Feb. 10 when the racetrack threatened legal action against the horsemen and demanded they remove their office trailers.

  • 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.

  • Suffolk Downs

    New England Horsemen: Simulcasting an Issue

    The New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association says its decision to block simulcasts of the New York Racing Association to Suffolk Downs is due primarily to a dispute over revenues.

  • Massachusetts Horse Industry Goes Dark for a Day

    Led by a united New England Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association, and with the support of workers and officials at Suffolk Downs, the Massachusetts horse racing industry cancelled the live Sept. 28 card at the East Boston racetrack.