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The final in a series of backstretch safety training courses provide by Marsh were completed last week at both Gulfstream Park and Palm Meadows Training Center. These courses reinforce our focus on safety for all those who work tirelessly behind the scenes of our tracks, FTHA Executive Director Herb Oster spearheaded the efforts and says, “Safety has always been our priority, no one wants to see anyone injured on the job”. He continued, “There were 60 in attendance at GP and 64 took in the training at Palm Meadows. Food and prizes were part of the festivities with one lucky attendee taking home an electric scooter”. The FTHA has and will continue to provide year long programs that educate and support those who live the racetrack life on our backstretch, they are key to keeping our great game going. ... See MoreSee Less
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Enrollment for our Scholarship program for 2024 has officially begun. The Florida Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (FTHA) is proud to announce the continuation of its scholarship program in 2024 for qualified, Florida-licensed backstretch employees and/or their direct dependents. The program is designed to further the student’s education at the college undergraduate and graduate level. The scholarship may be used at any accredited college, university, community college or trade school and the student is free to pursue any field of study. Please go to our official website to learn more about this opportunity and the guidelines that need to be followed and completed in order to qualify for this scholarship. Please feel free to reach out to the FTHA office if you have further questions. ... See MoreSee Less
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Kentucky Derby Day!!! Who will win today’s race?! Leave your comments below on who you think will win! @kentuckyderby ... See MoreSee Less
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Behind the scenes of Florida Thoroughbred racing is a vibrant, often unseen world known as the “backstretch.”  It’s created by hundreds of independent businesses—both large and small.  Through the labor-intensive, long-term and high-dollar financial investment required to get a young Thoroughbred ready for competition, horse owners and trainers create thousands of jobs that drive over $1 billion a year through Florida’s economy—from breeding and buying, to training and campaigning.