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The Florida THA’s annual General Nominating Meeting and Awards Dinner will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, from 6-9 p.m. at Ten Palms at Gulfstream Park. We invite all of our members to join us at this year’s event. Each FTHA member is welcome to bring one guest.   The night will start with a Cocktail...
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As part of the FTHA partnership with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), current FTHA members are eligible to compete for free in an exclusive online qualifier for the $3,000,000-estimated National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), scheduled for March 10-12, 2023, in Las Vegas. The online qualifier, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, includes...
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Florida State Racing Licenses Must Be Current The universal renewal date for all Florida State Parimutuel Licenses is June 30. Owners are reminded that their Florida State license MUST be renewed before their horses are entered at Gulfstream Park. Trainers are encouraged to check that all employees, as well as owners, have renewed their licenses. Individuals who do not have...
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FTHA Treasurer Tom Cannell, chair of our Legislative Committee, and lobbyist Jeff Johnston attended a reception of the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee on August 25, a great opportunity to meet with legislators and talk about the importance of the Thoroughbred racing industry to the state. Among the guests at the reception were Representative Fiona...
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Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) rules that went into effect July 1, 2022, mandate that all exercise riders wear helmets and safety vests that meet specific safety standards. To help the exercise riders at Gulfstream Park and Palm Meadows comply with HISA regulations, the Florida Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (FTHA) and 1S/T RACING have joined...
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Announcement Concerning Enforcement of HISA Rule 2276 (HORSESHOES) as It Pertains to Full Outer Rim Shoes and Toe Grabs Rule 2276 shall not be enforced for horses racing on dirt surfaces that are shod on the hindlimbs with traction devices in the form of either a full outer rim shoe (up to 4 mm in...
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Pastor Tom (front and center, pink shirt) and the His Place Ministries team brought more than 100 backstretch workers and their families for a day of fun in the sun at Rapids Water Park in West Palm Beach. The trip was sponsored by the FTHA’s Recreation Program. Thank you to Pastor Tom and his amazing...
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Click the Links Below for Printable Versions in English and Spanish: What’s New Under HISA Que Hay de Nuevo Bajo HISA ANYONE WITH A LICENSE AND ACCESS TO THE BARN AREA MUST BE REGISTERED WITH HISA BY JULY 1 The process is not perfect, and HISA is still working to correct issues. Go to hisaus.org...
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FTHA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NAMED IN HONOR OF KENT STIRLING The Florida Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association today announced that it will name its Scholarship Program in honor of Kent Stirling, who served as the executive director of the horsemen’s organization, then the FHBPA, for 20 years. “This is a fitting tribute to someone who devoted his life...
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