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Have you heard? An ‪FHBPA‬ Partnership is part of ‪‎Gulfstream Park‬‘s new $250 Trainer Incentive! The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association Backstretch Fund will provide the “seed money” for the $250 trainer starter bonus recently announced by Gulfstream Park. The $250 bonus begins July 1 and runs through October 1, 2015. Bonus–If you’re shipping and returning within Florida, Gulfstream will also...
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It was enough to give even the most experienced horseman a bad case of heartburn. Reckoning day was April 21, 2015 in Tallahassee as the Florida House of Representatives’ powerful Finance and Tax Committee called roll to prepare for a debate on “decoupling,” with a specific amendment on decoupling horse racing taking dead aim on...
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There must be something to that teacher/high school sports coach connection when it comes to training racehorses.  It’s served superstar horseman D. Wayne Lukas quite well and it’s also been the platform from which South Florida Thoroughbred conditioner Bill White has reached the mythical 2,000 win milestone, garnering 18 training titles along the way, from...
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As its recent monthly meeting, the Board of Directors of Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) unanimously passed a resolution supporting Rick Violette’s candidacy for re-election as President of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA). Rick has long been a successful advocate for the betterment of all horsemen on a state and national...
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F.H.B.P.A. Members: Welcome to our new Web site!  Our Communication Committee, chaired by Carlo Vaccarezza, has designed and created a 21st Century version of what a horse racing industry Web site should be.   In time, we’ll be incorporating all the features of the old Web site (www.fhbpa.com) into this new incarnation.  And gradually after that...
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