The FHBPA welcomed over 100 guests to their annual Holiday and Nomination Dinner last Thursday 12/11. The event was held in the Ten Palms Room at Gulfstream Park. The group enjoyed cocktails and an excellent buffet dinner, while music of the season filled the air.
President Stephen Screnci introduced the Board of Directors and provided a summary of the FHBPA’s 2019 journey through our challenging and everchanging industry.
Nominations for the Board were taken from the floor, where a lively group of 18 owners and trainers tossed their hats into the ring. The Election Committee will be reviewing eligibility and qualifications of the nominees, as we move toward the March 2020 election date.
There was a new and exciting addition to the annual event this year with the First Annual Florida Horsemen’s Awards. These awards recognized the efforts of horses, trainers, and owners who help make South Florida racing a year-round success. Our thanks to XBTV personality Jason Blewitt, who handled the MC duties for the presentations.
The winners for 2019 are: