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GENERAL MEETING / NOMINATING DINNER DECEMBER 10

The FHBPA will hold its annual Nominating Meeting/General Membership and Awards Dinner on December 10, 2017 beginning at 5:30 pm at the Adena Grill restaurant at The Village at Gulfstream Park adjacent to the track. Nominations for the 2018 FHBPA Board of Directors election will be taken there for five Directors’ whose three-year terms are expiring March of 2018. The five, three-year Director positions to be elected include two trainer-directors, two owner-only directors and one...
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Stephen Screnci New FHBPA President

Thoroughbred owner Stephen Screnci is the new President of Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association, Inc., succeeding Bill White.  Originally from Massachusetts, Stephen was licensed as an attorney in 1993 before being licensed and moving to Florida in 1995. He owns his firm, Stephen W. Screnci, P.A. located in Boca Raton, and he has extensive experience in contract law. Stephen owned his first thoroughbred race horses in the early 1990s running at Suffolk Downs and...
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Jockey Mount Fees to Increase Starting at GPW

The start of the Fall Turf Festival at Gulfstream Park West on Wednesday October 4, 2017 will see the first increase in jockey mount fees at Gulfstream since January 2009. After nearly a year of discussions with the Jockeys’ Guild, the FHBPA approved a $25 increase to non-percentage losing mount fees. All percentage fees remain the same. The Jockeys’ Guild has also set up a pension plan for riders at GP and GPW which will...
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Surface change doesn’t stop Kroy in Bear’s Den

By Glen Berman Switching from the scheduled 7 ½ furlongs on the turf to 7 furlongs on a dirt track listed as good couldn’t stop odds-on favorite Kroy from cruising to victory in The Bear’s Den Stakes at Gulfstream on Sunday. The $100,000 Bear’s Den for Florida-bred three-year-olds was the 10th of a 10-race Spring/Summer Stakes Series presented by the FHBPA and Gulfstream Park which consisted of six Florida-bred races and four Florida-bred enhanced purse...
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Katinka noses out Surprise Wedding in The Miss Gracie Stakes

by Glen Berman Track announcer Peter Aiello shouted “It’s too close to call,” as Katinka with jockey Leonel Reyes and Surprise Wedding, ridden by Jesus Rios, hit the wire together. It was Katinka who won by a head-bobbing nose in the $100,000 Miss Gracie Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday September 16. The Miss Gracie, a 7 ½ furlong turf race for 3-year-old Florida-bred fillies, was the ninth of ten FHBPA/GP stakes races featuring Florida-breds...
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