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FHBPA RECOGNIZES SALTY ROBERTS WITH A RACE NAMED IN HIS HONOR

Chaplain Tom Lapointe, and FHBPA Board Members Joe Orseno, and Herb Oster stood attentively waiting to see who would win the 6th Race at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, May 6th. Why? Because the FHBPA dedicated and named the race in Honor of H.W. “Salty” Roberts who passed away in April. Roberts dedicated his life to racetrack chaplaincy and was the founder of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement...
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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – DECOUPLING THWARTED AGAIN

It looks like the House and Senate rolled snake eyes on passing the Gaming Compact for 2017. On Tuesday, May 2nd, it was announced that talks collapsed as the House and Senate were too far apart on the issues. The Senate plan called for a huge expansion in gaming throughout Florida and the House attempted to put strict limits on any gaming expansion. So, what does this mean for Thoroughbred Racing in Florida? Well, for...
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FHBPA MEMBER CELEBRATES 300TH CAREER WIN

When Keystone Jones flashed past the wire by 4 ½ lengths in her red, white & blue Posse Racing Stable silks Friday at Penn National Race Course, it marked the 300th career win for long-time FHBPA member Jack Damico and his many partners over the years. Keystone Jones a three-year-old filly by Smarty Jones was bred in Pennsylvania by Jack and his partners, who include FHBPA Board Member Tom Cannell. As Damico recalls, “We became involved...
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IT’S TIME TO APPLY FOR THE FHBPA ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) is proud to announce the continuation of its scholarship program in 2017 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 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. Those eligible include the following...
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FHBPA BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: TOM CANNELL

Tom Cannell is currently is serving his 3rd term on the FHBPA Board, and has announced he will not seek re-election when his Board term expires. “I have enjoyed my time on the board and particularly as 1st Vice President the past 2 years. Working closely with Bill White, I feel that the board, in general, has made great strides in developing a solid business attitude. I take this responsibility very seriously and due to personal...
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