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FHBPA News

Fuchs Finishes 45th At NTRA/NHC Tourney

The winner of the FHBPA seat to the NTRA/NHC tournament in Las Vegas, Bill Fuchs, represented well out in the big show February 8th – 10th. Taking on a field of 668 handicappers, Bill hit the wire in 45th place bringing home a tidy booty for his efforts. “It was a dizzying experience” according to Bill, “never had l played 48 races over a three day period before. The format, selecting 16 races per day...
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Florida Sire Stakes Thoroughbred Horsemen, There’s Still Time to Nominate!

If you haven’t yet nominated your Thoroughbred for the 2019 Florida Sire Stakes, the good news is you still have time! The next Florida Sire Stakes deadline is February 28 and is a 2YO deadline if the January 15 deadline was missed. The previous yearling payment must have been made. The full Florida Sire Stakes nomination schedule is as follows: DEADLINES Yearlings – May 15 – $250  (or November 15 – $500 or January 15...
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2019 Election Ballots Are Out

Ballots for the 2019 election of FHBPA Board of Directors have been mailed to all FHBPA members of record. As in past years, you have a choice of either completing and mailing a paper ballot or making your selections online. The mailed ballots include instructions for filling out and submitting a paper ballot, and an Elector ID and Password is provided for those who choose to vote online instead. If you do not receive your...
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Florida Horsemen Mourn the Passing of J.B. McKathan

Our hearts are very heavy with shocking news of the unexpected passing of McKathan Brothers Training Center‘s J.B. McKathan. In addition to becoming world famous for his role in breaking and training American Pharoah, who shattered a nearly four decade Triple Crown drought, J.B. was deeply appreciated by the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association for quickly stepping forward and lending his family’s name to our legislative efforts to preserve the Florida Thoroughbred Horse Racing industry several years ago. The FHBPA sends our deep sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Leigh,...
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