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CASSE AND PENNA FILLIES READY TO GO IN THE MUSICAL ROMANCE

On Saturday, May 27th, the FHBPA Stakes Series continues with another exciting ‘Black Type’ race, the $100,000 Musical Romance for Florida-bred fillies and mares. The race is named after the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint Grade 1 winner Musical Romance, who was also crowned the 2011 Eclipse Award for Champion Female Sprinter, and bred by Ocala Stud. Musical Romance’s owner and current FHBPA Secretary, Adam Lazarus, and co-owner/trainer Bill Kaplan are scheduled to...
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MIDWEST THOROUGHBRED’S QUIJOTE TAKES THE BIG DRAMA

  The FHBPA wants to congratulate Armando de la Cerda, Tyler Gafflione, and Midwest Thoroughbreds on a great win. We also want to give special thanks to all the horsemen who entered and participated in making the Big Drama a success. When we asked trainer Armando de la Cerda his thoughts on the FHBPA Stakes Series he said, “It’s great. These races are a good deal for us from the Florida horsemen. It’s one of...
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10 FLORIDA-BREDS TO COMPETE FOR THE BIG DRAMA STAKES

Saturday, May 20th in addition to the simulcast of the 142nd Preakness Stakes, the Florida HBPA and Gulfstream Park are proud to kick off the first race in a series that includes 6 Florida-bred races, and 4 enhanced purse races for Florida-breds. This new series allows the Gulfstream brand to add another set of competitive races to their impressive collection of world-class racing. It all starts in Race 10 with the 7-furlong, $100,000, Big Drama...
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FHBPA BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: HERB OSTER

Herb Oster is a long-time thoroughbred racing enthusiast, owner and, for the last two years, Board Member of the Florida HBPA. Before giving up his “snow bird” status and moving to Florida full-time, Herb served six years on the Board of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA), three years as an alternate and three years as a full member. It was his friend, and current FHBPA Board Member, Joe Orseno who encouraged Herb to...
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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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