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STATE OF MIND: BEHIND APRIL’S GROOM OF THE MONTH

It’s 4 o’clock in the morning, and most of Florida is still asleep. But Palm Meadows is alive and bustling in an amazing ballet of equine and human interactions. In fact, it’s an underappreciated hotbed of daily activity most fans never get to see. Thoroughbreds are taken from their stalls to go through their daily routines. The coffee is flowing, clockers are watching and the thunderous sounds of hoofbeats and polite human interactions play like...
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A Message from Bill White

Dear Members: The Florida HBPA is proud to introduce you to our new email newsletter and communication service. As you are aware, the FHPBA provides both business and social benefits to our members. That reality drives our decisions as we work to develop fresh approaches, ideas, and solutions, manage our operations, drive innovation, engage with our owners, trainers, and members, and care for our employees and communities. Our new service will: Be the most direct...
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NOTICE: H.W. SALTY ROBERTS HAS PASSED AWAY

H.W. “Salty” Roberts, who dedicated his life to racetrack chaplaincy and was the founder of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, passed away this morning at the age of 85. Salty was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the FHBPA last year for his ministry work that was a positive influence not only to Florida racing but to race tracks worldwide. Salty is survived by his wife Dallas, four children, and grandchildren.

FHBPA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO THE OFFICERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HALLANDALE BEACH – The Florida HBPA has made two changes to its officer positions on the board of directors, as part of a regular review process to ensure board independence and sound corporate governance. Stephen Screnci will take over as First Vice President of the FHBPA.  Stephen is currently serving his third year of his first term on the board. “I am honored to be appointed as First Vice President of the Board. I look forward...
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WHAT’S GOING ON WITH DECOUPLING?

As many of you are no doubt aware, there is a debate going on in the State Legislature to come up with a new bill to cover gaming expansion and the compact with the Seminoles. The Senate passed their bill SB 8, and the House passed their bill HB 7037, but that’s just the beginning. As Mills Lane famously said before each boxing match, “Let’s get it on!” And get it on they did. Last...
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