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February Groom of the Month

FHBPA is pleased to recognize Eduardo Diaz as the Groom of the Month for February 2019. A native of Mexico, Eduardo came to the US about 12 years ago to join his brothers who were working on the backside of Calder Race Course. Growing up on a horse farm provided good experience for Eduardo when he found his first job as a hot walker, Six months later he began to rub horses and became a...
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3-Year Depreciation in Proposed Legislation

The following press release is from the NTRA: THREE-YEAR RACEHORSE DEPRECIATION PROVISION INCLUDED IN PROPOSED TAX EXTENDERS, DISASTER RELIEF LEGISLATION  LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 1, 2019) – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced bipartisan tax and disaster relief legislation on Thursday, February 28, that includes three-year depreciation for racehorses. Under the proposed package, three-year racehorse depreciation would be retroactive for 2018, continue through 2019 and grant taxpayers the...
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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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