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The Missing Florida Bute Study

The Missing Florida Bute Study   By Kent H. Stirling, FHBPA Executive Director November 10, 2010   This year in early September, Dr. Larry Soma of the University of Pennsylvania sent his equine medication advise to the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission and the Pennsylvania horsemen in a 16 page document titled “Summary of Medication Recommendations”.  On page 12 he began a review on phenylbutazone, commonly known as bute.  On page 13 he displayed a chart...
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Former Florida HBPA Vice President, Tim Ritvo, Hired by MID

Former Florida HBPA Vice President, Tim Ritvo, Hired by MID   November 10, 2010 By Kent H. Stirling, FHBPA Executive Director     This spring MI Developments (MID) picked up most of the bankrupt Magna Entertainment Corporation (MEC) properties.  The Chairman of both companies was and is Frank Stronach.   In November of 2000, Stronach tapped the then Florida HBPA President, Scott Savin, to be President and General Manager of Gulfstream Park.  Scott served in...
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Groom Elite

Groom Elite   November 10, 2010   For the fourth consecutive year, Calder and the Florida HBPA held Groom Elite 101 and 201 classes conducted at Calder by Dr. Reed McClellan.  The 101 Groom Elite program graduated 22 grooms.  Most of the 101 graduates participated in the 201 course with 14 of them graduating.  Calder and the Florida HBPA split the cost of these most worthwhile classes for those desiring to be the best grooms...
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FHBPA NOMINATING AND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

FHBPA NOMINATING AND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING   November 10, 2010   The FHBPA board approved the nominating/election committee – Teresa Palmer, Larry Pilotti, Manny Tortora (alternates – Kent Stirling, Wanda Stirling, Patricia Jernigan).   The nominees for the 2011 FHBPA election are: owners – Chester Bishop, Rohan Crichton, Kathy Davey, Sam Gordon, Adam Lazarus, Curtis Mikkelsen, Gene Stevens – trainers – Ron Gaffney, Bob Jeffries, Bill Kaplan, Herbert Miller, Terry Oliver, Richard Root, Ralph Ziadie....
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Summit of Success for Calder Horsemen

Summit of Success for Calder Horsemen   August 12, 2010 By Kent H. Stirling, FHBPA Executive Director     On July 10th, Calder again held the 1.35 million dollar Summit of Speed (or the “SOS”).  The Summit of Speed consisted of seven sprint races of six furlongs or less comprised of one Grade 1, two Grade II’s and one Grade III stake races.  In the past, Calder horsemen for the most part believed the acronym...
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