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Nominees Confirmed for 2018 FHBPA Elections/Awards Presented

The FHBPA held its Nominating Meeting for its 2018 Board of Directors election at Adena Grill at Gulfstream Park last Sunday. Thirteen nominees have been confirmed by the FHBPA Nominating Committee for five available positions. The nominees, who must still sign an affidavit confirming their intent to run, are incumbent owners Adam Lazarus and Stephen Screnci along with newcomers Bob Edwards and Troy Levy. Incumbent trainers Joe Orseno and Barry Rose were nominated along with...
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His Place Ministries and Milton W. Wolfson to be honored at Nominating Meeting Dinner

The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association will hold its Nominating/General Membership Meeting and Awards Dinner on Sunday, December 10. The FHBPA will be accepting nominations for 5 open seats on the board. For more information on the nomination process please see the related story and Bylaws at www.fhbpa.org. All licensed Florida thoroughbred owners and trainers are invited to attend. The FHBPA will be honoring those who make a difference in the South Florida horsemen...
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Kent Stirling Remembered

The FHBPA Board of Directors made a $10,000 donation in the memory of former FHBPA Executive Director Kent Stirling to the chaplaincy at Gulfstream, His Place Ministries, for the purchase of a van. Chaplain Tom LaPointe, who was very close to Kent, was in need of a van to replace the one they were using for delivering food to backstretch workers and people to appointments and events. Kent strongly supported the chaplaincy at Gulfstream and...
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GENERAL MEETING / NOMINATING DINNER DECEMBER 10

The FHBPA will hold its annual Nominating Meeting/General Membership and Awards Dinner on December 10, 2017 beginning at 5:30 pm at the Adena Grill restaurant at The Village at Gulfstream Park adjacent to the track. Nominations for the 2018 FHBPA Board of Directors election will be taken there for five Directors’ whose three-year terms are expiring March of 2018. The five, three-year Director positions to be elected include two trainer-directors, two owner-only directors and one...
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Stephen Screnci New FHBPA President

Thoroughbred owner Stephen Screnci is the new President of Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association, Inc., succeeding Bill White.  Originally from Massachusetts, Stephen was licensed as an attorney in 1993 before being licensed and moving to Florida in 1995. He owns his firm, Stephen W. Screnci, P.A. located in Boca Raton, and he has extensive experience in contract law. Stephen owned his first thoroughbred race horses in the early 1990s running at Suffolk Downs and...
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Jockey Mount Fees to Increase Starting at GPW

The start of the Fall Turf Festival at Gulfstream Park West on Wednesday October 4, 2017 will see the first increase in jockey mount fees at Gulfstream since January 2009. After nearly a year of discussions with the Jockeys’ Guild, the FHBPA approved a $25 increase to non-percentage losing mount fees. All percentage fees remain the same. The Jockeys’ Guild has also set up a pension plan for riders at GP and GPW which will...
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