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Screnci Leading Vote Getter in 2018 FHBPA Election

Boca Raton attorney Stephen W. Screnci was the clear leading vote getter in the 2018 Florida HBPA Board of Directors election which concluded last week. Screnci is an owner who assumed the Presidency of the FHBPA last year and received votes on 70% of the ballots cast. The next highest vote getter was incumbent Trainer Director Joseph Orseno who collected votes on 54% of the ballots cast. Others elected to the FHBPA Board for three-year...
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Ballots for the 2018 FHBPA Board of Directors election will be mailed out to Florida licensed thoroughbred owners and trainers beginning February 12. Online voting begins February 17. The FHBPA Board consists of 15 Directors and each year 5 of those Directors’ positions are up for election to three-year terms. Ballots will be sent out, collected and counted by Simply Voting of Montreal, Canada for the second straight year. Electronic voting option will also be...
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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 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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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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