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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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