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 Rockingham Park. He got back into racing in South Florida around 2004 and has had hundreds of starts since then, including a graded stakes placed finisher.
Stephen has served as 1st Vice President of the FHBPA this past year and has been the Chairman of the FHBPA Contract Committee the past two years. Among his accomplishments was leading the 2017 contract negotiations with Gulfstream Park which resulted in the elimination of a lingering overpayment in the purse account and the increase in purses this year, particularly at Gulfstream Park West this fall.
Stephen and his wife Cindy have two children, Lia who attends the University of Georgia and Bradley who attends Florida Atlantic University.