August 2, 2011
The Board of Directors of the FHBPA met on Thursday night at Gulfstream Park to seat their new Board Members and elect their officers for the next year. Seated as Owner Directors to three year terms were Sammy Gordon and new comers, Kathy Davey and Gene Stevens. Seated as Trainer Directors to three year terms were Richard Root and newly elected William Kaplan. Serving one year terms as Alternates were Owner Chester Bishop and Trainers Ralph Ziadie and Robert Jeffries.
In its annual election of officers, the Florida HBPA Board of Directors voted Sammy Gordon to serve his seventh term as President. By serving as President Gordon will again break the record for terms as President he established last year. The Board also elected as Vice Presidents, Phil Combest, Barry Rose and Teresa Palmer. Gordon also appointed Rose as Treasurer and newly elected Bill Kaplan as Secretary.