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FTBOA, OBS Join Florida HBPA In Fight To Block Calder’s Horse Racing To Jai-Alai Swap

Florida's Thoroughbred racehorse owners and trainers—members of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (“FHBPA”)—noted a Florida Administrative Court's approval for two key horse racing industry organizations to join their ongoing fight against Calder Casino and Race Course's (“Calder's”) so-called pari-mutuel “permit swap.” In an Order issued May 7, 2019, Judge Darren A. Schwartz cleared the way for […]

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Florida HBPA Sues State Regulators, Calder Race Course Over Jai Alai Permit

The same bureaucrats in Tallahassee, Fla., who define a “horse race” as two equines ambling down a dirt path at a snail's pace have been sued by the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association for giving Calder Race Course a summer jai alai permit that will allow the Churchill Downs Inc.-owned track to stiff Thoroughbred […]

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A ‘Sidewalk’ Between Them? Florida Horsemen, Calder Do Battle In Court

A Florida judge heard arguments Tuesday from horsemen and state gambling regulators over whether Calder Race Course should legally be able to maintain its slots license. At issue is a state law that says slot machine areas must remain “contiguous and connected” to the area where live races are taking place. It a lawsuit, the […]

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‘Unlimited Potential’: Three-Way Deal A Big Boost To Florida-Bred Program

P.J. Campo calls the recently-signed agreement between Gulfstream Park, the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association (FTBOA) and Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) “a new beginning with unlimited potential.” “We're moving in an exciting direction with this agreement,” said Campo, Vice President of Racing for Gulfstream Park and The Stronach Group. The tri-party […]

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Screnci New Florida HBPA President After White Resigns From Board

Bill White, president of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association since March 2015, has resigned from the organization's board of directors, Florida HBPA executive director Glen Berman confirmed on Thursday. White's resignation from the board automatically ended his term as president. Owner director Stephen Screnci, an attorney who had been serving as the Florida […]

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Kent Stirling, Longtime Executive Director Of Florida HBPA, Dies At 72

Kent Stirling, who for many years was the executive director of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, died Sept. 5 after a recurrence of cancer, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. He was 72. Stirling served as the executive director of the Florida HBPA from 1995 – 2015; he served as president of that […]

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Sophomore Races Cut From Florida Sire Stakes Series

A total of six races for 3-year-olds, nominated progeny of stallions registered with the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association, have been cancelled in 2017 due to a funding dispute. The six 2-year-old races will go on as scheduled, reports bloodhorse.com, but disagreements between the FTBOA and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, the former having […]

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