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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Grants $3.42 million to Accredited Organizations

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that $3,420,000 will be awarded as grants to 74 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations that currently hold TAA accreditation. Since inception in 2012, the TAA has now awarded more than $17.2 million in grants to accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations. “The TAA is pleased to be able to award more than $3 [...]


Billy Badgett Tabbed as Executive Director of Florida HBPA

The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has tabbed veteran trainer and racing executive William 'Billy' Badgett to fill the group's vacant position of executive director. Badgett, 67, recently left his position as vice president of racing at Gulfstream Park after a five-year stint on the frontside following a long and distinguished career as a [...]


RTCA to Raffle Toro or Exmark Mower as a Fundraiser

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA), in partnership with the National HBPA and Equine Equipment, is pleased to announced a fundraising raffle to help the organization further its goal of serving the racing industry. The RTCA will be selling 200 raffle tickets at $50 each for a chance to win a commercial Toro or [...]


Remington Park to Host 2020 Track Superintendents Field Day

Registration is now open for the upcoming 2020 Track Superintendents Field Day at Remington Park. Please visit www.tracksupers.com to learn more or call 877-905-0004 to register. The event is open to all Track Superintendents and their staff. The Superintendents are an independent group that meets annually to discuss best practices related to track maintenance and [...]


Nearly 1,000 Stakeholders from Across the Racing Industry Sign Public Letter In Support of Protecting Lasix as a Choice on Race-Day

Photo by John Engelhardt “Lasix has proven to be an effective and benign therapeutic remedy for bleeding and is more humane than taking away a horse's access to water. The current, well-regulated system of administration and disclosure works well for horses, horsemen and horseplayers alike. Criminalizing its use would be a huge [...]


The Interactive, Electronic Edition of The Horsemen’s Journal Fall 2019 Issue is Now Available

The interactive, electronic version of The Horsemen’s Journal’s Fall 2019 issue is now available online. It is an enhanced version of the printed magazine, which is currently being mailed. To view it, click here. Features in the issue include: The Truth About Medication, Veterinary Care and Breakdowns It’s important to examine the facts and research [...]


Klaravich Stables, John D. Gunther, Best A Luck Farm LLC and Stage Magic, Top Winners at 34th Annual TOBA National Awards

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s 34th Annual National Awards Dinner was held at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky. on Saturday, September 7. Seth Klarman of Klaravich Stables was named TOBA’s National Owner of the Year, and John D. Gunther was named the National Breeder of the Year. Thomas and Lori Fackler of Best A Luck [...]