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National HBPA and THA: There must be a fair process that gives horsemen right to confront allegations of wrongdoing

Due process is a fundamental and accepted constitutional right in our country. In a government sanctioned and regulated industry, it is required. Every person in our industry who holds a license to participate is given a right to due process when their livelihood is threatened. We are an industry that operates according to rules [...]


TOBA to Host Annual National Awards Dinner on September 7

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that the 34th annual TOBA National Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky. The National Awards Dinner honors owners and breeders from 21 states and Canada. Also recognized are the National Owner of the Year and National Owner Finalists, [...]


National HBPA Opposes Senate Introduction of the Horseracing Integrity Act (S. 1820)

The National Horseman’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) announces its opposition to the Senate version of the Horseracing Integrity Act (S. 1820), introduced last week by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). On behalf of Thoroughbred race horse owners and trainers, the HBPA has been steadfast in its opposition to the House companion [...]


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

The interactive, electronic version of The Horsemen’s Journal’s Summer 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: A True Feel-Good Story for Racing The racing community has stepped up to embrace a young fan’s love of the racetrack [...]


Statement from the National HBPA on HBO’s “Real Sports” Segment on Horse Racing

Statement from the National HBPA on HBO's "Real Sports" Segment on Horse Racing: "I am extremely frustrated with HBO's 'Real Sports' program that aired a despicable, one-sided and inaccurate view of the horse racing industry. Everyone involved in horse racing should be appalled that the producers broadcast a segment without any acknowledgment of the significant [...]


Full Agenda Set for Track Superintendents’ Field Day at Charles Town, Legendary Driver John Campbell Added as a Speaker

Track superintendents and their staffs from around North America are set to meet at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on June 23-25 for a full schedule of educational panels as part of Track Superintendents’ Field Day. A complete agenda for the event has been announced, with award-winning speaker, author and farmer Jolene Brown set [...]

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