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Keeneland Catalogs 4,644 Yearlings for 2019 September Sale

Photo courtesy Keeneland Keeneland announced today that 4,644 yearlings have been cataloged for the 76th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale to be held Sept. 9-22. The auction, which attracts the Thoroughbred industry’s most prominent domestic and international buyers to purchase horses to compete at the highest levels of racing globally, features a revised format [...]


“Back to School/PDJF Night” Held at Indiana Grand, Indiana HBPA Makes $10,000 Donation

Photo by Coady Photography Indiana Grand Racing & Casino participated in the national “PDJF Racing Across America” Saturday, July 27. The entire evening was dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, an event that was held across North America and various racetracks. Indiana Grand jockeys participated in several [...]


What the National HBPA is Doing to Protect Horses

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA) was recently asked by The Paulick Report to summarize, “what is NHBPA doing to protect the health and welfare of horses?” At the NHBPA, we are proud of our many initiatives on this front. At the core of the National HBPA mission is encouraging the highest standards [...]


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 [...]