The Interactive, Electronic Edition of The Horsemen’s Journal Summer 2017 Issue is Now Available

The interactive, electronic version of The Horsemen’s Journal’s Summer 2017 issue is now available online. It is an enhanced version of our Summer issue, which is currently being mailed. To view it, click here. Features in the issue include: OLD FRIENDS’ MOST CHARMING RETIREE Silver Charm is one of several Triple Crown race winners enjoying the good life [...]


Owners’ Groom Elite Classes to be Held at Santa Anita

The Elite Program Inc., through its Groom Elite programming, is excited to announce a unique opportunity for owners of racehorses to receive the same instruction that has been taught to over 3,000 grooms, inmates and others since 2001. Owners Groom Elite Session I will be conducted at Santa Anita Park on July 10-14 followed by [...]


Trainers’ Exam Prep Class Set for June 28-30 in Lexington

C. Reid McLellan, PhD., executive director of The (Groom) Elite Program, Inc., and a nationally known equine educator, will be conducting a Trainers’ Exam Prep Class in Lexington, Kentucky, on June 28-30. Since 1998 this program has provided information about the rules of racing to individuals considering taking a state licensing exam. It has also [...]


Images, Presentations and Videos from the Pan Am Conference and IFAR now Available

Images, presentations and videos from the Pan American Conference and the International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) are available online. To view the Pan Am materials, visit and click the Resources tab. To view the IFAR materials, visit and click Resources tab and then click the link to the presentations. The [...]


Aftercare Advocates Stress Owner Responsibility, Humane Treatment at First International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses

International advocates for equine aftercare emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment in addition to sharing insights on retirement programs for horses whose racing or breeding careers have ended during the two day International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), which held its first conference in Washington, D.C., on May 17 and 18, 2017. The [...]


Congress Poised to Pass Limited H-2B Cap Relief

As you know, the H-2B visa is of vital importance to the horse racing industry. The National HBPA, along with others in the racing industry and other industries that use the H-2B visa, have been working hard to ensure this visa remains a viable option. The good news is that Congress is poised to provide [...]