“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 [...]


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 [...]


National HBPA convention: Hamelback advocates advisory committee to help stewards navigate thorny medication cases

Eric Hamelback (Photo by Denis Blake/National HBPA) Eric Hamelback, chief executive officer of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, is developing a concept he believes would help stewards navigate the increasingly complex world when highly sophisticated testing collides with environmental contamination and the inadvertent transfer of matter to racehorses. Speaking Friday on [...]


National HBPA Convention – Louisville economist: Have data, will study; Unlimited potential of research benefits for racing

Dr. Steven Vickner (Photo by by Denis Blake/National HBPA) Economist Steven Vickner, an associate professor in the University of Louisville College of Business’ equine industry program, knows the possibilities of cutting-edge research that could help horse racing make smarter business decisions. He just needs the data. So continued the call Thursday at the [...]


National HBPA Convention: Racing can’t afford status quo; Call for more free data, fixed odds, equine welfare

Video: Thoroughbred Idea Foundation as keynote panel Video: Accessing Our Industry’s Stats into the Future To grow its consumer base and revenue, horse racing must change the way it does business — including giving away free past-performance information that horseplayers use to handicap before placing bets. That belief was expressed repeatedly throughout Wednesday’s first day of [...]


National HBPA Convention: Finding Ways To Do Things Better

Finding ways for horse racing to do things better is the overarching theme of the National HBPA Convention March 12-16 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla. That also is the mission of the new Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, a horse-racing think tank whose representatives form the March 13 keynote panel at [...]


Thoroughbred Idea Foundation to Provide Keynote Panel at National HBPA Convention

In an effort to continue supporting and promoting Thoroughbred racing and the encompassing industry, the keynote address at the National HBPA’s annual convention in March of 2019 will be a panel of representatives from the recently established Thoroughbred Idea Foundation. The non-profit Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) was formed earlier this year to create an active [...]