Iowa Horsemen to Leverage Gaming Experience for Benefit of Iowa

The Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) announced today their intent to become the single license holder in Iowa for sports wagering. Their bill, which was recently released by the state government committees in both the Iowa House as HSB 124 and Senate as SSB 1100, demonstrates the horsemen’s unique ability to implement sports [...]


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 [...]


Registration and Hotel Reservations Now Open for 2018 National HBPA Convention in New Orleans

Laissez les bons temps rouler! The National HBPA will hold its 2018 convention at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel New Orleans at the corner of Canal and Bourbon streets from Tuesday, March 13, through Saturday, March 17. Registration and hotel reservations are now open! A tentative agenda and complete information is available at and [...]


Tracks in Iowa and Oklahoma Announce Updated EHV-1 Policies

From Prairie Meadows and Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission news releases Posted: 6/21/16 Racetracks in Iowa and Oklahoma have announced updated EHV-1 policies in response to a recent positive at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico. Following is the information regarding both states: Oklahoma: Due to serious concerns based on a recent confirmation of the neurologic strain [...]


EHV Restrictions Lifted at Prairie Meadows

From Iowa HBPA news release Posted: 5/11/16 With the May 10 lifting of preventative measures instituted to protect Iowa horses from the outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus elsewhere, the Iowa HBPA applauds the cooperation between the horsemen, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and regulatory officials. The Iowa division of the Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association [...]

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