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 [...]

2019-03-16T15:15:34+00:00

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 [...]

2019-03-15T13:35:49+00:00

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 [...]

2019-03-14T14:15:27+00:00

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 [...]

2019-03-07T14:59:19+00:00

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 [...]

2019-02-06T20:14:04+00:00

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 [...]

2018-11-13T18:09:02+00:00

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 www.hbpa.org/convention and [...]

2017-12-20T17:02:13+00:00
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