Registration Now Open for National HBPA Convention in Las Vegas

Registration is now open for the National HBPA Convention set for March 7-11, 2017, at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas. The tentative agenda is also posted. Click here for information about the convention and registration. The NHBPA March event will be the only convention in 2017. Elected HBPA horsemen from [...]

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 [...]

Prairie Meadows Implements Additional Equine Herpesvirus-1 Bio-Security Protocols

From Prairie Meadows news release Posted: 4/20/16 Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, and Hotel will implement additional Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) bio-security protocols effective immediately. Prairie Meadows is set to open its 2016 Thoroughbred racing season on Thursday, April 28. “The track is not under quarantine and we have had no positive tests for EHV-1 here,” said [...]

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