Join Us in Las Vegas for the National HBPA Convention

Topics include horsemen’s relations, aftercare, ADWs; Kentucky Downs’ Johnsen delivering keynote address Racetracks developing strong relations with their horsemen is good for business. So is the sport’s stake-holders investing in thoroughbred retirement. Those are two panel discussions during what promises to be a lively and informative National HBPA Convention March 7-10. at Las Vegas’ South [...]

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 [...]

Equine Equipment breaks ground: Sponsors track-crew internships at Keeneland, Mahoning Valley

Mahoning Valley track superintendent R. J. Moore with his track crew (Photo courtesy Mahoning Valley) Innovative Equine Marketing, which provides manufacturer discounts to the horse world through its Equine Equipment program, is launching America’s first internships for college students interested in the field of racetrack maintenance and getting on course to being a [...]

Kentucky Well Represented in Claiming Crown at Florida’s Gulfstream Park

Daddy's Boo (Photo by Reed Palmer Photography) From Kentucky Downs news release Posted: 12/2/16 Kentucky will be well-represented among the 118 horses entered in Saturday’s nine Claiming Crown races at Gulfstream Park, including the impressive winners of Kentucky Downs’ pair of $75,000 automatic-qualifier preps in Cammack and Daddy’s Boo. The $1.1 million Claiming [...]

Kentucky HBPA, Churchill Downs Contribute $55,000 to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Kentucky HPBA President Rick Hiles (left) and Churchill Downs Incorporated Executive Director of Racing Mike Ziegler present the donation to TAA representative Ashton Moynihan. (Photo by Coady Photography) From Churchill Downs news release Posted: 11/25/16 Churchill Downs Racetrack and its horsemen presented checks totaling $55,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (“TAA”) between races [...]