KEEP Day Connects KEEP Members with Friends in the Legislature, Old and New

Senator Steve West (left) with National HBPA CEO Eric Hamelback Kentucky equine-industry participants and supporters got the chance to emphasize the important impact horses have on the state and local economies during visits with state legislators on Wednesday’s KEEP Day in Frankfort organized by the Kentucky Equine Education Project. Several dozen stake-holders in [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]