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The FHBPA is pleased to announce that Jesus Tapia, from the barn of Mark Casse, has been selected as the Groom of the Month for March. The 26 year old is a native of Mexico and has employed at the barn for the last 3 years. Jesus is single but does have 2 brothers that...
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For the original article click here. Suit Aims to Halt Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act Opponents of a new federal law that would move oversight of horse racing medication rules and drug testing from state regulators to an authority under the Federal Trade Commission by the summer of 2022 have shifted their efforts from the...
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The FHBPA and Gulfstream Park are committed to ensuring that the thoroughbred horses who  participate in our great sport here are well taken care of throughout their lives after their racing careers are over. The Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred Transition program was created just over one year ago, and is capably run by Raina Gunderson, who...
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The FHBPA is pleased to recognize Russty Rendon as the“Groom of the Month” for February 2021. Russty, 37, has worked in the barn of trainer Freddy Velasquez since 2016. He is a native of Puerto Rico, and learned the ropes from his father, a retired/former trainer in PR. According to Freddy, “Russty is exceptionally good...
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Recently we posted an article about Raina Gunderson and the important work she does finding adoptive homes for retiring thoroughbred horses through the Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred Transition program. This week we are writing about Florida Thoroughbred and Adoptive Care (Fl Trac), another thoroughbred after care program supported by the FHBPA and Gulfstream Park. Florida Thoroughbred...
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Our motto at your FHBPA is “horsemen helping horsemen,” to that end we would like to update you on what your association has accomplished in 2020. The benevolence committee continues to prioritize our backstretch population: The lunch voucher program has served over 20,000 lunches to grooms shipping in to race at Gulfstream and Calder. The...
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The FHBPA conducted their annual NHC Tournament last weekend during Pegasus Day at Gulfstream Park. The winner, receives a seat at the National Handicapping Event in August, that is held at Bally’s in Las Vegas, travel vouchers, and free lodging at the hotel. There were 31 entrants in this years contest and the eventual champ...
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As we begin the New Year, the FHBPA is pleased to recognize Oscar Ticun as the Groom of the Month honoree for January. He will be presented with his award on Friday January 22. Oscar first started working with horses about 6 years ago, and the 23 year old native of Guatemala has been a...
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ATTENTION OWNERS & TRAINERS WITH HORSES IN ON PEGASUS UNDERCARD: There are complimentary seats available in the South Beach area in the south grandstand for each Trainer or Owner with a horse in to race on the Pegasus undercard, however, you must obtain tickets from the box office.  Each owner or trainer can be issued...
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