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The FHBPA is pleased to announce that Jose “Manny” Parra has been selected as the July Groom of the Month. Manny works in the barn of trainer Kathy Davey, who has succeeded her late husband Milt Wolfson. Kathy is very complimentary of Manny’s work. A native of Durango Mexico, where his family still resides, Manny...
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FHBPA pleased to resume the “Groom of the Month” recognitions The FHBPA presented the June Groom of the Month award to Jorge Diaz, from the barn of trainer David Brownlee. The 42 year old Diaz is a native of Guerrero Mexico, married to wife Juliana, and is the proud father of sons Richard (10) and...
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The Florida HBPA is pleased to announce that Kevin Scheen has been selected to become their Executive Director. Kevin replaces Billy Badgett, who has accepted an executive position with The Stronach Group. We wish to acknowledge the great job that Billy has done for the FHBPA and we look forward to continuing to work with...
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Milton Wolfson won 548 races as a trainer during a 30-year career. Milton Wolfson, a trainer for the past 30 years on the Florida circuit, died Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., according to Gulfstream Park. Wolfson was 87 years old. A press release from Gulfstream noted that Wolfson was “a respected horseman known for his...
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Attention to all Gulfstream Park horsemen and women and their workers: It’s that time of year again  were the Memorial  Adult Mobile Van is scheduled to start providing medical services to our Gulfstream patients.  Due to prevention measures from the COVID-19, the Adult Mobile Van will NOT be going out to the community.  Please know...
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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS, THE FHBPA OFFICE WILL BE OPEN ONLY FOR URGENT BUSINESS AND EMERGENCY BENEVOLENCE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE, BUT WE ARE TRYING TO BE AS PROACTIVE AS WE CAN IN THIS TRYING PERIOD. THANK YOU
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The ballots have all been counted and confirmed in the FHBPA 2020 Board of Directors election. There were 2407 ballots submitted this year either thru online voting or submission of paper ballots. Those selected for three (3) year terms were: Ralph Nicks-Trainer Ronald Spatz-Trainer Chester A. Bishop-Owner Teresa C. Palmer-Owner Kathy Davey-Owner The Board will...
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It is the licensee’s responsibility to keep their FHBPA membership current. Your membership needs to be updated every year. If you have an inactive horsemen’s account, but are still licensed in the state of Florida, you will need to contact the FHBPA office to have your annual membership updated. Otherwise please contact the Gulfstream park...
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The FHBPA is pleased to recognize Rodrick Sinkler as the Groom of the Month for February. Rodney, 62 and a native of Barbados, currently works horses in the barn of Kathy Ritvo, joining the Ritvo barn after many years of service to recently retired trainer George Handy. According to Michael Ritvo, “Rodrick has been on...
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Andy Hennosy, an Ohio native and resident of Plant City Florida, represented the FHBPA at the recent NHC Championships in Las Vegas Nevada. Hennosy earned his seat at the 21st edition of the NTRA event by besting the best FHBPA handicappers at Gulfstream Park. The event, which featured a total prize pot of $2,997,500, was...
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