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Florida Thoroughbred Retirement Group has Successful Fundraiser   February 11, 2011 By Kent H. Stirling, FHBPA Executive Director     A fundraising event for retired Thoroughbred race horses that ended their racing careers at either Calder or Gulfstream Park was held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino.  It was hosted by...
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FHBPA Claiming Insurance Pays Off Twice   February 11, 2011 By Kent H. Stirling, FHBPA Executive Director     The FHBPA claiming Protection paid on two claims in 2010 after a quiet 2009 when no one was unfortunate enough to claim a horse that had to be destroyed after the race.  In October owner Ron...
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Another Rout for Florida Breds in Sunshine Millions   February 11, 2011 By Kent H. Stirling, FHBPA Executive Director     The Sunshine Millions has been run now for nine years.  And for nine years the Florida Breds have defeated the California Breds on a 5-3-1 point scoring system for first, second and third.  This...
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Common Sense Medication Testing: R.I.P.   By Kent H. Stirling, FHBPA Executive Director February 11, 2011   “My answer is that you should stay in a common sense situation, and as soon as the techniques lead you into nonsense, you should reverse. The philosophy must produce the technique, and the technique must not produce the...
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Calder Horses Account for Two Breeders’ Cup Races   November 10, 2010 By Kent H. Stirling, FHBPA Executive Director     After Calder horses had displayed their mettle at their home track in July by accounting for six of the seven Summit of Speed races, they displayed it again in this years Breeders’ Cup.  Ironically...
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The Missing Florida Bute Study   By Kent H. Stirling, FHBPA Executive Director November 10, 2010   This year in early September, Dr. Larry Soma of the University of Pennsylvania sent his equine medication advise to the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission and the Pennsylvania horsemen in a 16 page document titled “Summary of Medication Recommendations”. ...
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Former Florida HBPA Vice President, Tim Ritvo, Hired by MID   November 10, 2010 By Kent H. Stirling, FHBPA Executive Director     This spring MI Developments (MID) picked up most of the bankrupt Magna Entertainment Corporation (MEC) properties.  The Chairman of both companies was and is Frank Stronach.   In November of 2000, Stronach...
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Groom Elite   November 10, 2010   For the fourth consecutive year, Calder and the Florida HBPA held Groom Elite 101 and 201 classes conducted at Calder by Dr. Reed McClellan.  The 101 Groom Elite program graduated 22 grooms.  Most of the 101 graduates participated in the 201 course with 14 of them graduating.  Calder...
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FHBPA NOMINATING AND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING   November 10, 2010   The FHBPA board approved the nominating/election committee – Teresa Palmer, Larry Pilotti, Manny Tortora (alternates – Kent Stirling, Wanda Stirling, Patricia Jernigan).   The nominees for the 2011 FHBPA election are: owners – Chester Bishop, Rohan Crichton, Kathy Davey, Sam Gordon, Adam Lazarus, Curtis...
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Summit of Success for Calder Horsemen   August 12, 2010 By Kent H. Stirling, FHBPA Executive Director     On July 10th, Calder again held the 1.35 million dollar Summit of Speed (or the “SOS”).  The Summit of Speed consisted of seven sprint races of six furlongs or less comprised of one Grade 1, two...
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