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The FHBPA-sponsored Not Surprising Stakes was captured by Sterling Drive, a 10-1 shot from the barn of Milt Wolfson for N.T.S. Stable on July 6th. The race brings fond memories to the Van Worp family, who made the pilgrimage down to witness this tribute to their hard knocking gelding. A true bargain, Not Surprising brought...
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The FHBPA is pleased to recognize Eddie Gonzales as the Groom of the Month for May. Eddie, 28, is a native of Guatemala. He is married with 2 children who are currently living in Guatemala. He is employed in the Palm Meadows barn of trainer Elizabeth Dobles. Eddie enjoyed working around horses and cows in...
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FHBPA is pleased to recognize Eduardo Diaz as the Groom of the Month for February 2019. A native of Mexico, Eduardo came to the US about 12 years ago to join his brothers who were working on the backside of Calder Race Course. Growing up on a horse farm provided good experience for Eduardo when...
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The winner of the FHBPA seat to the NTRA/NHC tournament in Las Vegas, Bill Fuchs, represented well out in the big show February 8th – 10th. Taking on a field of 668 handicappers, Bill hit the wire in 45th place bringing home a tidy booty for his efforts. “It was a dizzying experience” according to...
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The FHBPA held its annual end of the year Board nominations and General Membership meeting dinner on 12/13 in the Ten Palms Restaurant at Gulfstream Park. Approximately 100 attendees enjoyed great food, drink, and conversation making it a fun and sociable evening for all. FHBPA Executive Director Glen Berman and President Steve Screnci provided an...
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by Press Release | 11.14.2018 | 4:07pm Jerry Bozzo   Jerry Bozzo, who passed away last Sunday at the age of 98, will be remembered as the oldest winning Thoroughbred trainer in history,  as well as a gentleman and a scholar. “He was a great gentleman. It was a pleasure to ride for him, but it was...
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Gulfstream Park will host the “Clasico Internacional del Caribe” for the second straight year on December 8th. Horses are expected in from Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama and Jamaica. They will be vying for top honors in the 5 races carded, culminating with the $300,000 “Caribbean Derby” on a...
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The FHBPA urges all Florida horsemen to vote Yes on Amendment 3 to the Florida Constitution which is on the November ballot. Amendment 3 prohibits any future expansion of casino gaming in the State by legislators and reserves any such expansion to a vote of the people of the entire State. A Yes vote on...
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The 3rd and 4th races of the 10-race FHBPA/GP Spring/Summer Stakes Series featuring Florida-Breds were recently run. The next races in the Series will be The Not Surprising and The Martha Washington Stakes, both on July 7. These are $100,000 open one mile turf stakes races for 3-year-olds with an additional $25,000 enhanced purse for...
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The start of the Fall Turf Festival at Gulfstream Park West on Wednesday October 4, 2017 will see the first increase in jockey mount fees at Gulfstream since January 2009. After nearly a year of discussions with the Jockeys’ Guild, the FHBPA approved a $25 increase to non-percentage losing mount fees. All percentage fees remain...
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