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By Glen Berman Switching from the scheduled 7 ½ furlongs on the turf to 7 furlongs on a dirt track listed as good couldn’t stop odds-on favorite Kroy from cruising to victory in The Bear’s Den Stakes at Gulfstream on Sunday. The $100,000 Bear’s Den for Florida-bred three-year-olds was the 10th of a 10-race Spring/Summer...
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  Published in the Miami Herald on Sept. 17, 2017 Kent Hansen Stirling, age 72, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away at home on September 6, 2017 after waging his 4th courageous battle against cancer. Kent is survived by his devoted wife Sheri; his daughter, Ginger Allen and husband Michael; his daughter Lori Schneider and...
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Horsemen, I am hopeful that the information below clarifies the FHBPA’s positions as to Florida-bred races in comparison to the Florida Sire Stakes. Some points of interest: Historically and until the last few years, Calder managed the Florida Stallion Stakes. When moved to Gulfstream it was renamed the Florida Sire Stakes. At Calder, the FSS...
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Horsemen, During the past year, the FHBPA has reached out to our members outside of the South Florida area. I have been asked to come and address current issues with horsemen in the Ocala area on three separate occasions over the last several months. On each occasion, several of the FHBPA Board’s Directors have also...
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The FHBPA has instituted a re-vamped college scholarship program for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The scholarship awards are need-based and open to all backstretch workers and their sons and daughters.  In this kickoff year, the awards totaled $30,000.00. The recipients are all fine, deserving students attending a wide range of colleges as indicated below.  Their...
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