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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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New Protocol for owners on the backside as mandated by Gulfstream Park Management: Owners must present either a Rapid Covid test taken the day of their visit, or a Nasal PCR test taken within 3 days of their visit. Owners are required to follow all Covid-19 protocols in place. Owners will need to be escorted...
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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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