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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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