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The Florida HBPA and His Place Ministries are helping children of our backside workers to enjoy the Broward County Fair that is being held at Gulfstream Park Thursday November 14th until Sunday November 24th.  Nothing better than being a part of such joy.
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Do you or your stable employees have an expired State of Florida temporary pari-mutuel license?  If you or anyone you know has been waiting to pick up your permanent pari-mutuel license from the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering . . . they are HERE! So wait no longer!  Come and pick up your permanent pari-mutuel license from Nitza Ramos (pictured) at Gulfstream Park in the State Office (right next to the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and...
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Gulfstream Park Mandatory Thoroughbred Microchipping Ongoing
Effective September 1, 2019, all horses on the Gulfstream Park, Palm Meadows and Gulfstream Park West (Calder) grounds must be microchipped. Microchips are a requirement of Jockey Club registration for Thoroughbreds foaled in 2017 and later. For Thoroughbreds, the International Stud Book Committee (ISBC) has indicated that ISO 11784/11785-compliant microchips are to be inserted on the horse’s left side nuchal ligament. If your horse has not yet been microchipped, Gulfstream’s track veterinarian Dr. Joe Zerilli...
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FHBPA Sheer Drama Stakes
The final race of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) Stakes series was captured last Saturday, September 7, 2019 by the William Stiritz-owned filly, Wildwood’s Beauty, returning a whopping $43.80 mutuel to win. Trained by Scott Becker, the 4 year-old Kantharos filly was booted home to victory by Sammy Camacho. FHBPA Chairman Stephen Screnci and Board Vice President Herb Oster (far left and second left in the top presentation photo) were on hand...
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Canter for the Cause
Are you a horse owner but not a racetracker?  Have you always longed to know what it feels like to ride your horse on a legendary racetrack? A unique opportunity to do just that AND help retired Thoroughbred OTTBs is coming to Gulfstream Park on November 9, 2019 with the inaugural Canter For The Cause, sponsored in part by the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association–Florida’s Thoroughbred owners and trainers! Benefiting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center, Canter...
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Florida Thoroughbred Backstretch English Classes
For three years now, scores of Backstretch workers at Palm Meadows Training Center have been learning to speak English in a classroom setting thanks to an initiative by Breeders’ Cup Champion owner and trainer Carlo Vaccarezza and Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) Chaplain Tom LaPointe. Forty-seven of the newest English class recruits start their journey to become bilingual tonight at 5:30 p.m. (Monday, September 16, 2019) in the Palm Meadows Trainers’ Lounge Kitchen....
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