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The National HBPA Convention

May 21, 2012
 
By Kent H. Stirling
 
The National HBPA Convention held last January in Hollywood Beach, Florida was a great success as those of you who attended already know, and those of you who could not attend in person certainly were able to discern from reading about it in the last issue of the Horsemen’s Journal.  Great panels were held on, among others, Wagering and Alternative Gaming, Legislative Affairs, Immigration and, of course, the Medication Forum which was as usual the best panel.  A great day at the races hosted by Gulfstream was one of the highlight of the convention second only to Gulfstream Park Consultant, Sammy Gordon, being honored for his many years of dedicated service to horsemen as the long-time President of the Florida HBPA.
 
None of what took place at the HBPA Convention in Florida would have been possible without our many wonderful sponsors, whom we would like to honor below, but I would be remiss if I did not single out the overly generous donations of :
Gulfstream Park
Oklahoma HBPA
XpressBet
Others  who were also generous sponsors:
Calder Race Course
Ocala Breeders Sales Compnay (OBS)
Maroevich, O’Shea & Coghlan Insurance, Inc. (MOC)
Racing and Gaming Services (RGS)
Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners (FTBOA)
Tiegland, Franklin & Brokken, DVMs, PA
Bruce Green, Esquire
Burch & Burch, DVMs
Finish Line Feed
Lorraine Horse Transport
Arizona HBPA
Arkansas HBPA
Indiana HBPA
Michigan HBPA
Minnesota HBPA
Ontario HBPA
Pennsylvania HBPA
Tampa Bay HBPA
Washington HBPA