The Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (INHBPA) functions as the state-level chapter of the national HBPA.
We are the horsemen on the backside of the track, including owners, trainers, grooms, pony riders, stall help, and hot walkers and others who help prepare, train and care for our equine athletes. Any owner, owner-trainer, or trainer licensed by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission is eligible for membership after one start in any qualified thoroughbred race in Indiana.
The nearly 4,000 members of the Indiana HBPA are led by a volunteer board of directors, elected every three years.
Since the national organization was first formed, sixty years ago, the HBPA has always been dedicated to one constant core value: horsemen helping horsemen. The Indiana HBPA lives that value every day, at the track and in our myriad interactions with regulators, officials, a wide variety of publics and our members. Wherever there is a need to ensure the integrity of racing, the health and welfare of racehorses and participants in racing, and the interests of the racing public; there, you will find the Indiana HBPA.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has released its 2015 stakes schedule for the upcoming Thoroughbred meet. The schedule includes 37 stakes worth more than $4 million in purses for the 120-day race meet, which begins Tuesday, April 21.View full story.
The Indiana HBPA has new benevolence guidelines and rules for 2014, as well as updated application and complaint policies and forms. To read the new guidelines, or to download complain and benevolence applications forms (available in Spanish), click the link below. View benevolence guidelines.
Below is a link to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission’s 2015 Medication Withdrawal Times. This document was last revised April 10, 2015. Please note, reliance on these guidelines is no guarantee of compliance with Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) medication rules. View withdrawal times.