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.
The Jockey Club reminds owners of unregistered yearlings and 2-year-olds that to avoid additional late registration fees the requirements for registration must be completed by December 31, 2014. The late registration fee increases from $550 to $800 after December 31 of the yearling year and from $800 to $2,025 after December 31 of the 2-year-old year. Interactive Registration™ (IR) is the most efficient means to complete the Application for Foal Registration and other registration requirements. IR enables customers to check the status of their applications and, through the Registration Center, view and resolve outstanding conditions of registration. Sign-up is free at registry.jockeyclub.com.
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.
The National HBPA commends and applauds the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s (ARCI) actions last week approving various changes to some of the Medication Model Rules. View full story.