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Nine Races Featured
on Season Opener
at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – April 12, 2018 – The 16th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing will get underway Tuesday, April 17 with a nine-race program beginning at 2:05 p.m. The 120-day race meet will extend through Wednesday, Nov. 7 offering racing four days a week.

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INHBPA Elections

The Indiana HBPA will hold elections for officers and directors in 2018. Our elections occur every three years.
  • Election Day, the day we count ballots, will be October 2, 2018.
  • Ballots will be mailed to members eligible to vote, postmarked no later than September 2, 2018.
  • Indiana HBPA will hold a General Nominations Meeting at Indiana Grand on June 23, 2018.
More information will be forthcoming.
Michael Brown, Executive Director
Indiana HBPA

Topics Announced for HBPA Convention

ROAP Certificate Course Set for Feb. 20-21 in OKC

Equestricon Announces 2018 Dates in Louisville

Information Regarding CDL/ELD Requested from the March 2018 Full Board Meeting

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Track Supers Field Day Set for March 25-27 at Oaklawn

The 17th annual track superintendents' field day will be held March 25-27 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Hosted by Oaklawn Park, the event will begin on Sunday, March 25, with a welcome reception and continue with workshops and demonstrations on Monday and Tuesday. There are no registration fees for the event, as it is supported by sponsors, and a special rate is available at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs.

The track superintendents group meets yearly to discuss best practices, share surface maintenance techniques, participate in educational forums and discuss ways to better serve the equine industry.

Visit to register and learn more.

ELD and CDL Webinar Recording Available from ACHC

While registration filled up quickly for the American Horse Council's First Quarter 2018 webinar on the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and Commercial Drivers License (CDL) requirements, the AHC recorded the webinar in order to share with AHC members and horsemen.

This is a multifactorial issue, with requirements for a CDL varying from state to state. The AHC is planning on hosting a second webinar on this topic in the coming weeks, and will be meeting with the Department of Transportation this coming Friday to further address how to best communicate the complexities of the requirements to the equine industry.

The AHC recommends contacting your state Department of Transportation for specific questions on the CDL regulations for your state. To view a list of state by state contacts,  please click here .

You can access the webinar recording  by clicking here .

If you have any questions, please contact the AHC at .

Registration & Hotel Reservations Now Open for 2018 National HBPA Convention in New Orleans

Dates Approved for 2018 Racing Meet

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – Dec. 7, 2017 – The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved the 2018 racing dates during their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 6.
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