Message from INHBPA Executive Director, Brian Elmore - March 14, 2020

Part 1:
All gaming facilities under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Gaming Commission will close operations effective at 6:00 am Monday, March 16th for a period of (2) weeks. This includes Indiana Grand and Hoosier Park.
*Note: The casinos will be closed for the (2) week period and possibly longer due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

Part 2:
I have just reached notification from Indiana Grand, who after consultation with representatives from the IHRC, that effective immediately there will not be any more horses allowed to enter the Indiana Grand stable area. This "entry ban" will be in effect until at least March 30th when the situation will be re-evaluated based on the status of the coronavirus pandemic.
*Note: Horses presently stabled at Indiana Grand will be allowed to continue to stable at Indiana Grand and training will continue for those horses without interruption. There may some manner to “screen" individuals who enter the enclosed backside area every time they enter by some means like a thermometer like is being done across the world in airports, etc. I strongly suggest trainers with horses on the backside plan and designate individuals that they would allow to enter and take care of their horses should they or their present help develop the coronavirus or symptoms thereof.

National HBPA Statement on Federal Indictments
​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sent on behalf of the National HBPA - March 9, 2020

The news today of the indictment returned against racehorse trainers, veterinarians and others involved is extremely troubling. The National HBPA focus has always been, and remains, the health and safety of the horse, the jockey and of all individuals coming into contact with the horse, and we strongly oppose the behavior alleged in this indictment. We firmly believe in striving for the highest standards of horsemanship, and our industry strongly believes that anyone participating in the types of activities alleged in this indictment should be severely punished.
Horsemen and horsewomen in this industry truly love their horses and want to ensure each horse is given the highest-quality care in accordance with the rules of racing. We recognize an indictment is not the equivalent to guilt.  At the same time, however, it’s essential to the administration of justice and to the health of our industry for anyone with knowledge of possible illegal activity to cooperate with law-enforcement authorities.
The National HBPA understands it is imperative that our sport is conducted fairly in hopes of upholding the integrity of racing. More importantly, however, we must show care, concern and respect to our competing racehorses and accept that there is no room in our industry for anyone who does not prioritize the health and safety of horses and riders.

About the National HBPA
Founded in 1940, the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is the world’s largest Thoroughbred horsemen’s organization, representing approximately 30,000 owners and trainers throughout the United States and Canada. The responsibilities of the NHBPA and its affiliates have greatly expanded as the racing industry has become more complex. In addition to its original general benevolence mission, the HBPA is the leading force for horsemen in negotiating contracts with tracks as well as the advancement of the sport through safety and integrity initiatives, promoting racing and assisting in the development of aftercare programs for retired racehorses.

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PO Box 228
Fairland, IN 46126-9998

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Executive Director: Brian Elmore
Phone: 765-602-0915
Benevolence Administrator: Lisa Stephens
Phone: 765-698-7830

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INHBPA office is located at Indiana Grand
4300 N. Michigan Road
Shelbyville, IN 46176