Just nine days before the January 12 beginning of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) Winter Convention in Hollywood Beach, Florida, Calder Race Course General Manager John Marshall informed the Florida HBPA, which is hosting the event, that the racetrack was significantly scaling back its prior sponsorship commitment of $10,000.
As a result, the Convention faces a budgetary shortfall. Any individual or organization that might be able to help bridge that monetary gap with an emergency sponsorship is requested to please contact Wanda at the Florida HBPA (Telephone: (305) 625-4591 or FHBPA@bellsouth.net).
The National HBPA represents over 35,000 Thoroughbred racehorse owners and trainers throughout theUnited States. The Florida HBPA has over 5,000 members.