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  1. National HBPA Statement on Federal Indictments
    National HBPA Statement on Federal Indictments
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sent on behalf of the National HBPA 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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  1. IMPORTANT Dates for Move-In at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
    IMPORTANT Dates for Move-In at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
    Note: Subject to weather conditions Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th - Horsemen may come in and bed stalls, move in tack rooms, set up etc. Monday, March 9th - Horses may ship into stalls. Tuesday, March 10th - Training begins. Training hours will be set once the track superintendent determines weather forecast and will be tailored to ensure the safety of the equine and human participants. Trainers requesting dormitory rooms should contact the race office. NOTE: Due to the significant increase of individuals moving to the Shelbyville area there is an extreme shortage of apartments in the area. Most apartment complexes have a waiting list.