Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse Racehorse Owner, Trainer and Breeder Representatives to Speak at Both November 14 and 15 Hearings
Leadership representatives from Florida’s most prominent racehorse owners, trainers and breeders associations will be on hand to testify at both Florida Senate Gaming Committee public hearings this week, Thursday, November 14 in Pensacola, and Friday, November 15 in Jacksonville.
Scheduled to speak at both hearings is Teresa Palmer, a Board member of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA), as well as a member of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association. She will represent Thoroughbred owners, trainers and breeders.
At the November 15 Jacksonville hearing, Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association Board Member John Shaw will address the panel of lawmakers. Mr. Shaw also represents the Florida Quarter Horse Breeders’ and Owners’ Association. Both Quarter Horse organizations are part of the American Quarter Horse Association, an international organization of over 350,000 members.
“The fact that these two individuals have the degree of involvement in the Florida horse racing industry they do is a good indicator of just how far-reaching our economic impact is,” explained FHBPA Executive Director Kent Stirling. “Our goal is to convey that to our legislators as they contemplate the implications of future public policy on our members’ businesses and their employees.”
To view the complete list of speakers and agenda for the November 14 Pensacola hearing, click HERE.
To view the complete list of speakers and agenda for the November 15 Jacksonville hearing, click HERE.