THP Urgent Action Alert: Please Contact Your State Senator and Representative Expressing Your Support for the Texas Racing Commission
(Austin, Texas - Friday, February 27, 201t) - Last year, at the request of Texas horsemen, the Texas Racing Commission (TxRC) proposed draft rules to regulate and implement pari-mutuel wagering on historical races. The proposed rules were published in the Texas Register and over 13,000 comments, mostly favorable, were received by the agency. Those rules were adopted in August. Now, the TxRC is under fire. Although the agency is funded through industry fees, those fees must be appropriated through the state budget, and Article VIII of Senate Bill 2, (the Senate version of the state budget bill) essentially defunds the Texas Racing Commission. Full Story
THBPA 2015 Board of Directors Election Results
(Austin, Texas - Tuesday, February 10, 2015) - The Texas Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (THBPA) recently concluded its annual Board of Directors election. THBPA members were selecting two owner and one trainer representatives. Owner Louis Trey Malechek III was elected to serve his first term on the Board, replacing longtime director Manuel "Bebe" Gonzalez, Jr. Bryan Stroud was elected to serve his first three-year term in the trainer category, replacing Brad Bolen. Additionally, incumbant owner Ted Abrams was re-elected to another term. Full Story
Lone Star Park Releases Spring Thoroughbred Season Stakes Schedule
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Thursday, February 5, 2015) - Lone Star Park will open its 2015 Spring Thoroughbred Meet on April 9. The 50-day meet will run through July 19 and will offer 11 stakes races worth a total of $1 million. Full Story

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