So sorry to report that long time horseman and good friend to many passed away last night. Teresa and her husband Elmer were fixtures at Fairmount Park and then at the Chicago tracks for many years. Teresa served on the H.B.P.A. board of directors and was always very involved in all activities at the track. The horsemen send Elmer their sympathy as Teresa will surely be missed by many.
On Tuesday February 16, a settlement agreement was reached between the Plaintiffs and Defendants in the law suit between the H.B.P.A. Board of Directors, President John Wainwright and Executive Director Lanny Brooks and 22 named Plaintiffs.
Paperwork is being prepared by both attorneys which when signed by all parties will complete the agreement.
The main provision in the agreed settlement is that an early election be held. Both parties agreed to this.
Regular updates will be posted as they become available.
A chance to start making money is right around the corner. The Spring Hawthorne Meet starts next month. We will have condition books in the office on Thursday.
And Hawthorne will have $150.00 in cash waiting for you for each horse you ship up when you head for the paddock.
So continue getting your horses fit and be ready to go get the money next month at Hawthorne.
The H.B.P.A. Board of Directors met today and counted the ballots that were received from membership. There were 179 ballots received. 177 voted yes with 2 voting no. The new bylaws go into effect immediately. To read the new bylaws, click the “info” tab on the web site then click bylaws.
Congratulations to the Board for the good work they did on this project.
Dawn Martin who was seriously injured Christmas Eve on the track is home from the hospital and continues to mend.
Bill Duncan who suffered a mild heart attack and double pneumonia has been in the hospital since Monday is doing much better and is due to be released very soon.
Ed Morgan who was involved in a head on collision is recuperating in a long term care facility.
I regret to report that our former longtime track kitchen manager and good friend, Cindy Spiker passed away this past Thursday.
Just a reminder that the ballots to change the Association bylaws will be counted on Saturday January 23rd. If you haven’t mailed yours in, please do so soon. Thanks
This is the latest update from Ed’s wife Rhonda. The H.B.P.A. wishes Ed a speedy recovery.
Ed was in a head on collision in Dec and is recovering at Liberty Village Nursing and Rehab in Maryville Il. Ed has a long road ahead of him and he and Rhonda and their family would like to thank all the old friends and new friends that have called and visited and all the prayers at this difficult time. Happy New Year Everyone. We love you all
Give your favorite horse a kiss at midnight.♥