The Department of Agriculture is reminding everyone that yearling foal registrations must be received by May 15th. The Form can be downloaded from this site at Application Forms in the left column. In addition DOA asks that you indicate if the foal is registered in another state.
The meeting on 1/23/2018 with Tackey Chan House Chair, Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure went very well. In attendance were members from MTBA, NEHBPA and Sterling Suffolk representing investors planning to build a Race Track. They discussed the conditions that would help all 3 entities be successful, the changes necessary in current law that must be reviewed. Mr. Tuttle expressed interest in building a Race Track in several different locations and was very positive on the necessity to preserve money that was already designated for Thoroughbred purses. Mr. Chan was very outspoken about simulcasting with no live racing, something he doesn’t support. We will be scheduling meetings with Joseph Wagner House Chairman, Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, and Mr. Robert Deleo Speaker of The House.
Spring racing will be conducted at Finger Lakes again. Boston races will start the second week of JUNE. The first Massbred race there will probably be the end of APRIL. As soon as the conditions are finalized, the races will be publishd here. Also the FL HBPA will be paying the 2.5% JCIF for everyone.
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NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Victory Bar and Grill, Dedham
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