Monthly news & updates
March, 2022
The Results of the 2022 Election Are In!
The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association today announced the results of its 2022 Election. Incumbent Owner/Director Adam Lazarus and incumbent Trainer/Directors Kathy Davey, Joe Orseno and Terri Pompay have been re-elected. New to the Board is Owner/Director David Rousso.

The new Board will take office effective March 24, 2022, the date of the next Board Meeting. Joe Orseno will take over as interim President, replacing Stephen Screnci, who did not run for re-election. Owner/Director Troy Levy and Trainer/Director Ralph Nicks have also stepped down. New officers will be named at the March 24 meeting.

FHBPA Board of Directors

Chester Bishop
Thomas Cannell
Adam Lazarus
Teresa Palmer
David Rousso

Patrick Biancone
Kathy Davey
David Fawkes
Joe Orseno
Terri Pompay
Ron Spatz

Photo: President Joe Orseno/Gulfstream Park Photo
OwnerView Resumes Virtual Conference Series
After hosting a successful series in 2021, OwnerView has resumed its virtual Thoroughbred Owner Conference Series. The series is hosted by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and presented by Bessemer Trust, Dean Dorton Equine, and Stoll Keenon Ogden.

The virtual sessions are free, and our members are encouraged to participate.

The first session, held March 8, covered the accounting, legal, and insurance side of Thoroughbred ownership. The next session will be held on April 5 at 2 p.m. ET and will focus on pedigrees and conformation. Sponsored by OBS Sales, it will be moderated by Caton Bredar and will include panelists Phil Hager, Taproot Bloodstock; Chad Schumer, Schumer Bloodstock Agency; Gayle Van Leer, Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services; and Tod Wojciechowski, director of sales, OBS.

Six virtual panels are scheduled in 2022. The final four will be: May 10 - Veterinary; Sept. 6 - Thoroughbred Owners; Oct. 4 - Jockeys and Their Agents; and Nov. 1 - Aftercare. Sessions are recorded for registrants to view at their convenience if they cannot watch live. Click here for the recording of the March 8 conference.
This year, OwnerView is also hosting an in-person conference in Saratoga Springs, New York, on July 25-26. Registration information for both the in-person and virtual conferences can be found at
β€œThe virtual sessions enable those who cannot attend our conference in Saratoga to gain meaningful insights into Thoroughbred ownership, and they complement the panels that will be offered at the in-person event,” said Gary Falter, project manager for OwnerView.
OwnerView is a joint effort spearheaded by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to encourage ownership of Thoroughbreds and provide accurate information on aspects of ownership such as trainers, public racing syndicates, the process of purchasing and owning a Thoroughbred, racehorse retirement, and owner licensing.