HBPA Election Process Underway

The process to elect new 2005 Board of Directors members for the Texas Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (THBPA) and the Texas Thoroughbred HBPA, Inc. (TTHBPA) has begun. Each of the two organizations that comprise the Texas Horsemen’s Partnership, LLP have different election procedures.

  • THBPA (Quarter Horse, Paint, and Appaloosa Board): The Texas Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association will hold its annual meeting for the purpose of accepting nominations for candidates to run for the upcoming elections for the 2005 Board of Directors. The meeting will take place in the Sam Houston Race Park Chapel on Friday, October 15, 2004 beginning at 11:00 a.m.

    Nominations will be accepted from any member in attendance with two other members seconding that nomination. Candidates will be selected to run for two (2) owner representative and one (1) trainer representative available positions. If you have any questions, please call Wanda O’Banan at (512) 467-9799.

  • TTHBPA: The Texas Thoroughbred HBPA, Inc. is currently in the process of nominating members to run in the Thoroughbred election for the Board of Directors.

    Any ten (10) members, in good standing, of the TTHBPA may nominate an eligible member for consideration. In order to be considered eligible for candidacy, an individual must have started a minimum of two (2) Thoroughbred horses a minimum of five (5) times at a Texas racetrack as the owner or trainer of the horses in the past year and raced for at least six (6) months prior to being nominated.

    Ten (1) signatures of TTHBPA members, with their Texas Racing Commission license numbers listed by the signatures, must accompany all nominations.

    Members will vote for two (2) owner representatives and one (1) trainer representative. Deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday, September 29, 2004.

    Ballots will be mailed no later than October 29, 2004 and returned no later than December 13, 2004 for counting by an independent accounting firm.

    To ask questions, or to review nomination/election procedures established by our bylaws or to obtain a nominating form, contact Tami Hare-Smith at the Retama Park HBPA track office or Wanda O’Banan at the Austin office at (512) 467-9799.

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