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New stallions just added!!!  https://www.thoroughlybred.com/listview.cgi?seller=nebraskahbpa
2 weeks ago
Nebraska HBPA

Everyone deserves a second chance!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Everyone deserves a second chance!!!
2 weeks ago
Nebraska HBPA

Attn: Breeders, For those of you shipping to KY to breed your mares. If you are looking for a place to board your mares, please let Blaine know and I can provide you a referral. Day rates at $30 shuttling to all Ky stud farms. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Nebraska HBPA

Last Day for the 2022 Nebraska HBPA Stallion Service Auction. The auction will close at 6:00PM CST tonight. On behalf the HBPA we'd like to thank all the stallion donors & bidders. Without you, none of this would be possible. Happy New Year to everyone & we hope you all have successful 2022. ... See MoreSee Less

Last Day for the 2022 Nebraska HBPA Stallion Service Auction.  The auction will close at 6:00PM CST tonight.  On behalf the HBPA wed like to thank all the stallion donors & bidders.  Without you, none of this would be possible.  Happy New Year to everyone & we hope you all have successful 2022.
3 weeks ago
Nebraska HBPA

Just a reminder that the 2022 Nebraska HBPA Stallion Service Auction closes on Sunday at 6:00PM CST. Alot of great deals on stallion seasons remain!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Just a reminder that the 2022 Nebraska HBPA Stallion Service Auction closes on Sunday at 6:00PM CST.  Alot of great deals on stallion seasons remain!!!
3 weeks ago
Nebraska HBPA

Hello everyone. I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on the Nebraska HBPA's ongoing stallion service auction. We received word today that Anchor Down a son of Tapit is relocating to stand at Iowa State in 2022. Anchor Down was already donated to our auction by Gainesway Farm. We have spoken to Iowa State and they will honor the stallion season donation. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Nebraska HBPA

The 2022 Nebraska HBPA Stallion Service Auction will be live at 7AM. ... See MoreSee Less

The 2022 Nebraska HBPA Stallion Service Auction will be live at 7AM.
1 month ago
Nebraska HBPA

2 weeks from tomorrow marks the beginning of the 2022 Nebraska HBPA Stallion Service Auction. We've assembled a very nice group of stallions for you to choose from. Stallion season donations continue to come in. Dream it, then buy it with the Nebraska HBPA!!! www.thoroughlybred.com/sites/nebraskahbpa/ ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks from tomorrow marks the beginning of the 2022 Nebraska HBPA Stallion Service Auction.  Weve assembled a very nice group of stallions for you to choose from.  Stallion season donations continue to come in.  Dream it, then buy it with the Nebraska HBPA!!!  https://www.thoroughlybred.com/sites/nebraskahbpa/
2 months ago
Nebraska HBPA

View our currently donated stallions HERE: www.thoroughlybred.com/sites/nebraskahbpa/ ... See MoreSee Less

View our currently donated stallions HERE: https://www.thoroughlybred.com/sites/nebraskahbpa/
2 months ago
Nebraska HBPA

The Board of Directors looked at renderings today of the Horsemen’s area of the casino in Lincoln. Preliminary layouts were presented and board members made several suggestions. Some changes will be made, but it was nice to see the first vision of the architects. (LSE out of Minneapolis is the architect of record. They have worked on several racetrack projects and the lead architect just returned from touring Keeneland to get ideas for Lincoln.) ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Nebraska HBPA

The Nebraska HBPA is pleased to provide the following update on Fonner Park's upcoming Spring 2022 racing meet.

DECEMBER 1st the barn area will be open for move in for the SPRING 2022 meet. A $6 fee per stall will be in effect thru DEC 31st, 2021. The main track will be open for training on Monday, January 3rd, weather permitting. The exercise wheel will be available in December if any trainers contact Chris Kotulak upon arrival and wishing to use the exercise wheel. An employee is needed for hire for supervision at the wheel, so let Chris K know in advance of your arrival.

The training track is under repair. Chris Kotulak said that the entire top soil has been removed, and a new 6” base of clay is being put down. Will be available for the DEC 1st, move in. Also, the big red barn has been roof repaired, and all stalls, especially on that west wall are now good for horses
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3 months ago
Nebraska HBPA

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with Fonner Park for its 2022 Live Race Meet. Live thoroughbred racing will be featured beginning February 19th and will continue through May 21st for a total of 37 race days.

Horsemen will be welcome to move in beginning December 1st for $6 per stall through January 1st. After that, stalls will be offered free of charge. Plant facilities will be open, including the main track, on January 2nd.

The Board would like to thank the Fonner Park Board and management in reaching an agreement efficiently so Horsemen can make plans for the 2022 live meet season in Nebraska. We look forward to seeing everyone in Grand Island soon.
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5 months ago
Nebraska HBPA

The Board of Directors met Thursday to discuss the track surface in Lincoln, rail, and to discuss new facilities in Lincoln and Omaha. Meeting went over five hours, but also very productive.

Committees have also been meeting separately to discuss the new land purchase and long term plans for the Lincoln location. The board is hoping to provide a facility that can be utilized by horsemen most of the year.
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The Board of Directors met Thursday to discuss the track surface in Lincoln, rail, and to discuss new facilities in Lincoln and Omaha. Meeting went over five hours, but also very productive. 

Committees have also been meeting separately to discuss the new land purchase and long term plans for the Lincoln location. The board is hoping to provide a facility that can be utilized by horsemen most of the year.Image attachment
6 months ago
Nebraska HBPA

There was a post on another page about actions from the first HBPA meeting with the newly elected board. The board would like to clarify what is going on in Lincoln.

One large barn was purchased some time ago for the Lincoln racetrack, but an overall building plan had not been mapped out. President Wollesen just signed a sales contract on an additional 155 acres of land west of Lincoln Race Course to allow for an expanded barn area and RV park so horsemen have a place to stay.

Because of the new purchase, the board hired a consultant to map out an overall barn area so it only has to be built once. The board wants to make sure there is plenty of space for walkers, barns, and a camper area. They want the Lincoln track to be a great place for horsemen to live and work for a good part of the year. The board wants to get it right the first time and don’t want the pressure of just throwing a barn in a place that may not work in an overall plan. But rest assured, the board knows that Lincoln provides the best opportunity to provide a large number of additional live race days for the circuit in Nebraska.

The HBPA board loves racing at Fonner Park, but Fonner runs 31 days of live racing and wants to stick with the same number of days. We would add more days in Lincoln and run through the summer like we used to when State Fair Park was open.

After the casino is open, the HBPA will have enough money to run a lot more days. However, that revenue won’t start until the Racing and Gaming Commission is allowed to issue gaming licenses. In the meantime, the building components are sitting out in the weather. With construction costs skyrocketing, the board suggested looking at selling the components and using the money to buy barns that are smaller than that one, and buy them at once so all barns look the same.

The stalls purchased were from the Woodlands and they are at least 20-30 years old. They are currently stacked up at LRC, but can’t stay there because they are in the way of construction of the new facility when it begins. In addition, several board members objected to a brand new, luxury casino for gambling patrons, but putting old stalls in for horsemen to use. They felt it would send a bad message and make horsemen feel like an afterthought. The board wants the membership feel welcome and valued at LRC when it fully opens.

In addition, because of the additional land purchase, zoning changes are required to build the barns and RV Park. Streets and subdivision is also required before barns can be located. The process has started but will take a few months to work its way through Planning and the Lincoln City Council. Lynne has started this process and is working on it now. She is the lead person who just got the zoning changes approved for the casino construction, so she is very familiar with the process.

The HBPA board is working hard to make sure Omaha and Lincoln generates maximum revenue for Nebraska horsemen and return racing to the days when owners and trainers were thriving, not just barely surviving.

Wally and the board has prioritized communication, so expect regular updates about what is going on at the two HBPA owned tracks in Lincoln and Omaha.
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7 months ago
Nebraska HBPA

Election Results for the Nebraska HBPA Board of Directors:

President- Garald “Wally” Wollesen

Trainer Directors- Dave Anderson, Marissa Black, Steve Hall, Larry Donlin Sr, Schuyler Condon and Alternate Larry Donlin Jr

Owner Directors- Nick Fudge, Gene McCloud, Chad McKay, Blaine Adams, Monte Henke, and Alternate Justin Larsen.

Congratulations to all Board members, returning and new.
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