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Maria Nova – Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week presented by Bravis Craft Mexican Kitchen and Luro Boots Each Thursday the Minnesota HBPA honors a groom that exemplifies the craft. Grooms are the backbone of racing, caring for the equine athletes. Much of their work goes unseen and largely unappreciated by the general public. Grooms are hands-on daily […]

Marcus Higgins – Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

Each week, the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Agency, the organization that represents trainers, grooms and owners, honors a groom in a winner’s circle presentation. A major principle in the stable area is that horsepeople help horsepeople. Nowhere is this better evidenced than at the Ron Westerman barn. Early in the meet Ron had to […]

Candy Garcia – Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

Each week the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Agency, the organization that represents trainers, grooms and owners, honors a groom in a winner’s circle presentation. This week that honor goes to Candy Garcia. Candy is in his 14th year with trainer Nancy Sheehan. Nancy says he runs the barn and is always all about the […]