Harry Benson Passes Away



Trainer Harry Benson, former president of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association (FHBPA) and a multiple graded stakes-winning trainer, passed away Friday morning at age 88. Funeral services are pending.

Benson saddled more than 500 winners over his six-decade career, including MGSW Proud Man. As president of the FHBPA, Benson was passionate regarding winter race dates between Gulfstream and Hialeah Park and led several caravans to Tallahassee to protest bills regarding Thoroughbred issues.

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