Food, fun and fellowship will highlight the MTHA’s Backstretch Appreciation Day on September 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.. The event will take place in the white house area adjacent to the paddock area.
Everyone’s favorites will be served: pit beef and roasted pork, chicken and salads, catered by Russell Clark. Soda will also be provided.
Door prizes will be distributed.
All backstretch personnel and their families are invited to attend free of charge.
Backstretch Appreciation Day honors the unsung heroes of our industry.
The July/August 2014 edition of the Horsemen's Newsletter is now online and available for download. To view this edition click here
The Horsemen's Newsletter is published monthly by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and is mailed to each licensed owner and trainer in the state of Maryland.
To download the profile booklet for candidates click here
Ballots for the MTHA’s 2014 election for the Board of Directors are scheduled to be mailed in mid-July to all MTHA members which consist of all currently licensed owners and trainers as of June 30, 2014. In order for a ballot to be counted, it must properly completed and received (NOT POSTMARKED) no later than Friday, August 15.
Members must vote for seven owners and seven trainers.
All 15 directorships are up for election in 2014. Directors will be elected to a three-year term. Results will be announced in mid-August.
New for this year is a change in how ballots are distributed and processed. Previously all ballots were sent from and returned to the MTHA corporate office for counting by volunteers. However, starting with the 2014 election, all completed ballots will be mailed from and returned to a third-party company who specializes in corporate and non-profit elections. This election services company will count ballots electronically and certify the results.