November 2022 Newsletter Available

newsletter2022 11The November 2022 edition of the Horsemen's Newsletter is now online and available for download. To view this edition click herearrow

The Horsemen's Newsletter is published monthly by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and is mailed to licensed owners and trainers in the state of Maryland.


Maryland Million Protocols Announced

The Maryland Jockey Club has released the following protocols for the upcoming Maryland Million Oct. 22 at Laurel Park.
Horses stabled at Laurel, Pimlico Race Course and Fair Hill Training Center will be receiving training towels that must be worn beginning Thursday, Oct. 20.

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MedStar Health’s Mobile Unit To Visit Health Fair Oct 11

The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Health Fair, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 11, will again feature a visit from the MedStar Health Mobile Health Center.

The Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Recreation Room at Laurel Park. The MedStar unit will be parked near the Recreation Room and available until noon.

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Three Thursdays Moved To Mondays in 

The Maryland Jockey Club, with approval from the MTHA, will move three Thursday racing dates to Mondays in November.

Programs scheduled for Nov. 3, 10 and 17 will move to Nov. 7, 14 and 21, respectively. As usual, there will be live racing Thursday, Nov. 24, which is Thanksgiving Day.

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Beyond The Wire REMINDER

Beyond The Wire, Maryland’s Thoroughbred aftercare program, reminds trainers of the process and protocol when they use the program to help place retired racehorses at Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited partner facilities.

Trainers are asked to send current Coggins test results and foal papers if they exist with the shipper for all retirees through Beyond The Wire. The time before placement in the program may vary, so trainers should continue regular care as if horses were still in training. It is important that horses headed to the partner farms are in the best condition possible.

The average cost to put a horse through the program is $2,600. Donations are always appreciated.

Injury Reporting Form Vital To Overall Equine Health And Safety Strategy

The online Injury Reporting Form, introduced in Maryland in the spring, remains an important component of the overall focus on equine health and welfare and the safety of racing surfaces.

When it was launched, the Injury Reporting Form was designed to provide the Maryland Racing Commission and Maryland Jockey Club with realtime data with the goal of rapidly responding to racing surface issues when they crop up. It was later updated based on feedback from users.

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