The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association is the officially authorized organization that represents, assists and promotes the interests of Maryland's Thoroughbred owners and trainers.
Membership in the MTHA is automatically extended to everyone licensed to own and/or train Thoroughbred race horses in this state.
There is no membership fee to become a member of the association. The MTHA's many activities and services are supported by a nominal deduction of 2 percent off the top of purse monies at Maryland's three Thoroughbred race tracks.
Guiding the MTHA is a 15-member Board of Directors, comprised of seven owners, seven trainers and one at-large member (either an owner or trainer). Further leadership is provided by a President and two Vice-Presidents.
Day-to-day administration is lead by an Executive Director who is employed by the Board of Directors and a small but experienced staff that reports directly to the Executive Director.
Elections for MTHA Directors and Officers are held at three-year intervals, with each term of service lasting three years.
Members are encouraged to attend periodical open Board of Directors meetings, as well as the annual general membership meeting in June of each year. Notices of these meetings appear in the news section of this website.
Seven standing committees carry out the MTHA's main functions: Aftercare, Backstretch and Safety, Finance, Health and Welfare, Legislative, Racing and Executive. Additional special committees are formed when a need arises.
The MTHA publishes a monthly newsletter that is mailed, free of charge, to all members and emailed to those members who have provided their email address.
The MTHA maintains a centeral business office at:
500 Redland Court, Suite 105, Owings Mills, MD 21117
MTHA maintains satellite offices during live race meetings and at regular intervals at Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course and Timonium Race Course.