Trainer Larry Murray To Conduct New Trainer Barn Test

Murray-01Trainer and MTHA Board Member Larry Murray has volunteered to become Maryland’s New Trainer Barn Test administrator, taking the reigns from longtime horsemen Eddie Hairfield who retired from this position in November.

The Barn Test is the second phase of a three step process required by the Maryland Racing Commission for all prospective trainers before getting licensed for the first time in the state. Step one is obtaining three signed and notarized affidavit’s by currently licensed trainers attesting to the applicants competency. The final step is a written exam administered by the stewards.

Any prospective trainer that needs more information or to schedule a Barn Test with Mr. Murray is instructed to contact the MTHA Racetrack Office directly at 410-902-6844.

November 2013 Newsletter Available

newsletter2013 11The November 2013 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 each licensed owner and trainer in the state of Maryland.

FUNDRAISER FOR INJURED EXERCISE RIDER A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

6FCF4FDA-0D2D-4DDE-AD09-E6E5A0AEE6D6Over 300 horsemen generated in excess of $28,000 while packing the Corner Stable Columbia Thursday, Oct 17 for special event for injured exercise rider Jose Villegas. The entire proceeds from the event, which was hosted by Maryland Horsemen’s Assistance Fund in conjunction with the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, are destined for a special fund established for the injured exercise rider’s recovery. 

“It was remarkable and heartwarming to see the incredible turnout of members of the racing community who wanted to help one of their own,” commented MHAF Executive Director Bobby Lillis. “Jose is a special person who was humbled by the support shown.”

Villegas, a 43-year-old father of three from Hampstead, was recently seriously injured during a morning training session at Laurel Park. He was able to make a brief appearance at the event with his family by his side to thank supporters. Afterwards, he returned to Kernan Hospital in Baltimore County to continue his rehabilitation.

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October 2013 Newsletter Available

newsletter2013 10The October 2013 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 each licensed owner and trainer in the state of Maryland.

Maryland Horsemen's Assistance Fund Hosts Event To Benefit Paralyzed Exercise Rider

The Maryland Horsemen's Assistance Fund (MHAF) in conjunction with The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association will be presenting a special fundraiser at The Corner Stable Columbia on Thursday, October 17 from 6-9 p.m. to benefit a special fund created for longtime exercise rider Jose Villegas who was recently seriously injured during a morning training session at Laurel Park.

The Corner Stable Columbia, owned by longtime thoroughbred owner Charles ‘Chip’ Reed, has graciously offered to donate 15 percent of all gross receipts from 6-9 p.m. that evening for the fund, designed to assist Villegas since his untimely injury. Villegas, who spent over 20 years in Maryland as a conditioner for trainer Dickie Small, was about to breeze a two-year-old colt for another trainer when the horse stumbled and tossed Villegas.

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September 2013 Newsletter Available

newsletter2013 9The September 2013 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 each licensed owner and trainer in the state of Maryland.

 

 

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