October 2012 Newsletter Now Available

newsletter2012 10The October 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.

Racing Media Association To Award $26,750 In Scholarships For 2012

9-14The Maryland Racing Media Association (MRMA) will disperse $26,750 in scholarships to 23 men and women involved in the Maryland Thoroughbred racing industry.

This year’s awards, made possible through the generosity and support of equine organizations as well as private donors, brings to more than $325,000 in scholarships that have been dispensed over the past decade.

All of the scholarship recipients either work on the Maryland backstretch or are employed on a Thoroughbred farm.

The 2012 scholarship award winners include:

Alexandra Curtiss is the recipient of the Eddie McMullen Memorial Scholarship and will receive $3,000.

Lauren Mundy is the recipient of the Lucy Acton Memorial Scholarship for Service and will receive $3,000.

Gabrielle Gaudet will receive $2,500.

Dagmar Caramello and Jermaine Haughton will receive $2,000 each.

Allen Foster and Colleen O’Reilly will receive $1,500 each.

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MTHA MAKES LEADERSHIP CHANGES

MeyerThe Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Board of Directors has elected owner Richard J. Meyer as it's new President and Dale Capuano, one of Maryland's all-time leading trainers, as Vice President.  The election represents the first major change of leadership since the organization's inception in 1987.

Richard J. Hoffberger, who has served as President since 1987, announced in May that he would not seek reelection. 

Meyer, who has owned horses since the early 1980's, has been a Board member since 1989.  As Chairman of the Health and Welfare Committee , Mr. Meyer has pioneered numerous programs that have improved the quality of life on the backstretch.  These efforts have included the creation and sustainability of the MTHA’s Backstretch Pension Plan, Health Center, Free Health Fairs, and year-round Recreation Program among other initiatives.

Mr. Meyer also is a member of the Maryland State Fair Board and is the current President of the Maryland Horsemen’s Assistance Fund, a charitable group that provides financial assistance to eligible employees actively working at Maryland racetracks and/or thoroughbred farms.

A career employee of the Defense Department, Meyer is a 1981 graduate of the National Defense University.  He graduated from St. Louis University, and earned a Master’s Degree in technology and management from Central Michigan University.

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August 2012 Newsletter Now Available

newsletter2012 8The August 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.

July 2012 Newsletter Now Available

newsletter2012 7The July 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.

May/June 2012 Newsletter Now Available

newsletter2012 5-1The May/June 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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