June 2017 Newsletter Available

newsletter2017 6The June 2017 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.

 

MJC Donates Truckload Of Food To Backstretch Workers

A refrigerated truckload of lunchmeat, fish, fruit, vegetables and Danish were delivered to Bryant Paz at the Laurel Park track kitchen from Pimlico Race Course late in the evening of May 20, Preakness Stakes Day.

The food, provided compliments of the Maryland Jockey Club, was offered to backstretch workers beginning the following day. Employees got the word out to the backstretch community via public address announcements. The MTHA thanks the MJC for thinking of and helping feed those on the backstretch.

May 2017 Newsletter Available

newsletter2017 4The May 2017 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.

 

MTHA TO HOLD ELECTION FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The MTHA’s election for the Board of Directors, held every three years, will take place again this summer. All 15 directorships are up for election in 2017. Directors are elected to a three-year term.

The MTHA Board of Directors consists of seven trainers, seven owners and one at-large Director. The at-large seat is determined by the highest vote-getter of the remaining candidates.

An election nominating committee has been appointed to develop a slate of nominees to be presented to the general membership at the MTHA annual meeting which is scheduled for Friday, June 23, at 11 a.m. in the Ruffian Room at Laurel Park. The committee consists of Linda Gaudet, Tim Keefe, Mike Trombetta, Chip Reed and Mike Horning.

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April 2017 Newsletter Available

newsletter2017 4The April 2017 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.

 

Commission Hears About Report on Maryland Purse Payouts

The Maryland Racing Commission March 23 received a report from the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association that shows owners, trainers and breeders with ties to Maryland took home the bulk of the more than $50 million in purse money paid at the state’s Thoroughbred tracks in 2016.

The subject was raised by MRC member Konrad Wayson, who said he had heard a large amount of purse money was going to out-of-state interests. Wayson then cited the report, which indicates 78.2% of the $50,085,471 in purse earnings was paid to horses with Maryland connections.

Maryland connections for the purse report were defined as owners, breeders and trainers, either separately or in combination.

“We obtained a detailed report from the Jockey Club on every starter in Maryland last year and then analyzed this data,” MTHA Executive Director David Richardson said. “At least now we have actual data instead of just backstretch rumor. Our case to (lawmakers) in Annapolis is that their investment in horse racing is paying off for Maryland and our numbers support this.”

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