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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.

June 3, 2024

Backstretch and racetrack employees along with all other licensees outside of owners, trainers and jockeys are reminded they must renew their Maryland Racing Commission badges by June 30.

June 3, 2024

Ellen Charles, who has bred or owned some of Maryland’s most popular and successful horses of recent years, was presented with the Special Award of Merit by the Maryland Jockey Club May 16 during the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course.

May 15, 2024

The next Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Board of Directors meeting will be held Tuesday, June 17, at 11 a.m.

May 13, 2024

With the approval of legislation that authorizes the redevelopment of Pimlico Race Course and creation of a not-for-profit operator under the Maryland Thoroughbred Racetrack Operating Authority, the planning process for operations after Jan. 1, 2025, has hit high gear.

May 13, 2024

Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Executive Director David Richardson met with horsemen and employees at Pimlico Race Course April 26 to discuss plans by Maryland Jockey Club to transition workers and horses later this year to Laurel Park as part of the ongoing plan to redevelop Pimlico. 

May 1, 2024

The MTHA Board of Directors has approved a recommendation by its Purse Committee regarding claiming prices in maiden races.

May 13, 2024

Virtual signups for the Maryland Backstretch Pension Plan began April 1 and will continue through the deadline of June 1.

May 1, 2024

Beyond The Wire, Maryland’s Thoroughbred aftercare program, is fast approaching 800 horses placed since its launch in the spring of 2017.The program in recent years has expanded the number of Thoroughbred Aftercare Association-accredited farms that have accepted Maryland- based retirees. But as is the case throughout the industry, some facilities currently do not have the capacity to accept horses.

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