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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

The Maryland Backstretch Pension Plan, which this year achieved more than 300 participants at the close of signups June 1, plans to have a new look in the future.

June 3, 2024

Though Maryland Lottery and Gaming statistics for April reflect a 6.6% decline in total casino revenue from April 2023, as the fiscal year nears an end, the Purse Dedication appears on track to be about even with the previous year’s total.

June 3, 2024

The following letter was sent to the Maryland Racing Community from Mike Rogers, Acting President and General Manager of the Maryland Jockey Club. He will be leaving later this year as a new not-for-profit entity takes over MJC racing operations.

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.

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