Linda S. Gaudet

Linda Gaudet, a member of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Board of Directors since its inception in 1994, is involved in nearly every facet of Thoroughbred racing. She is one of the board’s most-involved members, dedicating numerous hours weekly to many of the behind-the-scenes work that benefits horsemen.

Linda serves on the MTHA Medication Committee, Racing Committee, and Health and Welfare Committee, and is a director of the Maryland Horsemen’s Assistance Foundation, which provides financial help for members of the racing committee in need.

Linda, who in 2023 was named to the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Horsemen’s Advisory Committee, is actively involved in life on the ackstretch and is an advocate for programs that assist workers in the stable area. She noted the importance of programs such as the Backstretch Pension Plan; the Horsemen’s Health System, which allows backstretch workers to visit doctors on live racing days; and the health fairs sponsored by the MTHA each year.

She is also s founding member of the Beyond The Wire Board of Directors.

“I’m glad we’ve made a lot progress with some backstretch issues but we have a long way to go with things like housing,” Linda said. Gaudet believes in improving the overall racing product, and that includes providing a better stable area that in turn could attract new outfits to Maryland.