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NYRA, New York Horsemen Collaborate On Insurance Credit Program To Offset Cost Of Racing At Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association are collaborating on a program to provide a $300 per Aqueduct starter credit to connections’ accounts with the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund, according to a report from the Daily Racing Form. NYRA officials hope the move will increase field size, as the credit […]

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NYRA, NYTHA Initiate ‘Per Start Credit’ Program To Help Offset Workers’ Comp Costs

The New York Racing Association, Inc. and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have announced a new “per start credit” program for owners and trainers to further enhance horsemen participation and help offset the costs of workers’ compensation during the 2017-2018 winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack. All owners and trainers, including those shipping in from […]

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NYTHA-Funded Split Sample Program Under Way In New York

New York’s split sample program started on opening day at Aqueduct. Horsemen racing at the NYRA tracks are now assured that, in the event of a positive test, they will have the option of sending a referee sample to an independent lab to verify test results. The split sample program is largely funded by the […]

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New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Announces 2017 Candidates For Election

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has announced the slate of candidates for its 2017 election for President and Board of Directors. The NYTHA Board is comprised of five Owner/Directors and five Trainer/Directors. All seats on the Board come up for election every three years. This year, there is one candidate for President, 10 candidates […]

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‘Knowing When To Retire Your Racehorse’: Free Dr. Patricia Hogan Seminar On Aug. 18

Dr. Patty Hogan will present an educational seminar for horse owners and trainers entitled, “Knowing When To Retire Your Racehorse,” in Saratoga Springs on Friday, Aug. 18. The 90-minute event, hosted by New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, will be held at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion, 415 East Ave., beginning at 11 a.m. Trainers and assistant trainers […]

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New York: Jockey Injury Fund Legislation Vetoed By Governor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed proposed legislation that would permit the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund to consider alternate coverage options for its workers compensation program. The Blood-Horse reports that Cuomo issued a statement giving his reasoning behind the veto, saying that the legislation “does not provide an appropriate solution to controlling workers’ compensation costs and […]

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‘Disappointing And Frustrating,’ New York Frozen Out Of Breeders’ Cup Since 2005

New York, a key host site in the early years of the Breeders’ Cup world championships, has not been used since 2005. And there is no return in sight, much to the chagrin of owners and trainers based there. They are not sure whether to blame West Coast-leaning Breeders’ Cup officials or the New York […]

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Dr. Patricia Hogan Honored With First NYTHA EquiStar Award

Patricia Hogan, VMD, will be honored with the first-ever NYTHA “EquiStar Award” for her dedication and outstanding work on behalf of New York’s retired racehorses. The EquiStar Award was created by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association to recognize an individual or organization that, through compassion, hard work and generosity, enrich the New York Thoroughbred […]

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‘Something Of A Surprise’: NYTHA Members Evenly Divided On Synthetic Track For Aqueduct

An online survey of New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association members was almost evenly divided on whether or not the New York Racing Association should install a synthetic racing surface at Aqueduct. NYRA CEO Chris Kay raised the issue earlier this month at a meeting of the New York Racing Franchise Oversight Board, saying his organization was […]

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NYTHA Executive Director Jim Gallagher Retires

Jim Gallagher, who was named NYTHA’s Executive Director in 2007, has announced his retirement. Andy Belfiore, NYTHA’s Director of Communications for nearly four years, will assume the role of acting executive director, effective Sept. 8. “I have really enjoyed my time with NYTHA,” Gallagher said. “It is all about relationships, and the ones I have […]

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