NYTHA

Finley Attorney Says NYTHA Efforts To Compile Voting Roster ‘Half-Hearted’

In advance of Tuesday’s closed-door meeting of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association to consider Terry Finley’s protest of the results of December’s election, Finley and his attorney have documented how NYTHA officials could have compiled a more complete list of eligible voters for the election through Freedom of Information Law requests to the New […]

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‘Completely False’: NYTHA Officials Respond to Finley Election Allegations

Officials with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have submitted their affidavits as part of the hearing process for Terry Finley’s appeal of last year’s presidential election results. The documents respond to the assertion by Finley that the 625 to 611 vote in favor of incumbent Rick Violette should be set aside and a new election held. In […]

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NYRA, NYTHA Meet to Discuss Aqueduct Equine Fatalities

In the wake of a troubling increase in the number of equine fatalities over the Aqueduct inner dirt track this winter, the New York Racing Association and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association met on Saturday morning to address the issue and distributed separate press releases. From NYRA: The New York Racing Association cares deeply about, […]

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Finley Protest Moves Forward, Says NYTHA Election ‘Utterly Compromised’

In a statement submitted to board members of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the attorney for Terry Finley outlines the reasons why the recent NYTHA election results should be set aside and a new election for president of the organization should be held. Finley lost the election to incumbent Rick Violette by a vote […]

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Finley Protests NYTHA Election Results, Saying 1,000 Members Didn’t Receive Ballots

Terry Finley, who lost by a reported 14-vote margin against incumbent Rick Violette in a hotly contested race to be president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, said he is formally protesting the results announced Dec. 2 on the basis of as many as 1,000 eligible voters either not receiving ballots or getting them […]

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New York Horsemen’s Election: ‘Truthiness’ and the Truth

When it comes to the ongoing election for president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, there is “truth” and there is “truthiness.” The truthiness of the election, the agenda pushed by allies of current NYTHA president Rick Violette, is that the only issue that matters is Lasix, the race-day medication used to treat exercise-induced […]

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Contentious New York THA Election Includes Questionable Endorsement

Presidents of five state divisions of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, collectively calling themselves a Philadelphia-based “Coalition of Horsemen,” have endorsed trainer Rick Violette over West Point Thoroughbred founder Terry Finley in a hotly contested election for president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. In a widely distributed email using the logos of the Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New […]

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Violette Says Lasix Ban ‘Archaic,’ ‘Barbaric’

In the wake of an announcement on Friday that 25 trainers, including several Hall of Fame conditioners and multiple Eclipse Award winner Todd Pletcher, support a two-year phase-out of race-day medication, New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association president Rick Violette Jr. issued the following statement: “The position of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has not […]

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NY Horsemen Step Up for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) has joined the growing list of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Foundation (TAA) supporters. Beginning with the Belmont Park spring meet, which opens Thursday, owners competing on the New York Racing Association (NYRA) circuit will donate $5 per start to the TAA, it was announced today. The tax-deductible donations are […]

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