New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association

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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Chaplain Humberto Chaves To Be Honored With 2017 NYTHA EquiStar Award

Chaplain Humberto Chavez, a beloved member of the racetrack community for nearly half his life, will be honored with the 2017 NYTHA “EquiStar Award” for his inspiring dedication to New York’s backstretch workers. The EquiStar Award was created by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association to recognize an individual or organization that, through compassion, hard […]

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Additional Equine Safety Policies To Be Implemented Immediately At Saratoga

In addition to the existing industry-leading equine health and safety policies and procedures already in place at New York State racetracks, the New York State Gaming Commission, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) are implementing additional actions immediately at Saratoga Race Course, including increased regulatory veterinary […]

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Guaranteed Split Sample Program On The Horizon For New York Horsemen

After many years and court battles over New York trainers’ struggles in get split samples in medication cases, horsemen in the state were notified this week a guaranteed split sample program is in the works. The announcement in the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association newsletter indicated the state’s gaming commission is in the process of […]

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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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Final New York Budget Deal Shifts Full Drug Testing Costs To Horsemen, Tracks

Since 1986, the state of New York has helped to pay a portion of the $4 million annual cost of drug testing for horse racing in the state, run at a state university in Morrisville. According to bloodhorse.com, the latest version of the state’s budget finalized on April 9 will transfer the entirety of those […]

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Newly Proposed Legislation Limits Cuomo To Two Appointments On Privatized NYRA Board

For the past five years, the New York Racing Association has been under control of a board of directors dominated by the selections of Governor Andrew Cuomo. In order to return NYRA to private control, Cuomo and the New York legislature are attempting to hammer out exactly what a new board will look like. According […]

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