New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Power’ In Teamwork At Belmont

Extreme weather conditions in New York last week did more than force the cancellation of racing at Aqueduct; on Thursday afternoon, power to the Belmont Park backstretch was lost. Open as a training facility during the winter, Belmont’s power outage left the dorm rooms of approximately 125 stable employees without heat just as the below-freezing […]

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New York Horsemen Elect Rice, Bond As First Female Vice Presidents For NYTHA

The newly elected New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Board of Directors held its initial meeting Dec. 12, and one of its first orders of business was to name trainer/director Linda Rice as First Vice President, and owner/director Tina Marie Bond as Second Vice President. The two represent the first women elected as vice presidents in […]

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CHRB Confirms 46 Horses Died In San Luis Rey Downs Fire

The California Horse Racing Board has confirmed that 46 horses perished on Thursday when the Lilac Fire destroyed nearly half the barns at the San Luis Rey Downs training center, according to bloodhorse.com. A small number of horses believed to have broken through a fence are still unaccounted for. Approximately 360 Thoroughbreds from San Luis Rey […]

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Appelbaum Succeeds Retiring Violette As President Of New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association announced the results of its 2017 election for President and Board of Directors today. Joseph Appelbaum, running unopposed, was elected to his first term as president. Appelbaum succeeds Rick Violette Jr., who retires this year after more than 25 years on the NYTHA Board. 2017 NYTHA Election Results President […]

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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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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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