New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association

New York Horsemen Donate $15,000 Toward Concussion Study

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has donated $15,000 to fund a New York Institute of Technology study on concussion and helmet safety. “The Computational Assessment of Helmets and Concussion,” led by Dr. Milan Toma, will collect data on jockey head protection through simulation testing of various helmet designs. This data will be shared with […]

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After Funding Boost, Services Restored To Saratoga Backstretch Workers

Following a story by WAMC earlier this week that the Backstretch Employee Service Team (BEST) had experienced a cut in its funding for 2018, the radio station reports the organization has gotten a boost in funds. WAMC had noted a clinic on the backstretch had been closed since the track opened for training last month, […]

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New York Horsemen, Jockeys Benefit From New State Budget Provisions

The New York State Budget was released late Friday night, with good news for Thoroughbred horsemen. The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, working in collaboration with the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund and the New York Racing Association, was able to secure two key provisions that will benefit horsemen in the near-term, and could offer relief […]

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Appelbaum Elected President Of Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association

New York owner, breeder and ace handicapper Joseph Appelbaum, the newly elected president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, has been elected president of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. Appelbaum, who was unanimously elected by the THA board of directors, succeeds longtime THA president Rick Violette Jr., who retired from the NYTHA board. “Joe became […]

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New York: Industry Leaders Come Together To Discuss Potential Of Legalized Sports Betting In State

On Wednesday, January 24, the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering held a public hearing to discuss the potential of sports betting in New York State. Three representatives of New York’s thoroughbred racing and breeding industry – New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) CEO and President Chris Kay, New York […]

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Mott’s Suspension, Fine For 2014 Flunixin Overage Upheld By New York Gaming Commission

Bill Mott trainee Saratoga Snacks ran last in the fourth race at Belmont Park on Sept. 20, 2014. A post-race test revealed that the horse had higher than the permitted amount of Flunixin (bute) in his system. The trainer has been fighting the 15-day suspension and $1,000 fine associated with that positive test ever since, because […]

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Trainers, Agents Beware: Telephone Con Artist Is At It Again

Trainers and bloodstock agents in California, New York and states in the Midwest are being targeted by a telephone con artist who falsely claims to represent a wealthy international businessman interested in retaining them to buy horses on his behalf. The scam is almost identical to the one reported in the Paulick Report in August […]

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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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