New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association

NYTHA releases letter to John Sabini addressing Lasix debate

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association released an open letter addressed to New York State Racing and Wagering Board Chairman John Sabini regarding the use of Lasix as a race day medication. It is the belief of the NYTHA that the continued use of race-day Lasix is in the best interest of the horses. The […]

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New York horsemen release five-point medication reform proposal

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association on Friday released a five-point plan to reform medication policies in Thoroughbred racing. The association is asking the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to begin the process of adopting its proposal as state law. “While we are hoping for industry-wide support for our proposal, our first obligation […]

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New York groups form Take2, program for retired Thoroughbreds

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the New York Racing Association and the New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. have joined forces in an endeavor to develop second career opportunities for Thoroughbreds who have been retired from racing. Dubbed TAKE2, the initiative simultaneously creates new avenues for Thoroughbreds after their racing days are over, and expands […]

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New York groups to launch Thoroughbred aftercare program

New York racing officials, breeders and horsemen plan to announce a new initiative this week aimed at developing second career opportunities for retired Thoroughbreds.  The New York Racing Association, Inc., the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc will unveil details of the program at a press conference Thursday at […]

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Violette re-elected president of New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (“NYTHA”) is pleased to announce that Richard A. Violette, Jr. has been re-elected by the membership to a second full term as its President.  Violette, a long-term New York horseman, has served on the NYTHA Board of Directors and its predecessor for more than two decades. He is widely […]

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Jockey Club: We will continue to support retirement efforts, including those of the TRF

From The Jockey Club to the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, reaction continues to pour in regarding the recent concerning events in connection to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. The Jockey Club’s President James Gagliano said, “We will continue to support retirement efforts, including those of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, and we encourage others in the […]

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Annual President’s Day Salary Survey

Presidents Day is a time for Americans to reflect on the great men like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln who have led this country over the last 200-plus years (OK, it’s really just an unnecessary federal holiday and a chance for a three-day weekend), but for the Paulick Report Presidents Day means it’s time for […]

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NYRA CHAIRMAN DUNCKER ON $25 MILLION LOAN

The following is a statement from NYRA Chairman C. Steven Duncker on the $25 million loan to NYRA:   The Board of Directors of the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) along with its management and dedicated employees are grateful for the State legislature’s approval last evening of a $25 million loan which guarantees world […]

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TWO GROUPS CALLING FOR FRUCHER’S RESIGNATION FROM NYC OTB

After a highly dramatic couple weeks of threats from the brass at NYC OTB, two groups are calling into question the validity of the claims and calling for Chairman Sandy Frucher to step down. “NYC OTB is engaged in a cynical and, we believe, illegal strategy,” said Rick Violette, president of the New York […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: CONTESTING NEW YORK WITH CONTESSA

By Ray Paulick Gary Contessa, born and raised on New York’s Long Island, got his start in the horse business as a teenager working with Standardbreds at Roosevelt raceway, but switched over to Thoroughbreds while still in high school, walking hots at Aqueduct beginning in 1974. He became a groom, then worked as assistant […]

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