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Illinois Horsemen, Arlington Park Reach Contract Agreement

Following an all-day mediation session Monday, the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Arlington International Racecourse reached a contract agreement for the 2015 season. The new contract will run through April 22, 2016, and details will be forthcoming. The ITHA would like to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts put forth by its Executive Committee of President Mike […]

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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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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 Attorney Wants NYTHA Board, Legal Counsel Out of Election Protest Process

Terry Finley intensified his protest of the recent election for president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association through a letter from his attorney to the Bryan Cave LLP law firm that facilitated the balloting and vote count and is advising the organization on how it should handle the protest. Finley, who lost the election […]

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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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Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Associations: Lasix Issue Already Debated and Settled

The following open letter was sent to the Paulick Report Wednesday from the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Associations regarding a recent proposal to phase out the use of race day medication: We have been asked to comment on the Press Release issued on behalf of the group of trainers who propose the elimination of “race day medications” […]

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Foreman: Mid-Atlantic Leads in Strong Campaign for Medication Reform

The following statement was released by Alan Foreman of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association to the media on Friday afternoon. Foreman responds to a statement made by the Jockey Club’s Ogden Mills Phipps earlier in the day: We appreciate the comments of Dinny Phipps as they relate to the uniform medication and drug testing reforms that are […]

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Maryland tracks and horsemen working on long-term deal

Even though the Nov. 30 deadline for the completion of a long term deal for Maryland racing passed without the contract signed, the outlook towards the deal is still positive. A deal is expected to be finalized before the final meeting of the year on Dec. 18. “I wouldn’t read anything negative into that,” Alan […]

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Task force formed to investigate Aqueduct breakdowns

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board today announced the selection of a team of nationally respected industry experts to investigate the circumstances that caused 20 equine fatalities at the Aqueduct Racetrack’s inner track meet between December 2011 and March 18, 2012. Last week, the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called on The […]

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