alan foreman

Maryland, Whose Maryland?

That’s the question a number of people are asking as a lingering dispute over jockeys insurance, racing dates, simulcasting, the relationship between horsemen and track management, and governance of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association itself has bubbled over into a war of words between one faction supporting recently elected MTHA board member and Thoroughbred owner/breeder […]

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Mid-Atlantic racing series could be revived

A racing series at Mid-Atlantic tracks could return next year after a decade on the shelf, the program’s founder tells the Blood-Horse.  Alan Foreman, CEO of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, says discussions will begin soon to potentially revive MATCH – the Mid-Atlantic Championship Series: “When last held in 2001, MATCH was a seven-month-long racing series […]

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RMTC votes to develop Model Rule on race day meds

Press Release The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors voted today to support a requirement that furosemide only be administered on race day by regulatory veterinarians. The board also voted its support for the elimination of adjunct bleeder medications as well as enhanced security measures and a more severe penalty structure for […]

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Proposed legislation would impose ‘zero tolerance’ on drugs

No one in the Thoroughbred racing industry can say Congressman Ed Whitfield didn’t warn them. Whitfield, a nine-term Republican representing Kentucky’s First Congressional district, has filed legislation entitled the “Interstate Horseracing Improvement Act of 2011” that, as currently proposed, would eliminate the use of any currently permitted therapeutic or illegal, performance-enhancing drugs for racehorses, in […]

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Foreman Strikes Back Against Stronach Letter

In response to the “open letter” issued yesterday to Maryland horsemen by MI Developments chairman Frank Stronach, Alan Foreman — the general counsel for the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association — issued the following statement to the Paulick Report: The December 21, 2010 Maryland Jockey Club/Penn Gaming proposal to the Maryland Racing Commission to fix what […]

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Stronach’s Open Letter to Maryland Horsemen

Frank Stronach released an open letter he has written to all Maryland horse racing interests asking to sit down and figure out a solution to the industry’s problems. He further decries the recent Maryland Racing Commission meeting and the confrontational attitude he believes was fostered there. Below is the text of the letter that Mr. […]

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No Preakness in 2011?

John Scheinman delivers a very candid look at the Maryland Racing Commission meeting today for the Thoroughbred Times. And candidly, it was not pretty. “The agreement is unacceptable,” said Alan Foreman, general counsel for the MTHA, regarding the proposal submitted by Maryland Jockey Club owners MI Developments and Penn National. “That means if there is […]

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Alan Foreman: You’ve got a very angry (MD) racing community

Alan Foreman, general counsel for the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, said after Tuesday’s meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission that the state should exercise its right of eminent domain and seize Pimlico and Laurel Park from its current owners, MI Developments and Penn National Gaming. “It not a very good option,” Foreman said, “but you’ve […]

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FORMER GOV TO MONITOR NEW NTRA SAFETY ALLIANCE

By Ray Paulick The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced a series of sweeping safety and integrity reforms and the hiring of a former governor and Bush administration official during a press conference in New York this morning. The reforms, organized under the banner of the newly created NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance, touch on a wide range of issues […]

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‘WE ARE STRUGGLING TO ADAPT’

Alan Foreman, CEO of the Thoroughbred Horesemen’s Association, laid it on the line in discussing the industry’s real and perceived problems regarding medication and drug testing at Sunday’s Jockey Club Round Table in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Foreman identifies the problems facing the Thoroughbred industry relative to medication and testing and also provides a roadmap for […]

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