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Peterson: Closure Of Aqueduct For Training Comes With Significant Safety Benefits

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced, as of January 1, all stabling and training of racehorses will be shifted from Aqueduct Racetrack to Belmont Park. “As this change takes effect, we appreciate the patience and understanding of horsemen who utilized Aqueduct as a primary base of operations,” said Glen Kozak, NYRA’s VP […]

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New York Horsemen To Fund Drug Testing Improvements, Research Into EPO Detection

The Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, led by a $25,000 donation from the New York THA, will contribute a total of¬†$50,000 to fund research to develop an inexpensive test for the detection of potential blood doping agents such as erythropoietin (EPO). The two-year study, an initiative of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, will be conducted by […]

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New York Horsemen Sponsor New Vocations Stall In Memory Of Trainer Rick Violette

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) is sponsoring a stall at the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program’s Lexington, KY, facility, and it has been named in honor of the late Rick Violette Jr. An accomplished trainer and former president of the NYTHA, Violette was a steadfast supporter of New York’s horsemen and backstretch workers. […]

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New York Horsemen To See Drop In Workers’ Compensation Payments, Other Fees

The New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund (NYJICF) has released its 2019 Workers’ Compensation Premium Assessment and Formula, and the initial base payment for horsemen stabled at the New York Racing Association tracks will decrease by 17%. The initial base payment this year will be $1,250, down from $1,500 in 2016, 2017 and 2018. This […]

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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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NY Horsemen Approve Per-Start Donation to PDJF

Every horse that breaks from the starting gate in a race at one of the New York Racing Association’s three tracks will now generate a $1 donation to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), it was announced today. The Board of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) voted to adopt the $1 per start […]

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Aqueduct: Cancelled Saturday Card Angers Some Horsemen

The cancellation the final eight races on Aqueduct’s Saturday card not only came as a surprise to horseplayers and fans alike, it also angered many horsemen at the track. After the first race was run in very foggy conditions over a sloppy track, jockeys met prior to the start the second race to discuss the […]

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New York Horsemen Say Immigrants Are Vital

New York’s equine industry is speaking out as immigration reform debates flare once again, telling politicians that immigrants from Mexico and Central America are vital to keep agribusinesses running. Federal legislators are working on legislation that would increase border security and decriminalize immigration. Currently, the process of hiring someone from outside the country for work […]

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NY horsemen, legislators: Industry ‘thriving’ thanks to VLT revenues

America’s economy is still struggling to recover from the global financial crisis, but New York’s Thoroughbred industry is bucking the trend thanks in large part to smart investments by the State Legislature, industry leaders said Monday.¬†Bolstered by solid gains at the 2012 Saratoga race meet, wagering across the country was up 11.6% for the month […]

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