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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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Vitali Case Gives Congressional Horse Caucus Real-Life Example Of Broken System

It’s time for the Congressional Horse Caucus members to go on a field trip. May I suggest they take a break today from their hard work at the U.S. Capitol and make the short drive up the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to spend an afternoon at Laurel Park in Maryland? They can see first-hand how badly the current structure for […]

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Honoring Our Presidents: Executive Salaries At Horse Industry Non-Profit Organizations

When George Washington became the first president of the United States in 1789, he reluctantly accepted an annual salary of $25,000 – a very substantial figure for that time. He didn’t like the idea of being paid to serve his new country but was convinced that not taking a salary would set a bad precedent, […]

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Barr-Tonko Bill Delivers What Thoroughbred Industry Wants, Needs

Do we really need federal legislation to establish a structure for a national agency to regulate medication use in horse racing? The Jockey Club, Breeders’ Cup and the advocacy group, Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA), say yes. The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Thoroughbred Owners of California and Association of Racing […]

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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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Illinois Horsemen Hoping for Legislative Help on Slots, ADW

Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield today for their fall veto session. The session is scheduled to last six days; lawmakers will work through Thursday of this week, and then Tuesday, Nov. 5, through Thursday, Nov. 7. Tomorrow afternoon, the House will hold a hearing on the gaming expansion proposal that passed the Senate but stalled […]

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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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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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WALDROP AND THE NTRA: AN ARMY OF ONE?

By Ray Paulick Alex Waldrop is a good soldier who reminds me of Hiroo Onoda, the World War II legend who in 1944 was sent to Lubang island in the Philippines and told by his Japanese superiors to wage guerrilla warfare against the allied forces and to never give up. Along with a few others […]

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