August 2015 Newsletter Available

newsletter2015 8The August 2015 edition of the Horsemen's Newsletter is now online and available for download. To view this edition click herearrow

The Horsemen's Newsletter is published monthly by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and is mailed to each licensed owner and trainer in the state of Maryland.

New Medication Guideline Booklets Available

BookletsMRCMTHA, in conjunction with the Maryland Racing Commission, has printed a new, updated version of the Maryland Racing Medication Guideline booklet to be used as a reference for horsemen.

The reference guides, dated August 1, 2015, reflect the latest medication recommendations as part of the National Uniform Medication Program, an effort that began in the Mid-Atlantic region more than two years ago.

The booklets, which will be mailed to each licensed training in the state of Maryland, may also be obtained by horsemen in the Laurel Park racing office, the MTHA racetrack office or by clicking this link for a PDF version.

Introducing Counseling Administrator Jasmine Arian

Jasmine ArianIt might be the best pairing since American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza. The Horsemen’s Counseling Program and its new assistance coordinator, Jasmine Arian, appear to be made for each other.

Arian, 24, knows her way around a racetrack. She’s engaged to Oscar Mancilla, the son of jockey Oscar Mancilla (yes, they both have the same name). So when the HCP job became available she immediately showed an interest.

“My passion is having a career to help people,” Arian said. “When I saw this job, I thought it would be an excellent fit. I know a lot about the track.”

Arian started working for the HCP officially on July 1, taking over from recently retired Bill Borchardt, who married and moved to Alabama. While Borchardt actually did individual counseling sessions on a part-time basis, Arian will instead assist horsemen full-time to find professional help for what they need.

The Horsemen’s Counseling Program, which is a cooperative effort between MTHA and Maryland Jockey Club, assists racetrack employees who are dealing with personal, family and work-related situations that may be troubling. The coordinator provides services and resources to assist in dealing with a wide variety of problems including: stress, depression, family problems, marital conflict, anxiety, grief, alcohol or drug abuse, financial concerns and legal issues.

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Golden, Quade Among Racing Media Honorees

RGoldenRichard Golden’s first memory of horses was going to summer camp when he was 7 years old and discovering his favorite activity was going to the stables every day where he learned to ride and take care of the horses.

A sweet beginning for a man who eventually would become the owner of Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, its sister farm in Peach Bottom, Pa., Maryland’s leading sire Not For Love and Sycamore Hall Farm, also in Chesapeake City. Now, Golden has been named the recipient of the Maryland Racing Media Association’s Humphrey S. Finney Award.

The award is named for the founding editor of The Maryland Horse Magazine, who was also past chair of the Fasig-Tipton Co. It is the most prestigious honor given by the MRMA and comes in recognition of a winner’s lifetime contributions to horse racing in Maryland.

Maryland Racing Commission chairman Bruce Quade also has been selected to receive the MRMA’s Nancy Alberts Newsmaker Award and new national Hall of Fame inductees trainer King Leatherbury and Xtra Heat have been named winners of the MRMA Dale Austin Newsmaker Award.  The awards will be presented in November at the MRMA’s annual crab feast at Laurel Park.

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June/July 2015 Newsletter Available

newsletter2015 4The June / July 2015 edition of the Horsemen's Newsletter is now online and available for download. To view this edition click herearrow

The Horsemen's Newsletter is published monthly by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and is mailed to each licensed owner and trainer in the state of Maryland.

May 2015 Newsletter Available

newsletter2015 4The May 2015 edition of the Horsemen's Newsletter is now online and available for download. To view this edition click herearrow

The Horsemen's Newsletter is published monthly by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and is mailed to each licensed owner and trainer in the state of Maryland.

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