June 2019 Newsletter Available

newsletter2019 6The June 2019 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 licensed owners and trainers in the state of Maryland.

 

Training canceled June 3 to allow for ground testing at Laurel

Training at Laurel on Monday, June 3, has been canceled in connection with preliminary testing required before the new Amish barn, or “stick barn” can be constructed not far from the gap near the three-eighths pole.

Maryland Jockey Club President Sal Sinatra May 30 said the work involves heavy equipment that will perform soil boring tests to ensure the designated construction area can take the necessary weight of the planned three-story structure. It was deemed better to allow the crew to try to get all the work done as quickly as possible rather than have it start after training on multiple days.

Sinatra said the noise level will be monitored June 3 to determine whether training could continue in conjunction with the project should it extend beyond the first day.

Lasix Facts

Lasix has been extensively researched, probably more than any other medication for horses.  It does not enhance performance, but allows horses to perform to their natural abilities.  As in the entire history of the relationship of man and horse, the animal is best served when we provide the best possible care available, and in the case of horse racing, this includes the control of EIPH with Lasix. Read More

May 2019 Newsletter Available

newsletter2019 5The May 2019 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 licensed owners and trainers in the state of Maryland.

 

Joint MTHA and MHBA Statement On Race Day Medication

The stakeholders in Maryland’s racing industry are parties to a landmark 10-Year Agreement that has facilitated many positive changes to the way our racing is being conducted at every level.  It has truly led to a renaissance for Maryland’s racing industry. Our collective partnership, with the support of the Maryland Racing Commission, has succeeded because we have agreed to speak as one and as a united industry after years of discord.

Moreover, our collective efforts in Maryland, together with our fellow stakeholders and regulators in the Mid-Atlantic region, have resulted in the implementation of industry-leading health, safety and welfare protocols and strategies for our horses.  We are seeing evidence-based results from our efforts.  In Maryland, we put our horses first, which is why we are committed and enthusiastic participants in the recently adopted Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities.

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Backstretch Workers Urged to Follow Dorm Protocols

In response to Anne Arundel County Board of Health regulations, individuals who reside in the barn area at Laurel Park are being urged to follow health and safety protocols.

During an April 4 community meeting held by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, backstretch employees were told to cease cooking in dorm rooms, stop disconnecting smoke alarms and to keep their rooms clutter-free in part assist first responders in the event of emergencies.

The county doesn’t permit cooking in dorm rooms, and the Maryland Jockey Club will enforce the rule. Violation of any of the policies can result in loss of dorm privileges.

In addition, smoking in common areas—laundry rooms, track kitchen and recreation room—is prohibited.

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