August 2017 Newsletter Available

newsletter2017 8The August 2017 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.

 

MTHA Candidate Letters

The MTHA Board of Director's election is currently underway with ballots due to be received (not postmarked) back by August 15, 2017. The 2017 election is being conducted by a third party election services company in Washington state. All ballots will be sent from and returned to this third party company.

Each candidate's biography appears in the profile booklet that was mailed to all licensed owners and trainers as of the end of May 2017. The profile booklet can be downloaded here.

Additionally, candidates were afforded the opportunity to write an additional letter advocating for their candidacy to be posted online if they choose. These letters from candidates can be viewed here. 

Letters will be posted as they are received from candidates.

 

Updated Candidate Profile Booklet

2017ProfileBookletIt has come to our attention that a candidate running for election in the 2017 MTHA Board of Directors election inadvertently had their attendance record omitted from the profile booklet that is provided as a service to members during the election process.

This profile booklet has been updated with this information and is available by clicking here.

July 2017 Newsletter Available

newsletter2017 7The July 2017 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.

 

6/23/17 Board Meeting Wrap-up

The MTHA board of directors June 23 approved requests to schedule several more Virginia-bred races at Laurel Park this year and to assist the Maryland State Fair at Timonium in increasing overnight purses during its seven-day meet.

Maryland has been hosting Virginia-bred stakes on its turf course to assist owners and breeders who have had no regular Thoroughbred meet since the closure of Colonial Downs. The MTHA board was asked to consider adding another five races that would be sprinkled over a six-month period at Laurel.

MTHA president Tim Keefe noted purses for Virginia-bred races are funded by the Virginia Equine Alliance and not the Maryland purse account.

“It doesn’t cost us anything to run the races, and we get the (revenue from pari-mutuel handle on the races),” Keefe said. “One thing it does cost us—maybe—are races for Maryland horses on those days. But there are plenty of Virginia horsemen who support us throughout the year.”

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