Graham Motion

Graham Motion

Anne M. Eberhardt

Maryland Horsemen Group Elects 15 Directors

The organization said the return rate for ballots exceeded 25%.

Members of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have elected seven new directors as well as eight incumbents from a slate of 29 candidates in the recently concluded board of directors election.

The following individuals were elected to three-year terms on the board.

Owners: Christine E. Bricker, Ellen M. Charles, JoAnn Hayden, Michael F. Horning, R. Larry Johnson, Robert T. Manfuso, and Charles "Chip" J. Reed

Trainers: A. Ferris Allen III, Dale Caupano, Linda S. Gaudet, Timothy L. Keefe, Lawrence E. Murray, H. Graham Motion, Michael J. Trombetta, and Katharine M. Voss.

According to the MTHA, ballots were mailed nationwide to 2,169 currently licensed owners and trainers in early July from Election Trust, a third party election services company that specializes in the administration of corporate and non-profit board elections.

Election Trust had received 558 ballots by the close of business Aug. 15, for a return rate of over 25%. The MTHA said that participation rate far exceeds previous elections it has conducted, as well as national non-profit election averages, according to representatives at Election Trust.

The MTHA election occurs every three years when members of the association select all 15 directorships. The election of officers will take place at the MTHA's September board meeting.