The NJTHA board consists of an equal number of owners and trainers. The board is elected by majority vote of the membership. Four hundred and sixty three ballots were received from the membership of approximately 4,000.
Edited news releaseNew Jersey's Thoroughbred Horsemen Association has elected Dennis A. Drazin, one of the state's leading Thoroughbred owners and breeders, as president. In addition, the association has elected a new board of directors.Drazin is well versed in all of the issues impacting New Jersey's racing industry having served as both General Counsel to the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and chairman of the Thoroughbred industry's political action committee, ThoroPAC. A second-generation horsemen, he is well-known in Monmouth County and the surrounding areas for his legal acumen as well as his expertise in all aspects of horseracing and breeding. "I am greatly honored to serve as president of the NJTHA," Drazin said. "So much of my life revolves around the Thoroughbred industry, Monmouth Park and the many, many Thoroughbreds I race and breed. Thoroughbred racing is my passion and I will do everything in my power to ensure that New Jersey's industry stays strong and viable now and in the years to come."Drazin will be joined by long time board members John Forbes of Holmdel and Bill Anderson of Long Valley. Both Forbes and Anderson are well-known Thoroughbred trainers with stables based at Monmouth Park. Newcomers to the board are owners Dr. Joseph Birbaum of Toms River, Sam Fieramosca of Colts Neck, Richard Malouf of North Brunswick, A. Fred Maffeo of Shrewsbury and Jacob Schoor of Red Bank and trainers Tim Hills of Holmdel, Jim Ryerson of Oceanport, and Jason Servis of Eatontown. The new board will take office effective immediately and will serve a three-year term.