Keyword: New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

  • New York Thoroughbred Breeders Executive Director Jeffrey Cannizzo and New York Racing Association senior vice president of racing operations Martin Panza

    Report: N.Y. Equine Industry Jobs Surpass 42,000

    New York is bullish on its equine industries, racing executives say, in pointing to a new report that shows more than 42,000 jobs are tied in some fashion to equine activities, with an economic impact of $5.3 billion—up 121% in the past 13 years.

  • New York Horsemen Encouraged by State Budget

    The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, working in collaboration with the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund and the New York Racing Association, was able to secure two key provisions.

  • NYTHA president Joseph Appelbaum said workers' compensation is the biggest issue facing New York horsemen

    New York Examines Workers' Comp Options for Riders

    Rising workers' compensation costs for a jockey injury protection fund in New York could be sharply slowed or even reduced under a series of ideas in intensifying discussions among Thoroughbred interests, insurers, and state regulators.

  • The planned location of a new hockey arena at Belmont Park, close to the Belmont Long Island Rail Road station

    Horsemen All Aboard Improved Belmont Train Stop

    The new head of the group representing owners and trainers at New York Racing Association tracks says the plan to relocate the NHL's New York Islanders to Belmont Park could boost interest in Thoroughbred horse racing.

  • Linda Rice at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York Bred sale

    NYTHA Elects First Female Vice Presidents

    The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Board of Directors held its meeting Dec. 12, and one of its first orders of business was to name trainer/director Linda Rice as First Vice President, and Tina Marie Bond as Second Vice President.

  • Joseph Appelbaum is the new president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

    Joseph Appelbaum Elected NYTHA President

    The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association announced the results of its 2017 election for president and Board of Directors Dec. 5. Joseph Appelbaum, running unopposed, was elected to his first term as president.

  • NYTHA president Rick Violette Jr.

    NYTHA Says Split Sample Program Has Started

    In a release sent to members, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said a split sample program for horsemen racing at New York Racing Association tracks started with opening day of the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet Nov. 3.

  • NYTHA General Meeting Planned July 25 at Saratoga

    There will be a general membership meeting of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association at noon, July 25, 2017 behind the Recreation Hall on Union Avenue at Saratoga Race Course.  

  • Trainers of Thoroughbreds in New York will be required to maintain a minimum of four continuing education hours per year

    NY to Require Trainer Continuing Education

    Thoroughbred trainers and assistant trainers will now be required to fulfill at least four hours annually of continuing education coursework in order to retain their racing licenses with New York state.

  • Horses in the morning at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

    Cuomo Vetos Jockey Fund Legislation

    Legislation permitting the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund to look at alternative coverage options for its increasingly expensive workers compensation insurance program has been vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

  • Jockey Luis Saez

    NYGC Rejects Recommendation on Saez Appeal

    The New York Gaming Commission's board Nov. 1 rejected a hearing officer's recommendation to drop a suspension order against Thoroughbred jockey Luis Saez for a "careless riding" incident and demanded a new examination into the matter.

  • NYRA president and CEO Chris Kay

    NYRA Offers Three Re-Organization Options

    Three-and-a-half years after being put under state control by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the New York Racing Association board of the directors approved a plan April 12 for a return to privatization at a meeting in New York City.

  • Workers' Comp Remains for NY Exercise Riders

    A measure to remove a mandate that exercise riders be provided workers' compensation coverage from the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund failed to get approved in either house of the New York legislature.

  • New York THA Releases Election Submissions

    The New York THA has released documents in conjunction with a review of the challenge of its 2014 election by Terry Finley, who lost the race for president to Rick Violette Jr. by a slim margin

  • The Big Apple's Big Vote

    The outcome of this year's New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association could significantly change the priorities of the owners and trainers organization.

  • Jim Gallagher, the executive director of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

    Panel: Backstretch Wage Compliance Increases

    Panelists at the Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law Aug. 12 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. painted a picture of increased compliance in the wake of a 2008 investigation into wage practices by the state of New York.

  • RTCANY to Host Turkey Giveaway

    The Race Track Chaplaincy of America will again give away hundreds of turkeys this week at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course to needy families within the New York Thoroughbred industry.

  • New York Horsemen Donate to Jockeys Fund

    The Board of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association voted unanimously at its meeting Nov. 14 to donate $50,000 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • NY Regulators Adopt Safety Recommendations

    Prodded by a rash of equine deaths at Aqueduct Racetrack last winter, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board Oct. 11 imposed what officials promised will be the first round of rules intended to make for safer racing.

  • Panel to Investigate Aqueduct Breakdowns

    Leading veterinarians and a Hall of Fame jockey will be among those studying the 20 fatal breakdowns of horses racing at Aqueduct Racetrack since December, New York officials announced March 22.

  • NYRA Schedules 'Spirit of Giving' Weekend

    The New York Racing Association, Inc.'s annual "Spirit of Giving" weekend is scheduled for Dec. 4-5 at Aqueduct Racetrack, featuring the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign and the "Stocking Stuffer" promotion.