Keyword: New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

  • 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.

  • NYRA Announces Purse Increases for Belmont, Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association July 29 announced significant purse increases for its 2007 Saratoga Meet. Purses will also increase for the final three weeks of Belmont Park's Spring/Summer Meet beginning July 4.

  • N.Y. Bill Giving THA More Money Goes to Spitzer

    A measure in New York to increase the amount of money Thoroughbred owners pay from purses to the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has gained legislative approval and now goes to Gov. Eliot Spitzer for his consideration.

  • Minnie the Moocher, No Moocher at Saratoga

    How did the New York Racing Association choose the name Cab Calloway for one of the divisions of its Saratoga stakes for New York stallion-sired horses?