PRESIDENT POST GAMING COMMISSION ANALYSIS AND MESSAGE


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Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Inc. 189 Squire Road, #251 Revere, Ma. 02151 August 26, 2016 I, like the nearly 500 members of the MassTHA were extremely disappointed with the Massachusetts State Gaming Commission decision under-funding the Middleborough Agricultural Society application for live thoroughbred racing at Brockton. Disappointment was not limited to our membership. As a…read more »

BROCKTON STALL APPLICATION DOWNLOAD


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BROCKTON STALL APPLICATION (1) CLICK ABOVE TO DOWN LOAD WORD DOCUMENT FOR FAX SUBMIT to 781-289-5770.

BROCKTON STALL APPLICATIONS READY FOR SUBMITAL AND CONSIDERATION


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The Middleborough Agricultural Society in conjunction with the Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association is pleased to announce stall applications for the 2016 meet to be conducted at the Brockton Fairgrounds are available for download and immediate return to William Lagorio  by fax to 781-289-5770.  Please complete each line of the stall application and attach the authorized…read more »

HBPA “SPINS” OUT OF CONTROL AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT OF PURSE AGREEMENT


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The MassTHA provided notice to the Massachusetts State Gaming Commission it has entered into a purse agreement with the Middleborough Agricultural Society, produced through the regular contractual process between a race association and a horsemen’s group, to conduct live thoroughbred racing at the Brockton Fair Grounds in 2016. Racing could commence as early as July,…read more »

MassTHA OPPOSITION TO OFFTRACK BETTING HOUSE BILL 154 PROVIDED TO LEGISLATORS


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The MassTHA Board of Directors, by Corporate Resolution of the Board, has caused correspondence of opposition to House Bill 154 to be delivered to the House and Senate Chairs of the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee. MATHA Corp Resolution 3.13.16 The committee has recently released House bill 154 to the floor with a recommendation…read more »

SUFFOLK DOWNS TO BECOME OFF TRACK BETTING PARLOR


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A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 154) offered up by Mr. Garrett J. Bradley of Hingham, creatively entitled “An Act relative to thoroughbred horse racing” has exited committee hearings after referral to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure with a favorable recommendation. The key language in the bill anticipates and would allow,…read more »

BOARD ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2016-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION


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The MassTHA is now accepting nominations to the Board of Directors. Ten (10) seats will be filled within 10 days after the election results are certified. The election will be conducted in April by Paper Ballot mailed directly to the postal address on a MassTHA member’s registration card. Trainers and Owners are eligible to be…read more »

BOARD SCHEDULES ELECTIONS PROTESTORS WITHDRAW-PROTEST


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The MassTHA Board has resolved to open nominations and conduct elections of board members for seating in 2016 through 2018. Nominations for trainers and owners will open and close in March with April 2016 elections. Details will be provided to the certified membership qualifying to cast ballots in the election. Please consult the MassTHA Bylaws…read more »

MEMBERSHIP ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT ON REGULATORY LANGUAGE


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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has posted proposed changes to the definition of a “horsemen’s group ” on their web site. There is no preamble for the change in the definition section, explanation for the need to change the definition nor reasoning for the proposed change to 205 CMR 1.49.00. Without a preamble or reason for…read more »

THIRD GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SCHEDULED


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The third general membership meeting of the Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association will be commence at 1 P.M. February 14th , 2016 at the Revere VFW. Yes it’s Valentine’s Day afternoon and the Board invites you and your sweetheart to come and participate in a lively debate regarding the status of thoroughbred horse racing in the…read more »

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