UNSOLICITED LETTER SPARKS RESPONSE AND FURTHERS DIVIDE


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Recently I was presented with a desperate plea to abandon my principals and adopt the great vision of a rival faction. That faction was the NEHBPA. According to its December 16, 2016 directive, I should immediately surrender and proxy all authority un to them and abandon the MTHA faction as a lost cause. I was…read more »

PRESIDENT’S YEAR END MESSAGE


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The Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association continues to make significant gains in reestablishing a full time race meet in the Commonwealth. The dedication of our membership is demonstrating to the racing community and commission that the MassTHA represents the majority of horsemen and horsewomen in the Commonwealth. As 2016 approaches our mission requires the continued and…read more »

GAMING COMMISSION CONTEMPLATES REGULATORY CHANGE AND RULE CLARIFICATION


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Despite reports to the contrary , the MassTHA has made significant strides to become one of the recognized horsemen’s group in the Commonwealth. Mark Twain’s retort ” the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated” comes to mind as other publications and their advocates down play the significance of recent gaming commission proceedings. In…read more »

SECOND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING ALLOWS LIVELY DEBATE


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The second Mass Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association general membership meeting was held Monday, November 30, 2015. The meeting was well attended by members and interested horsemen. Bill Lagorio opened the meeting and updated the attendees with progress made to secure maximum thoroughbred racing days in the Commonwealth, including the Carney Family’s commitment to bring 30 days…read more »

COLONIAL DOWNS DENIED RACING SOUNDS LIKE SUFFOLK DOWN’S FUTURE


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DON’T THINK THEY ARE SIMULCASTING ! The Virginia Racing Commission voted today to deny the application submitted by Colonial Downs to hold nationally recognized Thoroughbred races in 2016. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the decision was made because “commissioners said the track displayed callous disregard for the industry when it surrendered its unlimited license last…read more »

The Stronach Group has plans to make Laurel the premier Maryland Thoroughbred racetrack.


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Interesting reading. Stronach on the move in Maryland. http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/laurel-park-upgrades-breathe-new-life-into-maryland-racing/ Copy and paste to your browser.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


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Thanksgiving Newsletter 2015 We would like to wish all of our many members and their families a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.   Our goal for the 2016 racing season was twofold, (1) deny Suffolk Downs the right to year round simulcasting until restoration of a full live racing schedule, (2) fully support the Carney family,…read more »

2ND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING NOVEMBER 30, 2015


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The Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association will conduct its second general membership meeting November 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will take place at the VFW on Bennington Street in Revere. The VFW is located just down the street from the Beechmont Dunkin’ Donuts. The meeting is open to all, feel free to bring on…read more »

2016 SUFFOLK 6 DAY MEET PROPOSAL REQUIRES HORSEMEN INPUT NOVEMBER 5TH


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Despite the stern August 2015 warning to Suffolk Downs and Chip Tuttle from Commissioner Gayle Cameron, Commissioner of the Massachusetts State Gaming Commission, not to repeat a limited day racing application , Suffolk Downs has applied for (6) six days of racing in the 2016 season. In essence , Suffolk  intends to open the track…read more »

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING WELL ATTENDED


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The initial meeting of the Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, graciously hosted at the Revere VFW Post on Bennington Street in Revere , took center stage Tuesday , September 22, 2015.  The meeting was attended by well over 100 horsemen and local dignitaries concerned with the future of thoroughbred racing. The meeting commenced after the charter…read more »

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