Joe Appelbaum President NYTHA

“We’ve been a leader on racehorse safety in the Mid-Atlantic and nationally, the numbers show it, but we cannot rest on our laurels. We need to focus on protecting our horses, and there’s only one way to do it—collaboratively, collectively and comprehensively. We all have to contribute.”

Alan Foreman Chairman THA

"We have to continue to learn from our experiences and make the changes and adopt reforms that we know will make things better for our horses and our industry."

Ed Martin President ARCI

“The horseracing industry is under attack by organizations and individuals that would like to outlaw horse racing. The industry needs to be collectively aware of that. Anything the industry can do to eliminate some of the arguments against it helps remove those arguments.”

Dr. Jennifer Durenberger Chief Veterinarian NYRA

“Animal-use industries are tremendous engines of economic development, particularly for rural economies. Respond with numbers and your economic impact.”

About THA

The Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association is a highly regarded and influential voice on all issues affecting owners and trainers.

The THA affords its member organizations the opportunity to discuss and collaborate on issues of mutual concern to its membership and to provide strong  representation for horsemen on local, regional and national issues.

The THA has provided ongoing leadership for consensus-based decision-making and policy implementation on such issues as medication; racehorse aftercare; equine health, safety and welfare; protecting the integrity of our sport; and improving the economics for racing’s participants.

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An association of official horsemen’s organizations.