"Our Association has been a national leader in promoting equine health and safety protocols through the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities and we expect to continue in that role."
"COVID-19 has economically devastated many state budgets and the additional resources just may not be there to improve upon the existing anti-doping and medication enforcement program infrastructure to comply with (the federal bill)."
"We are certainly concerned about that statement that there is a 2021 contract (with Arlington) but we may or may not run. There seems to be a disconnect here we are greatly concerned about.”
"The claiming race is the most frequently run race in the United States, and we have bastardized this category ad nauseam."
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.