The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, which represents horsemen at Parx Racing, works to guarantee the live racing program, protect horsemen’s rights, offer health care and pensions, and provide benevolence programs. The PTHA, which is active in legislative and regulatory issues in Pennsylvania, created the Horsemen’s Purchasing Association, which sells equine supplies on site. The organization also offers various insurance programs for horsemen, a benefit trust for stable employees who are eligible for health insurance, and medical services for backstretch workers. The organization has an 11-member board of five trainers, five owners, and the president. Elections are held once every three years. The PTHA in 2000 inaugurated the Granny Youmans Scholarship Fund to aid stable employees and their dependents.
Salvatore M. DeBunda Esq., President Jeffrey Matty Jr., Executive Director Connie Youmans, Office Manager and Corporate Secretary Vicky Mangini, Horsemen’s Purchasing Association Manager Danielle Montgomery, Turning for Home Program Administrator Amanda-Kate Lenzi, Benefits Coordinator Danielle Gibson, Publicity Director Lauren Young, Executive Assistant Gabrielle Rapone, Marketing Director Archer & Greiner, P.C., Attorneys
Director/Owners Michael P. Ballezzi, Esq. Steven A. Appel, DDS, First Vice President Jack Armstrong Carlos “Charles” Asenio, Treasurer Director/Trainers Philip Aristone, Second Vice President Kathleen DeMasi Edward Colletti Jr. Robert Reid Jr. John Servis