New York THA

A non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred racing in New York.

nythaFor more than 50 years, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has represented owners and trainers at the three New York Racing Association tracks: Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.

NYTHA was founded to serve as a collective voice for horsemen and to improve the effectiveness of its constituents in the day-to-day business of horse racing, strive to protect the economic interests of all horsemen, and to gain public recognition of the sport.

Membership is open to any owner or trainer who is licensed by the New York State Gaming Commission and who has run a horse in the last two years at Aqueduct, Belmont or Saratoga. The NYTHA board of directors consists of five owners, five trainers and the president, with elections held every three years.

NYTHA places great emphasis on its backstretch employee benevolence program, which accounts for its largest single expenditure. The program includes health, counseling and social services; eyeglass and dental coverage; recreation programs; education including “English as a Second Language” classes, computer labs and the Groom Development Program; scholarships and college financial aid consultation; meal vouchers; and other initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life on the backstretch.


Andy Belfiore, Executive Director
Dionne Johnson, Business Manager
Marie Kizenko, Communications Manager
Abigail Klima, Membership Services


Tina Marie Bond, President
David Donk, 1st Vice President
Aron Yagoda, 2nd Vice President
Tom Bellhouse, Owner/Director
Dan Collins, Owner/Director
Sanford Goldfarb, Owner/Director
Dr. Jen White, Owner/Director
Jena Antonucci, Trainer/Director
David Duggan, Trainer/Director
James Ferraro, Trainer/Director
John Terranova, Trainer/Director



Mailing Address: P.O. Box 170070, Jamaica, NY 11417
Aqueduct Phone: (718) 848-5045
Aqueduct Fax: (718) 848-9269
Belmont Phone: (516) 488-2337
Belmont Fax: (516) 488-1698
Saratoga Phone: (518) 581-1034
Saratoga Fax: (518) 581-1037


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