Pennsylvania THA

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

pthaThe 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

Michael P. Ballezi Esq., 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



Michael P. Ballezzi, Esq., Executive Director

Steven A. Appel, DDS, First Vice President

Jack Armstrong

Carlos “Charles” Asenio, Treasurer


Philip Aristone, Second Vice President

Kathleen DeMasi

Edward Colletti Jr.

Robert Reid Jr.

John Servis



Mailing Address: P.O. Box 300, Bensalem, PA 19020-0300

Shipping Address: 2786 Galloway Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020

Phone: (215) 638-2012

Fax: (215) 638-2919




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