Members of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (PTHA) have selected horse owner and breeder Robert Hutt to serve as the new president of the organization.
Bob Hutt is president and CEO of Uptowncharlybrown Stud, LLC, a Pennsylvania-based Thoroughbred breeder and management firm. Hutt has 37 years of experience as an owner and a breeder and is the lead sponsor of the PTHA's Turning for Home, the association's signature racehorse aftercare and placement program.
“I am honored and thrilled to represent the horsemen at Parx,” Hutt said. “As president of the PTHA, one of my top priorities is expanding our fan base and introducing a new generation to the thrill of live racing. From a horsemen's perspective, I'm committed to ensuring that we have a level playing field for all owners and trainers. I will be an advocate for all horsemen, from the smallest trainer to the largest stables. Every trainer, regardless of size, deserves the same respect and an opportunity to earn a living in this industry.”
PTHA members also elected three new individuals to the Board of Directors, including owners John Fanelli and John Julia and trainer Robert “Butch” Reid, who previously served on the board from 2011 through 2019. Individuals who retained their position on the board include trainers Ed Coleti, Jr., Kate DeMasi, Scott Lake, and John Servis, as well as horse owners Jack Armstrong, Charles Asensio, and Jeffrey Matty, who also serves as Executive Director of the PTHA.