NYTHA President Nominee Q&A: Chad Summers

The position of New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (NYTHA) president is up for grabs at a time of great upheaval for horse racing in the state. Belmont Park is poised to undergo a $455-million overhaul, after which Aqueduct is set to close its doors. Within a few years, horse racing in New York will look drastically different to what it looks like today. This is also a period of tremendous existential challenge for the sport, as evidenced by a recent 60 Minutes expose on the industry's doping problems. Among the...

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Partnerships: Finding the Right Partnership For You–Part I

If you are someone who always had the dream of owning a Thoroughbred racehorse and have room on your wall for a few coveted winner's circle photos, there are some important things to consider in order to maximize your experience and avoid some of the pratfalls that can leave a new owner's confidence crippled. As the Executive Director of the Minnesota Racehorse Engagement Project from 2019-2022, I was able to direct over 300 first time owners into Thoroughbred racehorse ownership. The secret sauce in making this happen was providing a...

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