THE RESULTS ARE IN: 2020 NYTHA ELECTION
2020 was an election year for the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association.
The NYTHA Board consists of five Owner Directors, five Trainer or Owner/Trainer Directors, and the President.
Elections are held every three years, and all qualified NYTHA members may participate in electing the President and the Board of Directors.
Congratulations to the following:
TINA MARIE BOND
ARON S. YAGODA
EDWARD J. MESSINA, Ph.D.
PATRICK J. KELLY
JOHN KIMMEL, V.M.D.
RICHARD E. SCHOSBERG
Thank you to everyone who made their voice heard and participated in the voting!
2020 VOTING INFORMATION
To be entitled to vote in a NYTHA election, a member must:
(A) be licensed as an owner or trainer by the New York State Gaming Commission; AND
(B) start a Thoroughbred racehorse in a qualifying race within the jurisdiction of this Association during the current and/or prior calendar year; AND
(C) be listed as a Thoroughbred racehorse owner or trainer in the Equibase owner or trainer records and in an official track program, OR
(D) own a minimum of 5% of a Thoroughbred racehorse that starts in a qualifying race within the jurisdiction of this Association; AND
(E) complete the membership self-affirmation form included with the voting package.
If you own 5% of a horse that started in a pari-mutuel race at a NYRA track in 2019/2020 and were not listed as an owner in the Equibase owner records and in an official NYRA program and you wish to cast a ballot, you will be required to complete the a NYTHA Self Affirmation Form included with the voting package or upon request.
The election will be supervised by Election Services Co., Melville, NY. Voting packages will be mailed this month. All votes must be cast in person or by proxy during the NYTHA Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually on Monday, December 7, 2020. If you are a NYTHA Member but will not attend the Annual Meeting in person, you must complete and submit the proxy authorization and, when necessary, the self-affirmation form attesting to your eligibility to vote. NYTHA members may complete the proxy authorization and, when necessary, the self-affirmation form provided in the voting package, and return it by mail OR they may complete the proxy authorization and, when necessary, the self-affirmation form ONLINE, using the website address and unique Proxy Control Number that will be provided by Election Services Co. in the voting package. Whether submitted by mail or online, the proxy authorization and, when necessary, self-affirmation form must be received no later than the deadline of 5 p.m., EST, on Dec. 3, 2020.
PROXY AUTHORIZATIONS AND SELF-AFFIRMATION FORMS WILL, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, BE ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY MAIL AFTER THE DEADLINE OF 5 P.M., EST, ON DEC. 3, 2020.
For those who plan to attend the Dec. 7 Annual Meeting, there will be a secure procedure to allow for in-person online voting.
If you feel you are entitled to vote in the NYTHA Election, but did not receive a voting package, please contact the NYTHA Office by 5 p.m. on Nov. 23, 2020, for a mail-in voting package, and by 5 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2020, for an online voting package. You can contact the NYTHA Office at (516) 488-2337 (before Nov. 1, 2020) OR (718) 848-5045 (after Nov. 1, 2020) or send an email to: Election2020@nytha.com.
All information concerning the election will be posted on NYTHA’s website, nytha.com.