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The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) Board of Directors is comprised of an eleven-member board, including one President, five Owner/Directors, and five Trainer/Directors. The terms for each member are in three-year increments,
and the board members are decided through an election by owners and trainers of the PTHA.
The most recent election was completed on December 31, 2019, and the new board members were announced on January 7, 2020.
SALVATORE M. DEBUNDA, ESQ.President
“IN THE NEARLY THIRTY YEARS THAT I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR THE PTHA, THE BIGGEST REWARD IS BEING PART OF THE PASSION AND LOVE THAT OUR HORSEMEN BRING TO THE SPORT OF RACING.”
MICHAEL P. BALLEZZI, ESQ.EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OWNER/DIRECTOR
“AS A MEMBER OF THE PTHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS, I HAVE CONCENTRATED MY EFFORTS ON THOSE ISSUES WHICH ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE SURVIVAL OF ALL HORSEMEN AT PARX RACING.”
STEVEN A. APPEL, DDSFIRST VICE PRESIDENT, OWNER/DIRECTOR
“I AM PROUD TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF OUR SUCCESS. BUT OUR WORK IS NOT OVER. WE MUST PROTECT THE GAINS WE HAVE MADE. WE MUST EDUCATE OUR LEGISLATORS IN HARRISBURG ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT OUR INDUSTRY IS TO THE PENNSYLVANIA ECONOMY.”
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