Nominating Period Underway for TTHBPA Board of Directors Election

(Austin, Texas - October 11, 2011) - The Texas Thoroughbred HBPA (TTHBPA) would like to announce that the nominating period for the 2012 TTHBPA Board of Directors election has begun. President of TTHBPA, Jan Haynes, has appointed Dr. Richard Weilburg, Junior Martinez and Kathy Stephens-Arnold to serve on the nominating committee. This year, there will be two (2) owner positions and one (1) trainer position available on the Board.The TTHBPA and the Texas Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (THBPA) are the partner organizations that comprise the Texas Horsemen's Partnership, LLP (THP).

In addition to nominations submitted by the committee, any ten (10) members in good standing may nominate an eligible member before October 28th, and that nominee's name will be considered by the nominating committee.

If you are interested in running for the board and meet the following qualifications, please notify the TTHBPA at (512) 467-9799 or

  1. You must currently be licensed as an owner, trainer or owner/trainer of Thoroughbred horses in Texas.
  2. You must be a member in good standing of the Association as defined in Article IV on the date of the nomination, and remain eligible as such, at all times thereafter.
  3. You must have started at least two (2) Thoroughbred horses at one or more licensed racetracks in Texas a minimum of five (5) times in Texas while a member in the association in the one year immediately preceding the date of nomination,
  4. No person shall be eligible to run on be put on the ballot as an owner candidate unless he or she has raced in the association as an owner-only for at least six (6) months prior to being nominated.

If a member of the organization has questions or would like to speak to a member of the nominating committee, please call the THP office at (512) 467-9799 for contact information..

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