||Nominating Period for TTHBPA 2017 Board of Directors Election Underway
(Austin, Texas - Monday, December 5, 2016) - The Texas Thoroughbred Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association (TTHBPA), the Thoroughbred representative partner in the Texas Horsemen's Partnership, LLP (THP), has opened its 2017 Board of Directors election nomination period, with two
owner and one trainer seats open. The nomination period will
remain open until December 14, 2016, and nominations can
be made by calling one of the members of the nomination
committee. The nominating committee consists of:
- Jan Haynes, (214) 632-1589
- Lane Hutchins
- Kathy Stephens-Arnold, (210) 291-2242
Ten members in good standing can submit a potential
name for consideration. Here are the details from the bylaws:
Section 6. Election of the Board of Directors.
(A) The Board of Directors shall be elected by the
Association's eligible voting Members in good standing.
(B) No person shall be eligible for nomination or to
serve as a Director unless:
(1) He is a currently licensed Owner, Trainer or Owner/Trainer of Thoroughbred Horses in Texas.
(2) He is a Member in good standing of the Association as defined in Article IV on the
date of his nomination, and remains eligible as
such, at all times thereafter.
(3) He has started at least two (2)
Thoroughbred Horses at one or more licensed
Racetracks in Texas, for a combined total of
five (5) races in Texas while a Member of the
Association, in the immediate preceding 12 months prior to
the date of his nomination.
(C) No person shall be eligible to run or be put on the
ballot as an Owner-only candidate unless he has raced in the
Association as an Owner-only for at least six (6) months prior
to being nominated.
(D) No person shall be eligible to run or be put on the
ballot as a Trainer or Owner/Trainer candidate unless he has
raced in the Association as a Trainer or Owner/Trainer for at
least six (6) months prior to being nominated.
Ballots are tentatively scheduled to mail out during the
first week of January, in which case they would be due back
by the last week of January. Election results would then be available by early February.
If you have additional questions regarding the TTHBPA
nominating and election process, please contact the Texas
Horsemen’s Partnership office at (512) 467-9799.