The goal of NYTHA's benevolence program is to enhance the quality of life on the Backstretch for assistant trainers, exercise riders, grooms, hotwalkers and the other workers who are essential to the care and training of Thoroughbreds. The NYTHA benevolence program is recognized as among the best in the nation.
NYTHA allocates significant funding for the following programs:
To apply for benefits, workers must qualify by having a valid New York Racing license and have worked for a trainer at least 180 days (with check stubs as proof). The employee must fill out the appropriate form, and the NYTHA Benevolence Committee will review it. If approved, NYTHA will contact the individual and provide a reimbursement check.
Click here for the benefits application form (PDF)
Click here for the meal subsidies application form (PDF)