Attorney Salvatore M. DeBunda has been re-elected to a second three-year term as President of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) by members of the statewide organization, which represents owners and trainers of horses that race at Parx Racing. Formerly known as Philadelphia Park, Parx Racing is part of Parx Racing and Casino in Bensalem, Pa.
Mr. DeBunda is co-Managing Partner of the Philadelphia office of Archer P.C., one of the region’s largest law firms. A racehorse owner and breeder for more than 20 years, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the 4,000-member PTHA for more than 15 years. His term as President runs through Dec. 31, 2016.
In September 2013, Mr. DeBunda was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Parx Racing in recognition of his efforts to promote the sport and benefit horsemen and other participants. Mr. DeBunda was honored as PTHA Man of the Year in 2007 in recognition of his work as primary author of the horsemen’s section of Act 71, the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. The legislation allocates a percentage of casino slot machine revenue to support thoroughbred and harness racing in the Commonwealth, as well as the nation’s first horse rescue program, Turning for Home, created by the PTHA.
Mr. DeBunda is widely regarded as one Pennsylvania’s leading authorities on the horseracing industry and equine law. He has been quoted extensively in the media with regard to those areas.
In addition to a focus on equine law, Mr. DeBunda’s diverse practice includes representation of corporate, health care and media clients, as well as significant private and family-owned companies and nonprofit organizations. His more than 40 years of legal and business experience includes high-level positions with media and electronics companies, as well as representation of cable television franchisees in Philadelphia and throughout the United States. Mr. DeBunda is Executive Producer of Let’s Go Racing, aweekly show he co-founded in 1992 and which airs in the Delaware Valley on Comcast SportsNet cable television channel.
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