Click on the play button below to watch the clip from Let’s Go Racing, which aired Saturday, July 13, 2013.
Salvatore M. DeBunda, President and General Counsel of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA), appeared on the thoroughbred horse racing program Let’s Go Racing on Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m. on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. Mr. DeBunda, along with the hosts and other guests, discussed current topics including a recent equine law seminar presented by the PTHA and the law firm of Archer, where Mr. DeBunda serves as Philadelphia office managing partner. The seminar, held June 25 at Parx Racetrack in Bensalem, Pa., covered legal aspects of horse ownership, buying and selling horses, tax and estate planning for horse ownership, and the legal issues that horse owners and operators face on a daily basis.
A racehorse owner for more than 20 years, Mr. DeBunda is also a founder and the Executive Producer of Let’s Go Racing, which highlights the stars of the sport — the thoroughbreds — and the personalities that help get them to the winner circle. Mr. DeBunda, one of Pennsylvania’s leading advocates for the horse racing industry, was primary author of the horsemen’s sections of the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act, passed in 2004. The Act allocates a percentage of revenue from casino slot machines to support various aspects of thoroughbred and harness racing in Pennsylvania.
Mr. DeBunda has appeared on ESPN’s horse racing show In the Gate as part of a panel of influencers who discussed leadership within the sport and whether horse racing should have a unified governing body as in other sports.
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.