Introducing Our Staff
Joseph D. Battaglia
Joseph has been a Certified Public Accountant for over twenty-five years, currently serving as the owner of Battaglia & Associates, CPA’s PLLC located in Halfmoon, New York. He has also served as Treasurer on local not-for-profit organization Board of Directors, as well as professionally serving many other charitable entities in independent audit, review, tax preparation and consulting capacities. Joseph is also an active standardbred racehorse owner and thoroughbred racehorse enthusiast. He is a member of the US Trotting Association and a former member of the Saratoga Cornell Cooperative Extension Equine Leadership Committee. The experience gained through involvement in the horse racing industry, as well as professionally from both inside Board service and independent engagements provides the experience necessary to serve as the initial President of the organization. As President, he will oversee the overall operations of the Board and organization.
Tom Law is the Managing Editor of ST Publishing Inc., publishers of the popular daily racing paper The Saratoga Special and a variety of other projects that include the website Thisishorseracing.com.
Tom grew up in Saratoga Springs and got his start in journalism and covering racing at The Saratogian before leaving for Lexington, Ky., in 1998 to begin a more than 14-year stint at Thoroughbred Times. He served six years as president of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters and is a winner of the Eclipse Award (2011), Red Smith Kentucky Derby Writing Award (2003) and Bill Leggett Breeders' Cup Magazine Writing Award (2000, 2005) for his coverage of Thoroughbred racing. Through his role at ST Publishing, Tom also is Senior Writer at Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Magazine.
John A. Cimino
John has been a Certified Public Accountant for over twenty five years and has had his own public accounting firm for over twenty years. In his practice, he has been involved in professionally serving many not-for-profit organizations in formation, accounting, tax preparation, and consulting. John is also an active standardbred racehorse owner, and has been involved in standardbred racing for the past twenty years. In addition to owning the horses, he also stays involved in their care and training. He is also a member of the US Trotting Association. This combination of financial and equine background makes him a natural fit for the Treasurer position. As Treasurer, he oversees the finances, accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, and other financial aspects of operating the organization.