The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association will participate in the NTRA Legislative Action Campaign’s checkoff program, which supports the NTRA’s federal lobbying and government relations efforts. Each year, the WTBOA hosts its Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale, scheduled for Sept. 6 in Auburn, Wash.
Buyers and consignors of each horse to the sale may elect to have one-quarter of 1% of the purchase/sales price donated to the Legislative Action Campaign. The WTBOA joins Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton Co., Inc., Barretts and Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company as Thoroughbred sales companies that participate in the campaign’s fundraising efforts.
“Everyone here at the WTBOA is proud to support the NTRA’s legislative efforts,” said Dana Halvorson, president of the WTBOA. “We want to make it easy for our buyers and sellers to contribute to this important program if they so choose.”
“Our lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C., are nationwide in scope, and the WTBOA’s support will better highlight this important work to our many constituents in the Northwest,” said said Peggy Hendershot, the NTRA’s senior vice president-legislative affairs.