The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), John Deere, and John Deere Credit (JDC), announced Wednesday low-rate financing as well as lease offers are now available on John Deere tractors. The JDC offer is in addition to the special discounted prices on John Deere tractors offered to NTRA members. These financing options are available to current-year supporters who have directly contributed at least $1,000 to the NTRA, subject to John Deere Credit approval. Through April 30, 2002, members can purchase a new utility, row crop or 4WD John Deere tractor -- from 40 to 450 horsepower -- and choose one of the following financing options: 6.5% fixed-rate financing for up to five years; or 6.8% JDC lease (tax-exempt states only)."Now we have the total package," said Joe Morris, executive director of NTRA Purchasing. "Not only can we provide our members great value and savings on their equipment needs through John Deere, we also can provide great lease rates and financing programs through John Deere Credit."These financing options are available to current-year supporters who have directly contributed at least $1,000 to the NTRA, subject to John Deere Credit approval. Supporters include: current members or employees of NTRA dues-paying organizations; stallion, foal or supplemental nominators for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships; individuals, corporations, and farms participating in the NTRA's voluntary stallion season, foal registration or 1/4 percent auction programs; and cash contributors to the NTRA through any other NTRA-sanctioned dues program.For more information contact NTRA Purchasing toll-free at (866) 678-4289.