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NTRA, AHC Defend Common Pool Wagering

NTRA, AHC Defend Common Pool Wagering

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the American Horse Council have told a House subcommittee that interstate, common-pool simulcasting is legal by law, and that passage of HR 3125 would merely allow the pari-mutuel industry to continue business as usual.

IBM, NTRA Move Technology Venture Forward

A simple fact-finding mission that began about 10 months ago could result in a capital investment of more than $100 million—perhaps up to $200 million—for the Thoroughbred industry should the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and International Business Machines' Global Services move ahead with a broad technology venture.

NTRA Releases More Detailed Report

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has issued a 1999-2000 “Annual Report to the Membership” which calls for a $30.7-million budget as had been projected earlier this year.

Pincay, Desormeaux Items To Be Auctioned

The boots and goggles worn by Laffit Pincay Jr. during the race in which he became the sport’s all-time leader in wins and the whip carried by Kent Desormeaux when he won this year’s Kentucky Derby aboard Fusaichi Pegasus are among the items scheduled to be sold during the live portion of the NTRA All-Star Jockey Championship Auction on June 23.

Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Internet Bill

A subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee met Thursday afternoon to discuss the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act, which cleared the Senate last year. The pari-mutuel horse racing industry was represented at the hearing by outgoing Virginia Thoroughbred Association president Anne Poulson.

California Backstretch Labor Probed

Following a sweep of the stable areas of four California racetracks Wednesday, inspectors from the state labor commissioner's office and the U.S. Labor Department began pouring over records in search of violations, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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