The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will relocate its headquarters to downtown Lexington after nearly 20 years at suburban office parks on the outskirts of the city, the organization announced May 31.
With 11 days remaining before the 149th Belmont Stakes (G1), at Belmont Park, in Elmont, N.Y., the top-3-year-olds in the nation are in the final stages of preparation for the "Test of the Champion."
In re-introducing federal legislation that would give the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of medication issues and drug testing in horse racing, Congressmen Paul Tonko and Andy Barr emphasized the need for uniformity in medication rules.
Insurance Office of America, one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the United States with more than 1,200 associates throughout the country, is the new official insurance provider of the NTRA, the two entities announced today.
The top five finishers earn an automatic berth to the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship.
Always Dreaming is the new leader in the NTRA 3-Year Old Poll, Arrogate remains first in Top Thoroughbred Poll
- By Frank Angst
An industry supported provision that could allow additional foreign, seasonal H-2B visa workers made it through Congress as part of the government-funding bill signed by the Senate May 4.
- By Frank Angst
The horse racing industry received encouraging news on the foreign seasonal worker front in the $1 trillion spending bill hammered out by Congressional leaders April 30.
- By Frank Angst
While the Triple Crown races are approaching beginning with the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), the NTRA continues a busy stretch in Washington putting the industry's message forward on immigration and tax issues.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association on April 27 approved the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.
Results released April 17 of National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old poll.
Twelve members of Congress have signed a letter delivered to the Department of Treasury requesting recently proposed IRS regulations relating to the way pari-mutuel winnings are calculated for tax withholding and reporting purposes be finalized.
Results released April 10 of National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old poll.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced April 7 that the 47th Annual Eclipse Awards will be held Jan. 25, 2018; the Thursday before the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll results were released April 3.
U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, a Kentucky Republican and chairman of the Congressional Horse Caucus, introduced three bills March 30 that would make simple tax code reforms designed to encourage greater investment and participation in the horse industry.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced March 30 that Churchill Downs Inc. has rejoined the organization and that Bill Mudd, president and chief operating officer of CDI, has been appointed to the NTRA's Board of Directors.
HorsePlayers.com is the new official online qualifying site for the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge and the NTRA's newly re-branded National Horseplayers Championship.
The Chicago-area racetrack has emerged as one of the leading destinations for NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) qualifying contests.
The NTRA is continuing efforts to what it hopes will be a successful finish on new tax reporting and withholding rules while working with the industry to make sure it will quickly transition to the new rules.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Feb. 7 that Betfair US/TVG has joined the organization and that Kip Levin, Chief Executive Officer of Betfair US and TVG, has been appointed to the NTRA's Board of Directors.
Paul Shurman and Steve Wolfson Sr. have been selected for induction to the NHC Hall of Fame, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Jan. 26.
The report is the third equine study since 1998 conducted by NAHMS. It focuses on horses at farms and ranches, breeding farms, boarding and training stables, and riding stables.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 17 that LUXAIR JETS (luxairjets.com), which provides private aviation travel on a fleet of some of the world's finest private aircraft, has become an official partner of the Eclipse Awards.
Behind the scenes work, innovation to spark 2017
The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service have all but enacted new rules on withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel winnings that experts believe will pump tens of millions of dollars back into pari-mutuel pools.
The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service took a big step toward changing rules on withholding and reporting in respect to pari-mutuel winnings Dec. 29.
AmWager, the online account wagering platform owned and operated by AmWest Entertainment, has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, through its involvement in the H-2B Workforce Coalition, has joined other organizations pushing to have the H-2B visa returning worker exemption reinstated in a continuing resolution.
Staff representing every major initiative at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association will be in Tucson, Ariz., next week for the racing industry's most important annual business conference.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Nov. 9 announced that 51 of the 54 federal candidates it supported during the 2015/2016 election cycle won their races Nov. 8.
West Virginia Racing Commission staff will explore, among other things, whether capital improvement money racetracks get from a video lottery terminal fund can be used to pay for accreditation through the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and its Washington, D.C., lobbying firm are playing the waiting game regarding tax changes that would allow pari-mutuel bettors to keep more of their winnings.
One of the highlights of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association annual report for fiscal year 2015-2016 is the feedback generated in its efforts to update rules on reporting and withholding of big pari-mutuel winning tickets.
California Chrome remains the leading Thoroughbred in North America in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll released July 18.
If the recommendations are put in place, thresholds for reporting and withholding purposes on many winning exotic bet pari-mutuel wagers would be increased.
A U.S. House of Representatives committee on June 9 encouraged the changes in language to tax laws that would allow winning players to hold on to more of their money.
Participants earn credit for the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Code of Standards.
Nyquist tops poll of experts in the 3-year-old poll, while California Chrome tops overall poll.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Churchill Downs has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.
Reddam Racing's Nyquist moved to the top of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association poll of top 3-year-olds after his victory in the April 2 Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I).
Louisiana State Racing Commission member and 2001 winner of the National Handicapping Championship Judy Wagner is the new chair of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.
Using the recent accreditation of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance as an example, NTRA president Alex Waldrop said the industry can work with regulators to improve the sport.
Destin and Danzing Candy, respective winners of classics preps on the East Coast and West Coast March 12, made the top five in this week's National Thoroughbred Racing Association top 3-year-old poll released March 14.
Mohaymen, California Chrome top week one of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association polls for 2016.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has set the dates for the next Eclipse Awards ceremony and National Handicapping Championship.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Handicapping, Thoroughbred Sales, Kentucky
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association March 2 released the 2015 annual report for its bipartisan federal Political Action Committee, Horse PAC.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Feb. 23 announced that Horse PAC, the Thoroughbred racing industry's federal political action committee, has added Keith Chamblin to its board of directors.
Handicapping contest veteran Dave Gutfreund led the National Handicapping Championship at Treasure Island in Las Vegas after the second day Jan. 29 with a $237 bankroll.
First-time qualifier Phil Bongiovanni, a 43-year-old Thoroughbred racehorse owner from California, led the National Handicapping Championship with a $200 bankroll after the first day Jan. 28.
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