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Louisianan Wins Handicapper of the Year Title

Louisianan Wins Handicapper of the Year Title

Michael Beychok of Baton Rouge, La., topped a record field of 480 to win the $1 million first-place prize as "Handicapper of the Year" at the 13th Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship.

Social Media Valuable Tool for Aftercare

Learning how to use social media to boost public knowledge of aftercare facilities was one of the themes on the second and final day of a professional education seminar offered by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

International Drug Summit Said to Be Planned

International Drug Summit Said to Be Planned

Industry organizations including the National Thoroughbred Racing Association will propose an international summit on equine medication this year in the wake of calls for the race-day ban of anti-bleeding drugs.

Crunching Numbers - Eric Mitchell

Crunching Numbers - Eric Mitchell

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is caught in a vicious cycle. Racetracks' and horsemen's associations are looking for reasons to avoid paying dues to the marketing/lobbying arm of the industry. Read Blog

Safety Alliance Updates Code of Standards

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance has updated its code of standards to add more protocol for jockey health and safety and prevention and reporting of equine injuries.

John Deere Renews NTRA Partnership

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Feb. 17 that John Deere, the world's largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment, has renewed its sales and marketing partnership with the NTRA.

Safety Alliance Participation Falling Short

Safety Alliance Participation Falling Short

When it is released in early January 2011, the second report from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance independent monitor may have this message: Not good enough.

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