The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced March 30 that Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) 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.
"We are delighted to welcome Churchill Downs Incorporated back into the NTRA," said NTRA president Alex Waldrop. "For many years CDI has been a pioneering leader in our industry and we look forward to receiving their input on NTRA matters as we work together for the betterment of Thoroughbred racing nationally."
CDI operates three Thoroughbred racetracks: Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.; Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, in New Orleans; and, Arlington International Racecourse, in Arlington Heights, Ill. Additionally, CDI owns online account wagering platform TwinSpires.com.
"Churchill Downs Incorporated is delighted to join the NTRA and is strongly aligned with achieving their goals," Mudd said. "It is important that we all work together to improve the popularity, welfare and integrity of the sport."