Keyword: Alex Waldrop

  • Alex Waldrop

    NTRA Making Progress on Credit Card Issues

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association expects to soon announce specific banks that will recognize credit card transactions used to deposit money at account-deposit wagering outlets.

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    Churchill Downs Inc. Rejoins NTRA

    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. 

  • The NTRA actively lobbies Congress as part of its mission

    NTRA, Lobbyist Outline Federal Initiatives

    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.

  • NTRA Annual Report 2015-2016

    NTRA Report Points to Steady Organization

    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.

  • NTRA Reports Positive Net Revenues

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced April 28 its board of directors had approved the association’s audited financial results for the fiscal year concluding Jan. 31, 2016, which showed positive net revenues.

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    Waldrop: Industry Can Lead on Needed Changes

    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.

  • Racing Regulators Discuss Daily Fantasy

    The takeaway from a session on daily fantasy gaming at the Association of Racing Commissioners International conference March 23 in New Orleans? Racing regulators need to be prepared for a changing gaming landscape.

  • RMTC Board Changes Three Drug Thresholds

    The board voted to revise thresholds for three medications on the list of controlled therapeutic substances, and recommended expanding an out-of-competition testing program that would include a list of prohibited substances.

  • Watch My Smoke wins the 2015 Louisiana Champions Day Starter Handicap.

    Handle Inches Up, Purses Drop Slightly

    Despite more than 2,300 fewer races compared with 2014, commingled pari-mutuel handle on United States races inched up 1.18% to $10,676,223,640 in 2015. It is the first year-over-year increase since 2012.

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    American Pharoah's Crown Top Sports Story

    American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep, culminating in his breathtaking victory in the Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I) that ended a 37-year drought, was honored Dec. 24 as the "Sports Story of the Year" by AP.

  • Alex Waldrop

    Waldrop Q&A: Safety and Integrity Alliance

    In an Aug. 29 Blood-Horse magazine story, National Thoroughbred Racing Association president Alex Waldrop and other industry leaders assessed the work of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • NTRA chief executive officer Alex Waldrop

    NTRA's Waldrop Talks Legislation at Del Mar

    National Thoroughbred Racing Association officials reinforced the organization's impartial position on potential federal drug oversight in a legislative briefing with horsemen, owners, and horseplayers at Del Mar Aug. 21.

  • Gov. Steve Beshear

    USADA Oversight Gets Push at Round Table

    State-by-state efforts to bring about uniformity in medication policies and drug testing aren't sufficient to move the Thoroughbred industry forward speakers said Aug. 9 at The Jockey Club Round Table conference.

  • Senate Committee Approves Tax Extender Bill

    The United States Senate Finance Committee completed its work on a tax extender bill in a July 21 markup session and approved the resulting document by a 23-3 vote, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association reported.

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    Waldrop Testifies on Wagering Tax Reporting

    The United States Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service were told June 17 that current regulations related to the tax withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel winnings are "unfair and totally burdensome."

  • Alex Waldrop, president and chief executive officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association

    Waldrop to Address Withholding Taxes in D.C.

    Alex Waldrop, president and chief executive officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, will address proposed changes to regulations on the taxing of pari-mutuel wagers at a June 17 hearing in Washington, D.C.

  • American Pharoah will try to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner with a victory in the Belmont Stakes.

    Racing Leaders: Triple Crown Would Lift Sport

    With American Pharoah attempting to complete a Triple Crown in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, industry leaders talk about what the first Triple Crown sweep since 1978 would mean for the sport.

  • NTRA: Comments Needed on Withholding Changes

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is urging horseplayers and other industry stakeholders to submit comments in support of modernization of gambling withholding and reporting to the U.S. Department of Treasury.

  • RMTC Committee Approves GABA Threshold

    The executive committee of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has approved a uniform testing threshold of 110 parts per billion (ppb) in blood for the naturally occurring amino acid gamma-aminobutyric acid.

  • Federal Bill Expected for Drug Regulation

    Racing industry officials said they again expect to see federal legislation filed this year that would authorize the United States Anti-Doping Agency to oversee equine medication and drug testing procedures.

  • RMTC Board Announces Cobalt Threshold

    The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that a uniform threshold for cobalt regulation in the U.S. was approved at its March 24 meeting at Gulfstream Park.

  • Feds Continue Fight Against Bookmaking

    While it's difficult to determine if their efforts are making much of a dent in illegal bookmaking in the U.S., federal law enforcement officials have been busy the past few years prosecuting these sports wagering operations.

  • NTRA Unveils 2015 Federal Legislative Agenda

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has unveiled its federal legislative agenda for the 114th Congress, including tax matters, internet gaming, immigration, and racehorse drug and medication regulation and testing.

  • NTRA Meets With Treasury on Withholding Taxes

    National Thoroughbred Racing Association officials met with a representative of the United States Department of Treasury Jan. 28 to discuss the racing industry's efforts to alter the pari-mutuel withholding tax structure.