Keyword: Alex Waldrop

  • RMTC Plans Changes but No Merger with RCI

    The industry's Racing Medication and Testing Consortium plans to reorganize its own Scientific Advisory Committee but does not plan to merge with the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

  • Tom Durkin

    Durkin to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

    Capping an extraordinary career as one of North America's premier race track announcers and one of the most popular personalities in Thoroughbred racing, Tom Durkin will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit.

  • NTRA Advantage Surpasses $700 Million Mark

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 5 that the NTRA Advantage program has surpassed the $700 million mark in sales of goods and services since the inception of the group purchasing arm in 2002.

  • NTRA Awaits Consensus on Medication Issue

    Unless horse racing first reaches industry consensus on medication reform, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association does not expect Congress to move forward on federal medication legislation.

  • Arkansas Adopts Uniform Medication Rules

    The Arkansas Racing Commission approved the entire program Sept. 11. Once implemented, Arkansas will become the sixth state to fully administer the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium's National Uniform Medication rules.

  • NTRA Schedules Legislative Briefings

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has scheduled three legislative briefings in August and September. The first one will be held Aug. 7 at Fasig-Tipton in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Lawmakers Back Change in Withholding Taxes

    The NTRA said June 3 members of Congress have asked the U.S. Department of Treasury to clarify regulations on the taxing of pari-mutuel wagers. The trade organization also is asking bettors to support an online petition.

  • Indiana Adopts Model Rules; Group Has Doubts

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission April 30 adopted the Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule and multiple medication violation penalty system, but a watchdog organization said it's premature to call it uniformity.

  • Nevada Approves Horse of Year Future Wager

    Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan opened as the 4-1 favorite in the first-ever Horse of the Year future bet odds listed April 25 by bookmakers William Hill.

  • NTRA Reports Positive Financial Results

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Board of Directors on April 17 approved the association's audited financial results for the fiscal year concluding Jan. 31, 2014, which reflect net revenues of $667,477.

  • Alex Waldrop

    Waldrop: Uniform Drug Rules Must Be Adopted

    Racing jurisdictions have made progress on equine medication reform but states and their regulatory agencies must commit to move quickly and in unison, said Alex Waldrop, president of the NTRA and chairman of the RMTC.

  • RMTC Amends Therapeutic Medications List

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium board of directors took several actions March 17 intended to further the process toward the nationwide adoption of uniform medication rules, penalties, and testing.

  • FTBOA to Sponsor Eclipse Awards Breakfast

    The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association has reached an agreement to serve as an official partner of the 43rd annual Eclipse Awards, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 9.

  • NTRA Shows Support for Industry Reforms

    The NTRA is submitting a letter to the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade outlining progress in the national reform effort to enhance the safety and integrity of racing.

  • Tracks, Groups Push for Model Drug Rules

    More than 50 racetracks and industry organizations have co-signed a letter to regulators urging them to adopt the uniform national model rules on medication and drug-testing reform.

  • RMTC Recommends Prohibition of Stanozolol

    The RMTC will recommend the anabolic steroid stanozolol, currently permitted for therapeutic use up to 30 days prior to racing, be eliminated from the list of substances with a recommended threshold level.

  • NTRA Reports Positive Net Revenue

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association reported that after several years of losses, the Lexington-based organization posted positive net revenue of $66,851 during fiscal year 2013.

  • Bill Reduces Capital Gains Period On Horses

    Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) introduced the Equine Tax Parity Act (H.R. 998) March 6, legislation that would reduce the capital gains holding period for horses from 24 months to 12 months.

  • Eclipse Award

    Visitors to Have Access at Eclipse Awards

    Fans visiting Gulfstream Park on the night of Jan. 19 will have unprecedented access to the Eclipse Awards-winning connections immediately following their recognition at the sold-out event.

  • Nick Nicholson

    Nicholson to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

    Nick Nicholson, who retired as president of Keeneland in September of last year, will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit for his leadership and achievements on behalf of the Thoroughbred industry, officials said Jan. 7.

  • No Tax Code Changes on Gambling Deductions

    Following targeted lobbying from the NTRA, "Fiscal Cliff" legislation passed Jan. 1 by both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives contained language that exempts wagering losses from limitaton on itemized deductions.

  • Alliance Eyes Spot Checks After NY Report

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance plans to do spot checks to ensure accredited racetracks are adhering to its code of standards, an alliance official said Sept. 29.

  • Thomason Newest Member of NTRA Board

    Bill Thomason, who took over as president and chief executive officer at Keeneland Sept. 1, has been named to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association board of directors.