Keyword: National Racing Compact

  • KY Compact Bill Closer to Becoming Law

    The only thing standing in the way of passage of legislation that would allow Kentucky to join an interstate racing compact is reconciliation of bills in the House of Representatives and Senate.

  • National Racing Compact Bill Clears KY Senate

    Following testimony by horse racing officials, legislation authorizing Kentucky to join a proposed National Racing Compact passed through the Senate State and Local Government Committee and the full Senate Feb. 9.

  • State Legislators Told Compact Viable Option

    State legislators from around the United States were told July 27 a proposed interstate compact for racing and wagering is a means of promoting uniformity in the industry and fighting off threats of federal intervention.

  • Conditional Support Offered for Compact

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has offered conditional support for the proposed National Racing Compact based on five conditions, the organization said July 25.

  • RCI president Ed Martin

    Officials: Compact Comes at Critical Point

    Uniform regulation got a major push from industry participants April 13 amid funding deficiencies for regulatory agencies and word a member of Congress is exploring creation of national commission for Thoroughbred racing.

  • James "Ted" Bassett III

    Bassett to Regulators: You're the 'One Hope'

    Regulators got a "respectful challenge" April 12 from James E. "Ted" Bassett III: Ensure the proposed National Racing Compact becomes reality--quickly--and adopt national accreditation standards for stewards.

  • Drug Uniformity Remains Somewhat Elusive

    Though studies have been completed to determine threshold levels for almost 20 therapeutic medications, it doesn't mean the industry will know for certain whether the drugs can impact equine performance.

  • NTRA president and chief executive officer Alex Waldrop.

    NTRA Projecting 25% Reduction in Budget

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association expects to approve a 2010 budget that's about 25% smaller than this year's spending plan, president and chief executive officer Alex Waldrop said.

  • Is Compact Answer to Federal Regulation?

    The National Racing Compact, which currently authorizes multi-jurisdictional licensing for the pari-mutuel industry, is being offered as an alternative to possible federal regulation of aspects of the horseracing industry.

  • NTRA Purchases Fingerprint Machine for National Racing Compact

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) purchased a portable, digital fingerprint machine for the National Racing Compact (NRC) that will aid in streamlining and simplifying the licensing process. The purchase follows a recommendation of an NTRA Task Force to support the national licensing of owners and other industry participants.

  • National Licensing Effort to Branch Out

    The National Racing Compact has approved criteria for the licensing of trainers, jockeys, and drivers, and plans an event at Churchill Downs the week of the Kentucky Derby to spread the word. The NRC began licensing owners earlier this year.

  • National Licensing Efforts Gain Momentum

    The drive toward national licensing for the horse industry picked up momentum recently when legislatures in Kentucky and Nebraska voted to join the National Racing Compact, an interstate government entity formed last year and comprised primarily of pari-mutuel regulators.

  • First National Owners' Licenses Issued

    The first national license went to horse owner Virginia Kraft Payson, who was among those who applied for one last November. The license is accepted in 15 states, with more to come this year.