Keyword: National Thoroughbred Racing Association

  • 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.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    NTRA Staying Busy in Washington

    While the Triple Crown races are approaching beginning with the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), the NTRA continues a busy stretch in Washington putting the industry's message forward on immigration and tax issues.

  • Hawthorne Race Course Joins NTRA

    The Chicago-area racetrack has emerged as one of the leading destinations for NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) qualifying contests.

  • Industry Asks for H-2B Visa Program Support

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, through its involvement in the H-2B Workforce Coalition, has joined other organizations pushing to have the H-2B visa returning worker exemption reinstated in a continuing resolution. 

  • NTRA Staff Prominent at Arizona Symposium

    Staff representing every major initiative at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association will be in Tucson, Ariz., next week for the racing industry's most important annual business conference.

  • Racing at Mountaineer in West Virginia

    Accreditation Gets Push in West Virginia

    West Virginia Racing Commission staff will explore, among other things, whether capital improvement money racetracks get from a video lottery terminal fund can be used to pay for accreditation through the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • 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.

  • $3M Bonus Tied to Two Handicapping Tourneys

    A $3 million National Handicapping Championship Tour bonus will be awarded to any horseplayer who wins the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Nov. 4-5 and the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Jan. 27-29, 2017.

  • 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.

  • Chamblin Added to Horse PAC Board

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Feb. 23 announced that Horse PAC, the Thoroughbred racing industry's federal political action committee, has added Keith Chamblin to its board of directors.

  • NTRA Forms NHC Social Media Team

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has formed a new #NHC social media team to highlight the news, personalities and culture of the $2.75 million (estimated) Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship.

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    Fans, Horsemen Asked to Submit Pharoah Photos

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Xpressbet are requesting personal photos from fans and horsemen with American Pharoah for inclusion in a video montage to be shown during the Eclipse Awards ceremony Jan. 16.

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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.

  • Judy Wagner

    Wagner Re-Appointed to NTRA Board

    Judy Wagner, the first and only horseplayers' representative on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Board of Directors, was re-appointed to a three-year term at the organization's annual meeting Aug. 22 at Del Mar.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Red Brand Joins NTRA Advantage

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Red Brand fence company has signed on with NTRA Advantage as the group purchasing plan's newest partner.

  • Alex Waldrop

    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.

  • 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.

  • Industry Organizations Pan IHA Repeal Bill

    Industry organizations May 1 came out in opposition to legislation that would repeal the Interstate Horseracing Act because of alleged cheating in horse racing, with one group calling it a shameless publicity stunt.