Keyword: National Thoroughbred Racing Association

  • Midnight Lute wins BC Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2633454%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Midnight Lute: Sprinter

    Nominated as one of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's moments of the year, Midnight Lute's TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) feat cemented him as the obvious choice for an Eclipse Award as champion of his division.

  • The historic victory by Rags to Riches over Curlin in the Belmont Stakes has been voted NTRA "Moment of the Year" for 2007.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1389756%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Belmont Stakes Voted Top 'Moment'

    The historic victory by Rags to Riches over Curlin in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) has been voted the 2007 National Thoroughbred Racing Association "Moment of the Year."

  • Wagering Down, Purses Up in 2007

    Overall wagering declined slightly in the United States in 2007 while purses increased, according to "Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators" data released Jan. 15.

  • Horse Park Receives Eclipse Award

    The Kentucky Horse Park, longtime home of the late John Henry, has been honored with the 2007 Special Eclipse Award, presented by the National Turf Writers Association, Daily Racing Form, and the NTRA.

  • The story of Barbaro has garnered HBO Sports the 2007 Media Eclipse Award in the national television feature programming category.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D444627%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    HBO Sports Wins Eclipse Award

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 3 that HBO Sports has won the 2007 Media Eclipse Award in the national television feature programming category for its documentary "Barbaro," which aired June 6 of last year.

  • Kenny Rice

    Rice to Host Eclipse Awards Show

    Award-winning horse racing and sports announcer Kenny Rice will host the 37th Eclipse Awards Jan. 21, 2008, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 21.

  • U.S. Senate Approves Farm Bill

    The United States Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill Dec. 14 by a vote of 79 to 14. Included in the legislation is the Equine Equity Act, which would reduce the capital gains holding period for horses from two years to one and accelerate and make uniform the depreciation for racehorses over a three-year period.

  • Equine Equity Act Makes Progress

    The Equine Equity Act, which reduces the capital gains holding period for horses and shortens the depreciation schedule for racehorses, is part of the 2007 Farm Bill and could be approved by the United States Senate in a few days.

  • NTRA to Unveil Strategic Priorities

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will discuss its priorities for 2008 during a Dec. 6 presentation at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing and Gaming in Tucson.

  • Legislators OK Task Force Rules

    Legislators embraced recommendations of self-regulation for Kentucky horse auctions during a committee session Nov. 9, and applauded the effort of the Sales Integrity Task Force that formulated them.

  • New Projects to Study Laminitis

    Two projects focusing on the equine disease laminitis will be launched soon using funds raised by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association in memory of the late 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro. The projects, at more than $100,000, will be conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia and Louisiana State University.

  • Insurance Companies Donate $60,000 to Disabled Jockeys Fund

    The prominent insurance companies American International Group (AIG) and Maroevich, O'Shea & Coghlan (MOC) Insurance Services have each made significant donations to the NTRA Charities Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund in the past few weeks, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Nov. 1.

  • Task Force Recommendations Draw Praise, Criticism

    Preliminary recommendations aimed at self-regulation for the equine auction industry were unveiled by the Sales Integrity Task Force during a public forum held at the Keeneland sales pavilion Oct. 15, but the driving force behind Kentucky legislation seeking reform in the public selling arena quickly voiced displeasure with the suggestions.

  • Sales Integrity Task Force moderator Alex Waldrop.

    Sales Integrity Task Force Report Draws Mixed Reviews

    State legislators hearing the second report by the Sales Integrity Task Force on transparency issues in the Kentucky equine auction industry expressed mixed opinions about the group's progress during a public meeting held Sept. 13 in the Lexington Room at Keeneland Race Course.

  • Suffolk Downs Launches Local Marketing Campaign

    Suffolk Downs has launched a comprehensive advertising campaign, including television and radio featuring local and national celebrities, as part of a significantly increased effort to market the Thoroughbred racetrack in Boston.

  • Language Harmful to Horse Industry Stripped From Bill

    Weeks of lobbying by the horse industry proved successful the evening of Aug. 2, when the United States House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to remove from the Agriculture Appropriations Act language that could have stymied the movement of horses by cutting off funding for inspections.

  • NTRA Fills Two Senior-Level Positions

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has hired Terry McElfresh as senior vice president of NTRA Purchasing, and Vicki Baumgardner as chief financial officer.

  • Naify, Liebau, Marzelli Take NTRA Board Seats

    Marsha Naify, Jack Liebau, and Alan Marzelli are new members of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association board of directors. Naify is the first woman to serve on the board.

  • Avioli Named President, CEO of Breeders' Cup

    The board of directors of Breeders' Cup Limited named Gregory Avioli as the organization's president and chief executive officer at a Lexington meeting Thursday, April 19. Avioli, 42, had been serving as the interim president and CEO since June of last year.

  • NTRA's Horse PAC Annual Report Released; Board Changes Announced

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association March 28 released the 2006 Annual Report for its Political Action Committee, Horse PAC. New to the PAC Board in 2007 is owner/breeder Tracy Farmer. Peggy Hendershot, NTRA vice president of legislative and corporate planning, has been appointed PAC president.

  • Pletcher Joins Lukas in Youbet Online 'Stable'

    A decade after he left the employ of Hall of Fame trainer Wayne Lukas to start his own business, 2006 trainer of the year Todd Pletcher and his mentor are in the same "stable" again, this time as endorsement partners with Youbet.com, where the mission is to win new customers.

  • Citgo Racing to the Kentucky Derby Begins March 17

    "Citgo Racing to the Kentucky Derby" will once again air on ABC and the ESPN networks beginning Saturday, March 17, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Feb. 15. The series will conclude with a Triple Crown special airing from Louisville's Churchill Downs two days prior to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Barbaro Memorial Fund Created by NTRA

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has created the Barbaro Memorial Fund to raise awareness and money for equine health and safety research.

  • Roy and Gretchen Jackson, will receive Special Eclipse Award.

    Jacksons, New Bolton to Receive Special Eclipse Award

    Roy and Gretchen Jackson and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the New Bolton Center have been honored with the 2006 Special Eclipse Award.

  • Nerud to Receive Eclipse for Lifetime Achievement in Racing

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 11 that John Nerud, one of America's most successful and influential Thoroughbred horsemen, will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing.