Keyword: NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance

  • NTRA Alliance Education Seminar Scheduled

    The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance will host its second annual NTRA Professional Education Seminar -- Presented by Pfizer Animal Health and Keeneland on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 18-19 at Keeneland in Lexingto.

  • Pfizer Renews NTRA Partnership

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has announced that Pfizer Animal Health has renewed its agreement to serve as an official Equine Health Promotional Partner of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • CDI Reinforces Safety for Upcoming Meets

    Churchill Downs Inc. reinforced its safety initiatives April 11 and said it plans to seek re-accreditation for its four racetracks through the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • Horsemen's Groups Assess NTRA Membership Dues

    Funding reductions for operations and benevolence brought on by horse racing's economic woes have led numerous affiliates of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protection Association to reconsider NTRA membership.

  • Safety Alliance Updates Code of Standards

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance has updated its code of standards to add more protocol for jockey health and safety and prevention and reporting of equine injuries.

  • Safety Alliance Participation Falling Short

    When it is released in early January 2011, the second report from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance independent monitor may have this message: Not good enough.

  • NTRA Relying Less on Membership Dues

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has adopted a $9.1 million budget for 2011 that relies less on dues from members and more on revenue from other programs.

  • Alex Waldrop, president and chief executive officer of the NTRA.

    NTRA: 'Punching Bag' or Valued Resource?

    As the National Thoroughbred Racing Association prepares for its June 3 board of directors meeting in New York amid a changing landscape, the organization's biggest challenge could very well be industry perception.

  • Pfizer Partners With NTRA Alliance

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association March 31 announced that Pfizer Animal Health has become an official Equine Health Promotional Partner of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • Gretchen Jackson

    Gretchen Jackson Joins NTRA Subcommittee

    Gretchen Jackson, who owned Barbaro with her husband Roy, has joined an NTRA subcommittee focused on the care of retired racehorses. The subcommittee also works on improving standards for racetracks, industry participants.

  • NTRA Prepares Expanded Code for Alliance

    An expanded code of standards for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance should be ready for review and a vote by the NTRA board of directors in March 2010.

  • 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.

  • Alliance Report on Way; Standards to Expand

    The independent monitor for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance will conduct a "systematic and formal data-gathering phase" in the next few months and release a "detailed, comprehensive report" by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the alliance, which accredits racetracks, is developing standards for wagering security and tote protocol that will be included in the 2010 code.

  • Calder staff and management join NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Executive Director Mike Ziegler in the Winner's Circle to celebrate the track's accreditation.

    Calder Accredited by NTRA Safety Alliance

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Sept. 25 that Calder Race Course has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility.

  • Fundraisers for Jockeys Set for Weekend

    Jockeys throughout the United States and Canada will exhibit their unified show of support Sept. 5 for apprentice jockey Michael Straight, who was injured in a racing accident Aug. 26 at Arlington Park. On Sept. 6, River Downs in Ohio will raise money for disabled jockey Gary Birzer and jockey Justin Vitek, who continues to battle leukemia.

  • NTRA Alliance Designates Fundraising Dates

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Aug. 11 that Sept. 5-7 have been designated as national fundraising days for the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. The Alliance, formed last October with the goal of establishing national uniform standards in the areas of safety and integrity, includes 55 racetracks in North America and every major national horsemen's organization.

  • Belmont Park in Midst of Accreditation Review

    As officials in Maryland work to achieve full accreditation for Pimlico Race Course through the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, the New York Racing Association is anticipating alliance approval for Belmont Park before the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Pimlico Gets 'Provisional' Accreditation

    Pimlico Race Course has received "provisional" accreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance because not all documents tied to an inspection were submitted. The documents deal with drug-testing and compliance standards; officials said there are no safety issues at the track.

  • Dogs' Plight a Lesson for Horse Racing?

    As the Thoroughbred industry seeks to build on and create new programs to deal with horses that can no longer race, it could learn lessons from Greyhound racing, which has a history of successful adoption programs and first-hand knowledge of the power of animal-rights groups.

  • Keeneland Accredited by NTRA Alliance

    At a press conference April 17 at Keeneland, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that the Lexington racetrack has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility. Keeneland is the second track to be so designated by the Alliance. Churchill Downs was accredited last week.

  • Tommy Thompson of the NTRA at the Churchill Downs safety inspection on April 6.

    Safety Accreditation a Long-Haul Process

    The accreditation of Churchill Downs by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance is being called a major accomplishment by the officials involved, but they also acknowledge it's just the beginning. Safety and integrity standards will change, and compliance will be reviewed at least every two years.

  • NTRA Alliance Applications Available

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced March 19 that an application for racetrack accreditation by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance is now available for downloading at www.NTRAalliance.com. A hard copy of the application may also be obtained by writing the NTRA at 2525 Harrodsburg Road, Suite 400, Lexington, KY, 40504.