Keyword: NTRA

  • 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.

  • NTRA Annual Report 2015-2016

    NTRA Report Points to Steady Organization

    One of the highlights of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association annual report for fiscal year 2015-2016 is the feedback generated in its efforts to update rules on reporting and withholding of big pari-mutuel winning tickets.

  • Alex Waldrop.

    Waldrop: Industry Can Lead on Needed Changes

    Using the recent accreditation of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance as an example, NTRA president Alex Waldrop said the industry can work with regulators to improve the sport.

  • 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.

  • American Pharoah
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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.

  • Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming 45 ideas in 45 minutes.

    Symposium: Panel Gives 45 Ideas in 45 Minutes

    The University of Arizona Racetrack Industry Program's Global Symposium on Racing started in a big way when it asked five panelists to offer 45 ideas in 45 minutes on improving racing and the marketing of the sport.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Allen Jerkens

    Allen Jerkens Left Indelible Legacy

    Long after his physical presence is gone, we will still find the spirit of Allen Jerkens in the people he touched, and in the way they treat their horses because of his influence.

  • Feds Continue Fight Against Bookmaking

    While it's difficult to determine if their efforts are making much of a dent in illegal bookmaking in the U.S., federal law enforcement officials have been busy the past few years prosecuting these sports wagering operations.

  • NTRA Unveils 2015 Federal Legislative Agenda

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has unveiled its federal legislative agenda for the 114th Congress, including tax matters, internet gaming, immigration, and racehorse drug and medication regulation and testing.

  • Changes Possible on Federal Tax Withholdings

    Two federal agencies have issued a notice that opens the door to the possible addition of pari-mutuel gambling winnings to updated reporting and withholding requirements being developed for bingo, keno, and slot machines.