Keyword: NTRA

  • Bryan Pettigrew

    Pettigrew Named to Senior BC Position

    Bryan Pettigrew has been named to the position of Breeders' Cup senior vice president, marketing and sponsorship, it was announced Jan. 20. Pettigrew, who will be based in Lexington, will begin his duties Feb. 2.

  • Mike Ziegler

    Ziegler to Head Racing for Churchill Tracks

    Churchill Downs Inc. announced Jan. 16 that Mike Ziegler has been named to its new post of executive director of racing. Ziegler will assume his position Jan. 26 and will report directly to CDI president Bill Mudd.

  • Bayern and California Chrome at the finish of the Breeders' Cup Classic.
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    Eclipse Finalists Announced

    Finalists for the 2014 Eclipse Awards were announced Jan. 7 on HRTV at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Bayern, California Chrome, and Main Sequence were named as finalists for the Horse of the Year title.

  • Tom Durkin

    Durkin to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

    Capping an extraordinary career as one of North America's premier race track announcers and one of the most popular personalities in Thoroughbred racing, Tom Durkin will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit.

  • NTRA Advantage Surpasses $700 Million Mark

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 5 that the NTRA Advantage program has surpassed the $700 million mark in sales of goods and services since the inception of the group purchasing arm in 2002.

  • NTRA Awaits Consensus on Medication Issue

    Unless horse racing first reaches industry consensus on medication reform, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association does not expect Congress to move forward on federal medication legislation.

  • NTRA Schedules Legislative Briefings

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has scheduled three legislative briefings in August and September. The first one will be held Aug. 7 at Fasig-Tipton in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • NHC Tour Player Ferraro Wins 2-Year-Old Share

    Dr. John Ferraro, a 65-year-old oncologist from Clifton Park, N.Y., won a fractional interest in a 2-year-old racing prospect syndicated and managed by Sovereign Stable in a prize drawing held July 17.

  • NTRA Reports Improved Financials in 2014

    The 28-page report includes NTRA's audited financial statements. For fiscal year 2014, covering the period Feb. 1, 2013 through Jan. 31, 2014, the NTRA's net revenue was $667,477, which represents a $600,627 improvement.

  • Lawmakers Back Change in Withholding Taxes

    The NTRA said June 3 members of Congress have asked the U.S. Department of Treasury to clarify regulations on the taxing of pari-mutuel wagers. The trade organization also is asking bettors to support an online petition.

  • Nevada Approves Horse of Year Future Wager

    Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan opened as the 4-1 favorite in the first-ever Horse of the Year future bet odds listed April 25 by bookmakers William Hill.

  • NTRA Reports Positive Financial Results

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Board of Directors on April 17 approved the association's audited financial results for the fiscal year concluding Jan. 31, 2014, which reflect net revenues of $667,477.

  • Alex Waldrop

    Waldrop: Uniform Drug Rules Must Be Adopted

    Racing jurisdictions have made progress on equine medication reform but states and their regulatory agencies must commit to move quickly and in unison, said Alex Waldrop, president of the NTRA and chairman of the RMTC.

  • Santa Anita Earns Safety Re-Accreditation

    The NTRA announced Feb. 14 that Santa Anita Park, site of the Breeders' Cup World Championships for the third straight year in 2014, has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • John Velazquez

    Jockeys Consider Options for Promoting Sport

    Stephen Panus, vice president of communications for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, acknowledged many newspapers have discontinued racing coverage. He encouraged riders to embrace social media.

  • NHC Tour Registration Begins for 2014

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association released the rules for the 2014 Daily Racing Form National Handicapping Championship Tour Jan. 22. Signups for the 2014 DRF NHC Tour are being accepted here.

  • FTBOA to Sponsor Eclipse Awards Breakfast

    The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association has reached an agreement to serve as an official partner of the 43rd annual Eclipse Awards, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 9.

  • Medication, Testing Reforms Gain Support

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has reported that the effort to adopt uniform national reforms addressing changes to medication regulation, enforcement, and laboratory testing continues to gain support.