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International Drug Summit Said to Be Planned

International Drug Summit Said to Be Planned

Industry organizations including the National Thoroughbred Racing Association will propose an international summit on equine medication this year in the wake of calls for the race-day ban of anti-bleeding drugs.

Crunching Numbers - Eric Mitchell

Crunching Numbers - Eric Mitchell

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is caught in a vicious cycle. Racetracks' and horsemen's associations are looking for reasons to avoid paying dues to the marketing/lobbying arm of the industry. Read Blog

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.

John Deere Renews NTRA Partnership

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Feb. 17 that John Deere, the world's largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment, has renewed its sales and marketing partnership with the NTRA.

Safety Alliance Participation Falling Short

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.

Racing Keeps Eye on Internet Poker Bill

The pari-mutuel industry could end up with some benefits should Congress opt to use legalization of Internet poker to help fund continuation of broad tax cuts agreed upon by Republicans and President Obama.

West Point Joins NTRA as Industry Sponsor

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Nov. 10 announced that West Point Thoroughbreds -- a horse racing partnerships corporation based in Mount Laurel, N.J. -- has become a member of the NTRA Industry Sponsor program.

Robinson of NJSEA Elected to NTRA Board

Dennis Robinson, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, was elected to the NTRA board of directors as the Eastern region racetrack representative.

Upset Lingers Over Proposed Bute Regulation

The largest horsemen's group in the country continues to call for the racing industry to perform thorough research before it continues with its plan to lower the testing threshold for phenylbutazone.

Handicapping Contest Prizes to $2 Million

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Sept. 3 that the total prize pool for the 2012 National Handicapping Championship is expected to rise to an estimated $2 million, with a $1 million estimated grand prize.

MID Pays First Half Dues to NTRA

MI Developments, among the largest dues-paying members of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, committed to the organization for the first half of 2010 and will discuss its future involvement.

NTRA Webcast Has International Appeal

NTRA Webcast Has International Appeal

More than 3,000 registered viewers from 38 countries watched Zenyatta remain undefeated in 17 starts in the grade I Vanity Handicap during a live webcast, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said.

NTRA: 'Punching Bag' or Valued Resource?

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.

NTRA: Balanced Budget, Board Changes in Works

NTRA: Balanced Budget, Board Changes in Works

Operating revenue for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association was down 45.2% in 2009 from 2008, but expenses were down 47.5% year-to-year, leading the organization to suggest it should have a balanced budget for 2010.

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