Keyword: NTRA

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Congressional Law Impacts Horse Buyers

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that contains provisions that impact those buying Thoroughbreds or farm equipment this year and next, and President Obama signed it into law Sept. 27.

  • 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 Meetings to Coincide With Symposium

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is scheduling its Annual Meeting and Marketing Summit to coincide with the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program's annual Racing and Gaming Symposium.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NTRA president and chief executive officer Alex Waldrop

    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.

  • NTRA, Jockey Club Respond to Congressmen

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Jockey Club have released their responses to two members of Congress requesting an update on steps the horse racing industry has taken to address equine health and safety.

  • CDI Won't Renew NTRA Membership for 2010

    Churchill Downs Inc., operator of four major racetracks in the United States, has informed the National Thoroughbred Racing Association via letter it won't renew its membership for 2010.

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    Super Saver Tops New NTRA Poll

    It's no surprise that Super Saver, winner of the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is the new No. 1 on this week's NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll.

  • Racing Industry Gets Congressional Inquiry

    U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield requested detailed answers on the progress of drug testing and monitoring and racetrack safety from industry leaders.

  • Woodbine Racetrack

    Woodbine Receives NTRA Accreditation

    The NTRA announced March 29 that Woodbine Racetrack has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. The Ontario, Canada track received 'best practice' ratings in several areas.

  • 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.