Keyword: NTRA

  • 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.

  • Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta

    Live Video of Rachel, Zenyatta on NTRA.com

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is launching a Webcast called NTRA Live!, which features original programming and live video of key races, including the 2010 debuts of Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta March 13.

  • Zenyatta's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic was voted the 2009 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year.
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    Zenyatta Wins NTRA 'Moment of the Year'

    The historic victory by the undefeated Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) -- the first in the race by a female -- has been voted the 2009 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year.

  • NTRA Safety Alliance Accredits Fair Grounds

    Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility.

  • 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.

  • Zenyatta (left) and Rachel Alexandra (right) are the leading candidates for Horse of the Year.

    Change in Horse of the Year Voting Rejected

    Two of the three voting groups for Eclipse Awards have rejected a proposal to change this year's Eclipse Awards voting procedures to allow for a vote for co-Horse of the Year, a move that could have led to Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra sharing that top honor.

  • Widaman Takes DRF Business Development Job

    Fritz Widaman, who has headed marketing efforts at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association since 2003, has been named to the newly created position of director of sales and business development for Daily Racing Form.

  • NTRA Alliance Accredits Oak Tree/Santa Anita

    The Oak Tree Racing Association and Santa Anita Park, site Nov. 6-7 of the Breeders' Cup World Championships -- for the second straight year -- have been accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, it was announced Oct. 29 in a release.

  • NTRA Conducting Free Handicapping Contest

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is conducting a free, online handicapping contest in association with the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Nov. 6-7 in which the winner will receive four tickets to the 2010 Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs.

  • 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.

  • Accreditation review at Turfway Park.

    Turfway Receives Accreditation from NTRA

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility. Turfway Park is the 10th racing facility to be so designated by the Alliance.

  • 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.