Keyword: Thoroughbred Racing Associations

  • Joe Wilson, president of Thoroughbred Racing Associations

    Wilson, of TRA, Named to American Horse Council Board

    Joe Wilson, current President of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) of North America has been elected to the AHC's Board of Trustees. He replaces outgoing TRA President and AHC Board Member Scott Wells.

  • Scherf to Retire as TRA Executive VP

    Christopher Scherf, executive vice president of Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America, announced his retirement, effective this October, at the TRA board of directors meeting Aug. 12 Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Nominations Being Accepted for Top Simulcast

    OnTrack Media and Entertainment will again sponsor the award honoring the racing industry's best simulcast production to be presented at the 24th annual International Simulcast Conference to be held this year in New Orleans.

  • Fee for Tote Security Program Eliminated

    A tote security initiative launched by the TRPB remains on track, but in a major change, the organization said Oct. 7 there no longer is a need for outlets that receive simulcast signals to pay a monthly fee to fund it.

  • Simulcast Award Entries Deadline Aug. 17

    The award honoring the racing industry's best simulcast production will be presented at the 23rd annual International Simulcast Conference held this year in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The deadline for all entries is Aug. 17.

  • Derby Day Fund-Raiser to Benefit PDJF

    A consortium of racing organizations has announced a Derby Day fund-raising campaign to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund will be held May 2 at tracks and racing venues across the U.S.

  • Simulcast Conference Set for Clearwater Beach

    The Thoroughbred Racing Associations has announced Clearwater Beach, Fla., as the host city for the 23rd annual International Simulcast Conference. The 2015 conference will be held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Oct. 5-7.

  • Equibase Announces Redesigned Website

    Equibase Company announced July 29 the launch of a redesigned equibase.com website that features a multi-homepage concept with user-chosen pathways for new/casual fans, regular visitors, and seasoned handicappers.

  • Groups Step Up Call for Model Drug Rules

    Racing industry organizations have greatly stepped up their call for swift adoption of national model rules on medication and drug testing in the wake of probes into allegations of mistreatment and over-medication of horses.

  • Keeneland Secures Simulcast Production Award

    Keeneland secured its sixth Simulcast Award for production excellence Oct. 8 at the International Simulcast Conference in Lexington. Keeneland director of broadcast services G. D. Hieronymous accepted the award.

  • Deadline Nears for Simulcast Video Award

    The deadline for entries for the best simulcast production is Aug. 16, the Thoroughbred Racing Associations said. The winner will be announced at the International Simulcast Conference scheduled for Oct. 7-9 in Lexington.

  • Guild Calls Out Tracks On Insurance Payments

    Calling them the "worst deadbeats," the Jockeys' Guild has put out a list of 10 track operators it says are most insensitive to jockey health and safety issues. A track representative disputes the accusation.

  • McErlean Elected TRA President

    Christopher McErlean, vice president of racing for Penn National Gaming, was elected the 35th president of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations at its annual board of directors' meeting Feb. 22.

  • Simulcast Conference Set for Scottsdale

    The 19th International Simulcast Conference will be held in Scottsdale, Az., the Thoroughbred Racing Associations announced Feb. 9. The event is scheduled for Oct. 3-5 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.

  • Tote Program Includes Pari-Mutuel Upgrades

    The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau in the next one to two years plans to launch a tote security system designed to close pools on time, eliminate shifts in odds, and display decimal rather than fractional odds.

  • TRA Report Reflects Purse Revenue Trends

    Revenue from alternative forms of gaming now accounts for almost one-third of total Thoroughbred purses in United States, but despite a decrease in handle, the percentage of handle that goes to purses has remained steady.

  • Attendance Light at TRA/HTA Convention

    Attendance has been light at this year's joint annual meeting of the Thoroughbred Racing Association and Harness Tracks of America at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells, Calif.

  • TRPB Developing 'Tote Security Initiative'

    The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau publicly acknowledged Dec. 17 its work on a "tote-enhancing initiative designed to address fan concerns with pari-mutuel wagering and improve efficiency and security in the future."

  • Bet Monitor Has Contracts in Place in NY

    Advanced Monitoring Systems, selected by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to provide independent wagering oversight, announced Oct. 19 it has deals in place with the three tote companies that service New York betting outlets.

  • TRA Adopts Protocol for 'Off Time' Display

    The Thoroughbred Racing Associations board of directors has adopted a protocol establishing industry-wide standards pertaining to the display of accurate "off time" for the start of the race.

  • TRA Adopts Wagering Protocol Measures

    Past-posting and late odds changes are major issues in racing, but more of perception than reality, Thoroughbred Racing Associations' executive vice president Chris Scherf said the morning of Aug. 22 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Penn National Race Course

    United Tote Addressing Penn National Glitch

    A United Tote official said June 8 the company is working with Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course on tote communications failures that have led the track to stop taking wagers when the first horse is loaded into the starting gate for each race.