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  • SIP Report: 163 Steroid Tests Requested

    The Sales Integrity Program managed by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association released data compiling the number of exogenous anabolic steroid tests and ownership registry submissions for the Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, and Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. summer and fall yearling sales.

  • Officials Discuss International Commingling

    Officials representing virtually every major racing country around the world with pari-mutuel betting have taken the first step toward creating huge pools through international commingling that could revolutionize the sport.

  • Breeders' Cup/NTRA boards name Greg Avioli interim CEO at New York session.

    Breeders' Cup, NTRA Boards Tab Avioli Interim CEO

    Greg Avioli has been named interim chief executive officer of the Breeders' Cup and National Thoroughbred Racing Association while the two organizations discuss the structure of their relationship beyond 2006

  • Avioli Named Interim CEO of NTRA, Breeders' Cup

    Gregory C. Avioli was appointed interim chief executive officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Limited June 8 during a joint meeting of the two boards in Garden City, N.Y.

  • Breeders' Cup officials announced that 2006 race day purses will total $20-million.

    Breeders' Cup Purses Hiked to $20M This Year

    Total purses for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs will be $20 million, up $6 million from last year under a new structure officials said is designed to keep the races competitive with other major Thoroughbred stakes around the world.

  • D.G. Van Clief, leaving NTRA and Breeders' Cup at end of year.

    Van Clief to Retire from Breeders' Cup, NTRA

    D.G. Van Clief Jr., president of Breeders' Cup since 1996 and commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association since late summer of 2004, will retire from both positions by the end of this year.

  • Fravel Takes Over as NTRA Chairman of the Board

    In an ongoing restructuring of the jointly operated National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup, the NTRA said Del Mar vice president Craig Fravel has replaced NTRA commissioner D.G. Van Clief Jr. as chairman of the NTRA board of directors.

  • Chamblin to Oversee NTRA Communications

    Keith Chamblin, formerly the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's senior vice president for marketing and industry relations, has assumed the new position of senior vice president in charge of communications, the NTRA announced Dec. 21.

  • Breeders' Cup president D. G. Van Clief, said plans are still on for the Breeders' Cup at Belmont Park.

    Breeders' Cup Tackles NTRA Deal, NYRA Situation

    The Breeders' Cup board of directors didn't take formal action during an Oct. 4 retreat but did reach consensus on extension of the organization's management agreement with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • Racing to the Rescue Day Planned for Oct. 8

    Organizations in the horse industry are forming a major fundraising effort Oct. 8 for victims of Hurricane Katrina to be called "Racing to the Rescue Day." The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships also plans to raise funds for the cause.

  • Storm Cat colt tops Saratoga sale.

    $3.1 Million Storm Cat Colt Lifts F-T Saratoga Sale

    The lone Storm Cat colt in the Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale elicited a protracted bidding duel between a pair of racing titans Wednesday night which resulted in a final $3.1 million winning bid from bloodstock agent Demi O'Byrne. The sale-topping colt added to a session total of $16,890,000, which was good for an average of $324,808 and a median of $200,000. Sixteen horses were RNA'd, or 23.5% of the night's total.

  • Horse Investment Bill Initiated in U.S. Senate

    A bill designed to promote investment in the horse industry by removing provisions of federal law that favor other investments was introduced by U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell July 28.

  • Foal and Stallion Nominators Elect 13 to BC Board

    Officials of Breeders' Cup Ltd. announced Thursday the election of 13 members to its board of directors through the proportional shareholder voting system by Breeders' Cup foal and stallion nominators. The election results were confirmed at last week's board meeting in Lexington.

  • Van Clief to Receive Equine Advocates Awards

    D.G. Van Clief Jr., commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and president of Breeders' Cup, will be honored with the Aug. 4 Equine Advocates Safe Home Equine Protection Award.

  • Emirates Airline to Sponsor Two Breeders' Cup Races

    The Breeders' Cup announced a major sponsorship deal Wednesday, with Emirates Airline stepping forward to become the first company to lend its name to two of the eight World Thoroughbred Championship events.

  • NTRA Commissioner D.G. Van Clief Jr.

    Van Clief Calls for Vigilant Attention to Security

    National Thoroughbred Racing Association commissioner D.G. Van Clief Jr. Saturday called upon all facets of the industry to accelerate implementation of recommendations for increased regulatory oversight of participants in U.S. pari-mutuel wagering pools.

  • TCT Contract Parameters Tied to TV Deals

    The amount of money Breeders' Cup contributes to the Thoroughbred Championship Tour beginning in 2006 will hinge on the television contracts negotiated this year by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association for next year and beyond.

  • NTRA commissioner D.G. Van Clief Jr.

    NTRA Alters Roles of Some Personnel

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has altered the roles of several staff members to reflect priorities for 2005 as well as its long-term strategy, commissioner D.G. Van Clief Jr. said in a Dec. 20 release. The changes take effect Jan. 1.

  • NTRA Moves Forward with Action Plan

    D. G. Van Clief Jr., commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Association, said the NTRA will move forward with three goals: to make racing a Top 10 sport in America, grow handle to specific target levels, and to act as a convening authority.

  • John Velazquez caps two win Breeders' Cup day with Shoemaker Award.

    Velazquez Receives Shoemaker Award

    Jockey John Velazquez, who won two races on Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships card at Lone Star Park, was named recipient of the Shoemaker Award, voted on by the media covering the event.

  • Cooksey, Threewitt, Haskin Feted By Turf Writers

    Recently retired jockey Patti Cooksey, California training legend Noble Threewitt, and Steve Haskin of The Blood-Horse were honored Wednesday night in Dallas at the annual National Turf Writers Association awards dinner.

  • Pre-Entry Breakfast Has Texas Flavor

    It is no coincidence that Lone Star Park is hosting the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships after only being open for seven seasons. In fact, it was all by design and carefully planned by Lone Star management and city officials of Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • New NTRA Commissioner D. G. Van Clief

    Van Clief Named NTRA Commissioner

    D.G. Van Clief Jr. was named commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association by the organization's board of directors during its board meeting at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas Sept. 25.

  • NBC Program Features Breeders' Cup Highlights, Hypothetical Classic

    A look back at the greatest moments in Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships history and a simulated race involving the 19 previous winners of the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) will be featured in "20 to 1: The Breeders' Cup Legacy" to air Sunday on NBC from 4:30-6:00 p.m. (ET).

  • Storm Cat filly, brought top price Thursday.

    'Bargain' Storm Cat Yearlings Highlight Final Saratoga Sale Session

    Yearlings sired by Storm Cat were in demand Thursday night during the third and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, New York. After gross and average price declines during the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions, numbers rose during the final session when compared with the same night one year ago.

  • Breeders' Cup, Lone Star Park Moving Ahead With Plans

    Breeders' Cup, which has plans to set up a "disease-free zone" to allow horses to ship in and out of Lone Star Park, is moving full-steam ahead with preparations for this year's World Thoroughbred Championships even as a limited outbreak of vesicular stomatitis continues in Texas.

  • Paragallo Donation Pushes N.Y. Heroes Fund over $4.4 Million

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Ltd. Saturday made a contribution of $250,000 to America's Camp through the NTRA Charities - New York Heroes Fund. The disbursement brings total Heroes Fund contributions to Sept. 11-related charitable programs to $4.45 million and total contributions to America's Camp to $350,000.

  • NTRA Adds to Industry Relations Team

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has hired Joe Clabes as director of industry relations and Jamie Eads as industry programs coordinator.

  • Terry Meyocks

    Meyocks Joins NTRA as Commissioner's Assistant

    Terry Meyocks, former president and chief operating officer of the New York Racing Association, has taken the position of special assistant to the commissioner with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • Breeders' Cup Foal Nominations Up 7.3%

    Breeders' Cup foal nominations rebounded in 2003 after two years of declines. A total of 14,927 foals were nominated to the Breeders' Cup in 2003, which marks a 7.3% increase from the previous year.

  • The day dawns clear and bright for the 20th anniversary celebration.

    Sun Shining Bright at Santa Anita for Breeders' Cup

    The sun is shining brightly on Santa Anita as the early post time for the first race on the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships approaches. With the races in California, the television viewing time necessitates the first Breeders' Cup post time be 10:20 P.D.T.