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#JustifyandI: Submit Your Personal Photos With Justify For Special NTRA Video Montage

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that it is asking fans and horsemen to submit their personal photos with Triple Crown winner Justify for inclusion in a video montage to be shown during the 48th Annual Eclipse Awards ceremony next January. Submissions can be made on Twitter by using the hashtag #JustifyandI or […]

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Justify Tops Both NTRA Polls After Triple Crown Triumph

The unbeaten chestnut colt Justify, whose 16-week epic journey from unraced maiden to Triple Crown winner has expanded the conventional thinking as to a Thoroughbred racehorse’s capabilities, was a unanimous choice atop the year’s final NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll. Trained by Bob Baffert for owners China Horse Club, WinStar Farm, Starlight Racing, and Head of Plains Partners, […]

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Justify Leads NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll, Second Overall Behind West Coast

To nobody’s surprise, the undefeated dual-classic winner Justify remained a unanimous first-place choice in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll, results of which were released today, the Monday following his hard-fought win in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1). The Bob Baffert trainee, set to attempt a historic Triple Crown sweep in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (G1), earned all 40 first-place votes in this week’s poll […]

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Pimlico Earns Reaccreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Baltimore’s historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. America’s second-oldest racetrack, established in 1870, opened its 12-date spring meet last week and will host the 143rd running of the Preakness, middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, on Saturday. […]

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Churchill Downs Reaccredited By NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Churchill Downs, home of the world’s most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. The legendary Louisville, Ky., racetrack hosts the 144th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) on Saturday. Other highlights of the Spring Meet […]

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Mendelssohn Moves Up In Latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Media voters appear to be coming around to UAE (G2) winner Mendelssohn, the only 3-year-old to move up in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll just 12 days out from the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). With the final prep races run two weekends ago, this week’s rankings were determined without any new race results and could foreshadow […]

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Woodbine Reaccredited By NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, near Toronto, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Woodbine opened in 1956 bearing a name associated with racing in the area since 1874. The track opens its live Thoroughbred racing season Saturday for a 133-date meet that runs through Dec. 16. Meet highlights […]

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Justify Leads Audible, Good Magic In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Undefeated Justify has taken over the top spot in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll and will likely be favored in the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve after winning Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1) by three lengths over Bolt d’Oro, who had topped the NTRA Top-3-Year-Old Poll for its first 10 weeks. The lightly raced Justify – trained by Bob […]

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Hawthorne’s Inaugural Horseplayers Invitational Will Air On NBC Sports Chicago

Every week seems to bring a new innovation in the world of handicapping contests, from novel formats to multimillion-dollar bonus opportunities. Hawthorne Race Course has long been on the leading edge of these developments and has pushed the envelope once again with Saturday’s inaugural Horseplayers Invitational, designed with television in mind for a two-part special to air later this month […]

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Audible Jumps To Second In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

New York-bred Audible (6 first-place votes, 381 points)hasmoved up to second in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll following a three-length score in Saturday’s $1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby, while Ireland-based Mendelssohn (9; 285) jumped to third on the basis of a track-record, 18 1/2-length win in the $2 million UAE Derby. Bolt d’Oro (28 first-place votes, 429 points), expected to run in Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby, […]

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