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Horse PAC President Peggy Hendershot Set To Retire

Peggy Hendershot, who since 2006 has served as President of the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry’s most influential federal political action committee, Horse PAC®, will retire at the end of the year, the NTRA announced today. Hendershot’s lengthy tenure with Horse PAC® began in 2002 when the bi-partisan PAC was activated to promote and facilitate […]

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IRS Reporting, Withholding On Winning Bets Take Steep Drop Under New Regulations

In the first year of operations under newly modernized U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations, there was a $307 million reduction in the amount of winning pari-mutuel wagers reported to the IRS using form W-2G, according to statistics released today by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). This reduction in the amount of […]

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Help Wanted: National Thoroughbred Racing Association Seeking Director Of NTRA Communications

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that it is seeking applications for the position of Director of NTRA Communications. The Director of NTRA Communications, which will be based in the organization’s Lexington, Ky., office, will be responsible for the overall public relations efforts of the NTRA while also serving as a clearinghouse and resource […]

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Continuing Education Conference For Racetrack, Regulatory Vets Set For March At Gulfstream

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that RegVetCE19, a two-day continuing education conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians, will be held March 4-5, 2019 at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino. The one-of-kind-conference provides training and implements best practices directly related to the protection […]

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Accelerate Confirms Position Atop NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Accelerate, earning a fourth Grade 1 victory this year in Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita Park, remained atop the NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll for the seventh consecutive week. Voters awarded the five-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky with 13 first place votes and 379 points compared to eight first place votes and […]

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Keeneland’s Thomason Elected Chair Of NTRA

Bill Thomason, President and Chief Executive Officer of Keeneland Association, has been elected Chair of the NTRA Board of Directors. The announcement was made following the NTRA’s regularly scheduled 3rd quarter Board Meeting held on Thursday. The election of Thomason, who has served on the NTRA Board of Directors since 2012, was one of several governance […]

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Abel Tasman Jumps Ahead Of Monomoy Girl In Top Thoroughbred Poll

Reigning Eclipse Award Champion Abel Tasman moved from fifth to fourth position in this week’s NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll, supplanting 3-year-old filly sensation Monomoy Girl, who finished first in Saturday’s $1 million Cotillion Stakes at PARX only to be disqualified and placed second. Both Monomoy Girl, who is ranked fifth in this week’s poll, […]

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Yoshida Debuts In Seventh On NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Japanese-bred Yoshida, winner of last Saturday’s Woodward Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets and now a dual Grade 1 winner this year on turf and dirt, debuted in seventh place in this week’s NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll. Multiple Grade 1 winner Accelerate retained the top spot overall for the third consecutive week with eight first […]

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Abel Tasman, Catholic Boy Join NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll

Eclipse Champion Abel Tasman (fifth), multi-surface specialist Catholic Boy (sixth) and sprinter Catalina Cruiser (ninth) vaulted into this week’s NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll following impressive weekend victories. For the second week in a row, the NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll was led by the west coast-based older horse Accelerate, who accumulated nine first place […]

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NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Reaccredits Golden Gate Fields

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Golden Gate Fields has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.  Located along the bay in Albany, Calif., near Oakland and San Francisco, the track opens its 24-day Summer Meet this Thursday. Both the main track and turf course have undergone renovations and purses have been raised on […]

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