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NTRA Advantage Program Adds Big Ass Fans As Partner

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Big Ass Fans, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans, has signed on with NTRA Advantage as the group purchasing plan’s newest partner. NTRA Advantage delivers substantial cost savings – through local dealers – on essential products and services relevant to their business. Since the inception of […]

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Runhappy Named Title Sponsor Of 2019 Eclipse Awards, Horse Of The Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that champion sprinter and Claiborne Farm stallion Runhappy will be the title sponsor of the 49th annual Runhappy Eclipse Awards presented by Breeders’ Cup, Daily Racing Form and The Stronach Group, on Thursday, January 23. Runhappy also will sponsor the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The PHBA: Horse Racing’s Moments Of The Year

Each year for the past two decades, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has offered fans the opportunity to choose horse racing’s standout moment from the prior year. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the candidates for 2019’s moment, revisiting many of them and sharing their thoughts. Watch […]

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Widaman Named VP Of NTRA Advantage, Primm Promoted To Senior Sales Manager

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Fritz Widaman has been named Vice President of NTRA Advantage, the organization’s group purchasing arm, and Tannis Primm is ascending to the role of Senior Sales Manager. NTRA Advantage, which began as a Thoroughbred industry only purchasing program, now is commonly referred to as NTRA Advantage Equine Benefits, representing more than one million members […]

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2019 Eclipse Awards Finalists Announced

Led by Horse of the Year candidates Bricks and Mortar, Maximum Security, and Mitole, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced the finalists for the 2019 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing. Winners in 17 horse and human categories will be announced […]

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Eclipse Award Finalists To Be Unveiled Saturday, Jan. 4

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers and Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced today that finalists for the 2019 Eclipse Awards will be revealed live on Saturday, January 4 at 11:05 a.m. ET from Gulfstream Park on http://gulfstreampark.com, all racetrack outlets carrying the Gulfstream Park simulcast feed, and on XBTV. Finalists in 17 equine and […]

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Three-Year Racehorse Depreciation Extension Signed Into Law

A key provision that extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses through 2020 was signed into law by the President earlier Friday. The racehorse provision, which received bi-partisan support within both Houses of Congress, was passed by the Senate on Thursday by a vote of 71-23 and passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday […]

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H-2B Visa Program Relief Expected To Be Signed Into Law

Horse trainers who utilize the H-2B guest worker visa program to fill various backstretch positions are expected to have increased access to H-2B visas as a result of language included in the 2020 spending bill passed by Congress this week and expected to be signed by the President today. The bill gives the Secretary of […]

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Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Steering Committee Holds Meeting

The Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Steering Committee met in New York City on Dec. 18 to discuss next steps on advancing safety in Thoroughbred racing. The committee gathered to progress reforms and formalize membership efforts. Reforms The initial medication, organizational and operational reforms unveiled last month continue to gain traction within the Thoroughbred racing community. Members […]

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Senate Passes Racehorse Depreciation Extension

A key provision that extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses through 2020 passed the Senate by a vote of 71-23 earlier today. The racehorse provision was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday by a vote of 297-120 as part of a larger tax package. “We appreciate the Senate’s work to include this […]

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