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‘We’ve Got To Get Our Picture’: Matthew Phillips Wins NTRA’s #JustifyandI Selfie Contest

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association in partnership with EquiLottery Games, the company offering Kentucky’s Win Place Show horse racing lottery game set to debut in March, announced today that Matthew Phillips of Gentryville, IN, has been chosen as the winner of the NTRA’s #JustifyandI selfie promotion, earning a free trip for two to Miami for […]

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Accelerate, Justify And Monomoy Girl Lead Eclipse Award Finalists

Led by Horse of the Year candidates Accelerate, Justify, and Monomoy Girl, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced the finalists for the 2018 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing. Winners in 17 horse and human categories will be announced at the […]

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Eclipse Award Finalists To Be Unveiled January 5 During Live Broadcast

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers And Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced today that finalists for the 2018 Eclipse Awards will be revealed live on Saturday, January 5 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.com. Finalists in 17 equine and human categories will be announced […]

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Wincze-Hughes Named Director Of Communications For NTRA

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that it has hired Alicia Wincze-Hughes as Director of NTRA Communications. Hughes will officially start at the NTRA on January 2. A winner of numerous national writing awards for her coverage of Thoroughbred racing, Hughes has spent the last two years as a staff writer and racing […]

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Triple Crown Just One Of Voters’ Options For NTRA Moment Of The Year

Twelve of the most memorable, significant and reflective events from the last 12 months of Thoroughbred racing are up for the 2018 NTRA Moment of the Year, a distinction determined by fan voting and recognized at The Eclipse Awards. Voting is now open on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) website, NTRA.com, and via Twitter, […]

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NHC Contest Workshop Set For Monday In Tucson On Eve Of Racing Symposium

Tournament Directors from Keeneland and Monmouth Park, along with one of the most successful contest players of all-time, highlight the list of speakers at the Second Annual National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Contest Workshop in Tucson on Monday, Dec. 3, the NTRA announced. The NHC Contest Workshop, which will be held on the eve of the University […]

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Tickets For January’s Eclipse Awards At Gulfstream Park Now On Sale

Tickets for the 48th annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group, and featuring the highly anticipated announcement of the 2018 Horse of the Year, are on sale now. The Eclipse Awards will be held Thursday evening, January 24, at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla.  Eclipse Awards tickets are available for […]

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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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