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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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Santa Anita Receives Reaccreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif., near Los Angeles, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.  Since 1934, Santa Anita has been one of America’s leading racetracks, showcasing Hall of Fame legends like Seabiscuit, Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, John Henry, and Zenyatta. In addition to signature fixtures like the […]

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Foreman: ‘Spirit Of Cooperation’ In Mid-Atlantic Led To Revival Of MATCH Series

The Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship Series, which had a five-year run from 1997-2001, returns to the racing landscape in 2018. The MATCH Series kicks off on Preakness weekend at Pimlico racecourse in Baltimore, with the Skipat Stakes (for filly and mare sprinters) and Jim McKay Turf Sprint (3 and up, turf sprinters) contested on next Friday’s […]

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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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Old Friends’ ‘Homecoming’ Event Scheduled For Sunday, May 6

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, will host its 14th Annual Homecoming event, sponsored NTRA Advantage, Daily Racing Form, Hagyard Pharmacy, and Red Brand Fence, on Sunday May 6, 2018 from 1 pm to 5 pm. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $15 for Old Friends “Clubhouse” members (children 12 and under are […]

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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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