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Waldrop, HBPA: HBO’s Real Sports ‘Slanted, Distorted, Inaccurate’

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s President and CEO Alex Waldrop released the following statement in response to a segment on this week’s HBO Real Sports, which focused on racing fatalities and the horse slaughter pipeline. Read more about the segment here. “Once again, HBO’s Real Sports presented a slanted, distorted, and inaccurate view of horse […]

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Maximum Security Still Leads War Of Will In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

War of Will’s statement-making victory in the 144th Preakness Stakes was heeded as the Mark Casse-trained colt earned 18 first-place votes and 411 points to move up to second overall in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. War of Will came into the middle leg of the Triple Crown after avoiding […]

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Maximum Security, Bricks And Mortar Still Reign Over NTRA Polls

Their respective outings at Churchill Downs on May 4 continue to resonate for Maximum Security and fellow Grade 1 winner Bricks and Mortar as each remains out front in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll and NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Maximum Security, who crossed the wire first in the Kentucky Derby […]

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Homeland Security To Accept Petitions For 30,000 H-2B Visas Starting Wednesday

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Monday that it will begin accepting petitions on Wednesday, May 8 for 30,000 additional H-2B visas restricted to returning workers for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. Rules set to be published in Wednesday’s Federal Register include the following language: “Starting on the expected date of May 8, 2019, […]

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Maximum Security Leads Omaha Beach In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

His winning effort in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve may have been made null and void via disqualification, but Maximum Security has been deemed the leader of his class by voters in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. Maximum Security, who crossed the wire first in the Kentucky Derby but […]

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Monmouth Park Given Reaccreditation By NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Monmouth Park has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. The Oceanport, NJ racetrack opens its 61-day meet on May 4 – Kentucky Derby Day – with the Grade 1TVG.com Haskell Invitational on July 20 again headlining a season that will feature 64 stakes worth $7.1 million.  The […]

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‘Virginia Racing Revival’: Colonial Downs Joins NTRA In Advance Of Summer Meet

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Colonial Downs, located in New Kent County, east of Richmond, Va., has joined the organization. Thoroughbred racing will return to Virginia for the first time since 2014 when Colonial hosts 15 live race days this August and September. It plans progressive race day increases in 2020 and […]

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NYRA’s Enhanced Safety Initiatives Include Racing Surfaces, Race-Day Scrutiny

Live thoroughbred racing returned to Belmont Park on Friday, April 26 for its 48-day spring/summer meet, and the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today highlighted its broad-based safety program currently in effect at all NYRA tracks. In addition to accreditation of each NYRA track by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance […]

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Omaha Beach Retains Top Billing In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Days out from the 145th edition of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, the high opinion of Grade 1 Arkansas Derby winner Omaha Beach continued to dominate the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. There was no change in the top 10 this week with Omaha Beach remaining atop the 3-Year-Old Poll […]

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Omaha Beach Maintains Leading Position In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

With the prep races for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve in the books and little action in the handicap ranks, the status quo held in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll and NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Omaha Beach, who stamped himself as the likely Kentucky Derby favorite off his […]

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