National Thoroughbred Racing Association

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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Audible Jumps To Second In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

New York-bred Audible (6 first-place votes, 381 points)hasmoved up to second in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll following a three-length score in Saturday’s $1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby, while Ireland-based Mendelssohn (9; 285) jumped to third on the basis of a track-record, 18 1/2-length win in the $2 million UAE Derby. Bolt d’Oro (28 first-place votes, 429 points), expected to run in Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby, […]

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Turfway Park Reaccredited By NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Saturday marks the 47th running of Turfway’s signature event, the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3), an important prep race for 3-year-olds pointing to the Kentucky Derby. The Jeff Ruby Steaks highlights a […]

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Inaugural Continuing Education Conference For Regulatory Veterinarians Set For June

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that its inaugural Regulatory/Official Veterinary CE conference (#RegVetCE) has been officially approved for 18.5 continuing education credits by the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) program of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). The […]

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Bolt D’Oro Maintains Top Spot On NTRA 3-Year-Old

Prep races, an allowance race and a disqualification resulted in a flurry of sophomores moving in all directions on the top-ten ladder in week seven of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll, results of which were released today, as the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” continues. The San Felipe Stakes (G2) came with drama and […]

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Bolt D’Oro Moves To Head Of NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

The Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park this past Saturday resulted in an extensive shuffling on the top-ten ladder in week six of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll, results of which were released today, as the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” continues. Eclipse Award-winning Champion Two-Year-Old Male Good Magic (1 first-place vote; 286 points), who held the […]

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NTRA Creates Player Ratings For National Horseplayers Championship

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today unveiled a National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) rating system similar to a handicap or rating used in golf, bowling and tennis. With the maximum rating of 10, three longtime NHC Tour standouts are tied as the top-rated contest players in the world – Roger Cettina and brothers Bill Shurman […]

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Bravazo, My Boy Jack Make First Appearance On Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Week four of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll shows some slight movement on the bottom ranks of the top-ten after the running of G3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park and the Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds. The Risen Star (G2) kicked off the 16-race “Championship Series,” worth 50-20-10-5 to the Top 4 […]

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