National Thoroughbred Racing Association

Waldrop: Online Betting On Horse Racing Still Legal Despite Justice Department Reversal On Wire Act

Legal online wagering on horse racing will not be directly affected by a new U.S. government Department of Justice opinion on the Wire Act but could have an indirect impact on the willingness of banks and credit card companies to allow horseplayers to fund their advance deposit wagering accounts. The opinion from the Justice Department’s […]

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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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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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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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Accelerate Confirms Position Atop NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Accelerate, earning a fourth Grade 1 victory this year in Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita Park, remained atop the NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll for the seventh consecutive week. Voters awarded the five-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky with 13 first place votes and 379 points compared to eight first place votes and […]

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Abel Tasman Jumps Ahead Of Monomoy Girl In Top Thoroughbred Poll

Reigning Eclipse Award Champion Abel Tasman moved from fifth to fourth position in this week’s NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll, supplanting 3-year-old filly sensation Monomoy Girl, who finished first in Saturday’s $1 million Cotillion Stakes at PARX only to be disqualified and placed second. Both Monomoy Girl, who is ranked fifth in this week’s poll, […]

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