National Thoroughbred Racing Association

NTRA Advantage Program Adds Big Ass Fans As Partner

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Big Ass Fans, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans, has signed on with NTRA Advantage as the group purchasing plan’s newest partner. NTRA Advantage delivers substantial cost savings – through local dealers – on essential products and services relevant to their business. Since the inception of […]

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Runhappy Named Title Sponsor Of 2019 Eclipse Awards, Horse Of The Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that champion sprinter and Claiborne Farm stallion Runhappy will be the title sponsor of the 49th annual Runhappy Eclipse Awards presented by Breeders’ Cup, Daily Racing Form and The Stronach Group, on Thursday, January 23. Runhappy also will sponsor the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. […]

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2019 Eclipse Awards Finalists Announced

Led by Horse of the Year candidates Bricks and Mortar, Maximum Security, and Mitole, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced the finalists for the 2019 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing. Winners in 17 horse and human categories will be announced […]

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The Paulick Report’s Joe Nevills Honored With His First Media Eclipse Award

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters today announced the winners of the 2019 Media Eclipse Awards in six categories. They are as follows: Feature/Commentary Writing – Joe Nevills, Paulick Report “Biting The Dust: A Long Goodbye to Mount Pleasant Meadows,” July 22, 2019 News/Enterprise Writing – […]

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Eclipse Award Finalists To Be Unveiled Saturday, Jan. 4

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers and Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced today that finalists for the 2019 Eclipse Awards will be revealed live on Saturday, January 4 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. Finalists in 17 equine and […]

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Three-Year Racehorse Depreciation Extension Signed Into Law

A key provision that extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses through 2020 was signed into law by the President earlier Friday. The racehorse provision, which received bi-partisan support within both Houses of Congress, was passed by the Senate on Thursday by a vote of 71-23 and passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday […]

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H-2B Visa Program Relief Expected To Be Signed Into Law

Horse trainers who utilize the H-2B guest worker visa program to fill various backstretch positions are expected to have increased access to H-2B visas as a result of language included in the 2020 spending bill passed by Congress this week and expected to be signed by the President today. The bill gives the Secretary of […]

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Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Steering Committee Holds Meeting

The Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Steering Committee met in New York City on Dec. 18 to discuss next steps on advancing safety in Thoroughbred racing. The committee gathered to progress reforms and formalize membership efforts. Reforms The initial medication, organizational and operational reforms unveiled last month continue to gain traction within the Thoroughbred racing community. Members […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Lessons From The Past About Toothless Tigers And Herding Cats

Twenty-five years ago, Brian McGrath was introduced during a luncheon at the 21 Club in midtown Manhattan as horse racing’s first “commissioner.” Well, maybe not the commissioner for all of horse racing – just for the racetracks who were members of Thoroughbred Racing Associations, which had hired him. McGrath had no juice with regulatory bodies, […]

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Bricks And Mortar Remains Ahead Of Midnight Bisou In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Less than two weeks out from the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2, the lead group continues to hold their respective positions in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Multiple Grade 1 winner Bricks and Mortar is set to carry his top stature into his expected Breeders’ Cup run. The son […]

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