National Thoroughbred Racing Association

Racetracks, Horse Ownership Entities Now Eligible For Paycheck Protection Loan Program

President Trump signed into law today an emergency aid package providing additional relief to small businesses and health care facilities, and the Small Business Administration released updated guidance that will assist the horse industry. The new law provides $310 billion to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses, which was oversubscribed. The additional […]

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NTRA Expands Number Of Tour Members Who Can Qualify For NHC 2021

As part of the ongoing process to evolve with circumstances brought on the coronavirus pandemic, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced it has adjusted the NHC Tour rules to allow for a greater number of Tour members to qualify for the 2021 National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) by accumulating Tour points throughout the 2020 NHC […]

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Ce Ce, Whitmore Join NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll After Big Wins At Oaklawn

Rising star Ce Ce and veteran Grade 1 winner Whitmore made the most of their respective opportunities this past weekend, scoring victories which allowed each to crack the top 10 in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll. With limited racing options available due to the coronavirus pandemic, Oaklawn Park was the only […]

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Impressive Florida Derby Win Helps Tiz The Law Retake The Lead In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Of all the impressive statements made by the sophomore male class thus far in 2020, the emphatic victory by Tiz the Law in the March 28 Grade 1 Florida Derby may resonate the loudest during a most uncertain time as the bay colt again established a clear lead in the latest National Thoroughbred Racing Association […]

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Authentic Takes Solo Lead In Top 3-Year-Old Poll

While a pair of his stablemates posted impressive on-track wins this past weekend, the Bob Baffert-trained Authentic scored a victory in his own right without leaving his stall as he gained the outright lead in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. The undefeated Authentic tied for the top spot with Tiz […]

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Champion Midnight Bisou New Leader In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Midnight Bisou, the champion older dirt female of 2019 and runner-up in her first try against males in the $20 million Saudi Cup on February 29, earned 16 first-place votes and a total of 376 points to take over the lead position in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll. Champion Maximum […]

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Health And Safety Highlight Regulatory Veterinarian Continuing Education Conference

Sixty regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians from jurisdictions around the world participated in the third annual Regulatory Veterinarian Continuing Education Conference at Santa Anita Park on March 2 and 3. Presented by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance, the meeting provided training and presented […]

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35,000 Additional H-2B Visas To Be Released By Federal Government

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday communicated to Congressional offices its intent to release 35,000 additional H-2B visas for the summer season of fiscal year 2020. This nonimmigrant visa program is used by many industries that need temporary non-agricultural help when domestic workers are unavailable. For the horse racing industry, racehorse trainers […]

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Maximum Security’s Saudi Effort Leads NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

As he forged his way to the front in the $20 million Saudi Cup on February 29, Maximum Security left no doubt who the most superior handicap horse on the day was. The results of this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll further confirmed the son of New Year’s Day as the […]

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