National Thoroughbred Racing Association

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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Mucho Gusto, Tiz The Law Retain Top Spots On NTRA Polls

With light graded stakes action taking place this past weekend, there was relatively little shifting in the respective top ten positions in both the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll and NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll. The Bob Baffert-trained Mucho Gusto, winner of the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes on January 25, […]

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Mucho Gusto Tops Midnight Bisou In First NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After starting his year off with a handy victory in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes on January 25, the Bob Baffert-trained Mucho Gusto finds himself on top once more in the initial National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2020, the NTRA announced today. In his 4-year-old debut, Mucho Gusto […]

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Overflow Field Of Celebrities, Media To Play In NHC Charity Challenge

While the 21st NTRA National Horseplayers Championship Presented by Racetrack Television Network, Caesars Entertainment and Bally’s will crown the best handicapper in the sport, industry accolades will be on the line as a cross section of notable journalists, analysts, and personalities compete in the 6th Annual Runhappy/NTRA NHC Charity Challenge presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka […]

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Maximum Security Kentucky Derby DQ Chosen As NTRA Moment Of The Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Maximum Security’s historic disqualification in the 145th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve has been voted the 2019 NTRA Moment of the Year based on the results of 1,072 votes cast via Twitter and an online poll. The winning moment occurred on May 4, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. ET following a near […]

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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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