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Thoroughbred Industry Organizations’ Statements On Current Crisis

It began with a media death watch during a cold and wet winter at Santa Anita Park. As the number of racing and training fatalities increased at the Arcadia, Calif., track (it topped out at 30 from Dec. 26 through June 22), local and then national media began to take notice. Santa Anita owner Belinda […]

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Dr. Mary Scollay New Executive Director, COO Of Racing Medication And Testing Consortium

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has hired Dr. Mary Scollay as its next executive director and chief operating officer. In her new role, which she assumes August 5, Dr. Scollay will be charged with the advancement of world-class laboratory drug testing standards, promotion of RMTC-recommended rules and penalties for prohibited substances and therapeutic […]

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NTRA Announces Support For Legislation To Ban Horse Slaughter In U.S.

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) released the following statement Wednesday regarding proposed federal legislation to outlaw horse slaughter in the United States. The statement comes nearly two weeks after NTRA President/CEO Alex Waldrop told the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey in part, “While we strongly oppose the slaughter of Thoroughbreds for human consumption, NTRA […]

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Waldrop, HBPA: HBO’s Real Sports ‘Slanted, Distorted, Inaccurate’

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s President and CEO Alex Waldrop released the following statement in response to a segment on this week’s HBO Real Sports, which focused on racing fatalities and the horse slaughter pipeline. Read more about the segment here. “Once again, HBO’s Real Sports presented a slanted, distorted, and inaccurate view of horse […]

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Homeland Security To Accept Petitions For 30,000 H-2B Visas Starting Wednesday

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Monday that it will begin accepting petitions on Wednesday, May 8 for 30,000 additional H-2B visas restricted to returning workers for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. Rules set to be published in Wednesday’s Federal Register include the following language: “Starting on the expected date of May 8, 2019, […]

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Help Wanted: RMTC Puts Out Call For Next Executive Director/COO

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) is actively seeking applications for the position of Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, based in its Lexington, Ky., office. The job will require a multifaceted individual to provide administrative oversight of large-scale drug research projects, implementation of world class laboratory drug testing standards, and the development of […]

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‘Virginia Racing Revival’: Colonial Downs Joins NTRA In Advance Of Summer Meet

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Colonial Downs, located in New Kent County, east of Richmond, Va., has joined the organization. Thoroughbred racing will return to Virginia for the first time since 2014 when Colonial hosts 15 live race days this August and September. It plans progressive race day increases in 2020 and […]

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‘Relief To Horse Trainers’: 30,000 Additional H-2B Visas Allocated By DHS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) earlier today communicated to Congressional offices that it would allocate 30,000 additional H-2B visas for the current fiscal year that concludes on September 30, 2019. This nonimmigrant visa program is used by many industries that need temporary non-agricultural help when domestic workers are unavailable. For the horse racing […]

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RMTC Approves Over $250,000 For Studies On Detection Of EPO And Of Nerve-Blocking Agent

At its February 11 meeting at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board approved the funding of two tactical research projects with a combined price tag in excess of $250,000, as a continuation of its ongoing focus on detecting and eliminating illicit substances in racing. First, the RMTC is […]

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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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