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Racing World Mourns Passing Of ‘First Lady Of Thoroughbred Racing’

Thrust into national prominence as the owner and breeder of Riva Ridge and Secretariat, Penny Chenery charmed the nation as an engaging and quick-witted owner who represented her equine champions with poise, dignity, and keen business sense. She grasped her role as the voice of the silent equine hero. As she put it, “The horse can’t […]

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Por Amor Al Purasangre: La Increíble Historia de Tooreen Dancer

NOTA: El trabajo que presentamos a continuación es la traducción de una historia publicada el 20 de Julio por Gary Fenton, socio y manager de Little Red Feather Racing Club, un sindicato dedicado a la adquisición y manejo de caballos de carrera basado en California. El relato fue tan impactante que le pedimos su autorización para […]

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New Federal Budget Agreement Could Allow Number Of H-2B Visas To Double

A new federal budget agreement reached Sunday night could allow the number of non-agricultural immigrant workers to double in the United States, according to a report from bloodhorse.com. The measure, which has yet to be approved by both houses of Congress, will quell some of the fears plaguing the racing industry and its workforce, though […]

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2018 Eclipse Awards Moved To Thursday Before Pegasus World Cup

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Friday that the 47th Annual Eclipse Awards will be held January 25, 2018 – the Thursday before the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes – at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Eclipse Awards – bestowed upon horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements […]

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Donations Still Needed to Fund American Horse Council Economic Impact Study

The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) has been working hard to secure pledges and funding necessary to update the National Economic Impact study, and would like express our sincere appreciation for all of those organizations and individuals that have generously contributed so far! However, we are still $150,000 short of our goal, and we need […]

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NTRA Asking For Continued Support In Pursuit Of New Pari-Mutuel Regulations

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) is asking for help from horseplayers, racing fans and the greater Thoroughbred industry to make a final, coordinated push in the effort to enact new regulations on pari-mutuel winnings and withholdings. An appeal penned by NTRA President & CEO Alex Waldrop has been distributed via e-mail to tens of […]

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Betfair US/TVG Join NTRA; Kip Levin Appointed To Board Of Directors

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Betfair US/TVG has joined the organization and that Kip Levin, Chief Executive Officer of Betfair US and TVG, has been appointed to the NTRA’s Board of Directors. “The perspective of one of the world’s largest gaming operators and its national television network will be a welcome […]

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NTRA Announces Easy-To-Use System For Support Of New Pari-Mutuel Regulations

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that a system has been established at https://www.ntra.com/comment for individuals to submit an e-mail comment directly to the United States Treasury Department in support of newly proposed regulations related to withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel winnings. The proposed regulations, which would replace outdated regulations adopted nearly 40 […]

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New York Drug Testing Lab Accredited By RMTC

The Horseracing Testing Laboratory Committee of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) met today and voted to fully accredit the New York Drug Testing Laboratory (NYDTL) pursuant to the RMTC Laboratory Accreditation Program. The NYDTL is the eighth laboratory to become accredited by the RMTC since 2013. NYDTL performs testing for the New York […]

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Unanimous Approval From RMTC Of Revised Thresholds, Expanded Out-Of-Competition Testing

The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) voted to approve several important recommendations from its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Horseracing Testing Laboratories Committee (HTLC) at its February 23 meeting at Gulfstream Park. The Board also received an encouraging report on the significant nationwide adoption progress of the National Uniform […]

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