Judy Wagner

2009 National Handicapping Tour Champ Bryan Wagner Dies At 75

Bryan Wagner, a 12-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) and the 2009 NHC Tour winner, passed away Sunday in Atlanta. He was 75. His wife, Judy Wagner, was at his side at the time of his death. The Wagners have been a constant and popular presence at the NHC and NHC qualifiers around […]

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IRS Announces Formal Adoption Of ‘Landmark’ Pari-Mutuel Regulations

The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Monday that they will formally adopt modernized regulations regarding the withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel proceeds. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has long pressed for these updated regulations that will allow horseplayers to keep more of their winnings, thereby increasing the amount wagered […]

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ARCI Updates Model Rules Of Racing

An updated version (6.3) of the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s Model Rules of Racing is now available on the association’s website on the Model Rules and Standards page.  (www.arci.com). The ARCI Model Rules represent the racing industry’s best practice regulatory standards, developed in consultation with industry constituencies and adopted by the regulatory members of […]

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Judy Wagner New Chair Of ARCI

The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) has installed Judy Wagner as its new Chair for 2016-2017. Recently re-appointed to the Louisiana State Racing Commission by Governor John Bel Edwards, Wagner is the first horseplayer to assume the helm of North America’s umbrella group of racing regulatory bodies. Mrs. Wagner is the only woman to […]

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What Good Is A Model Rule In Horse Racing If No One Follows It?

Imagine, for a minute, that the rules governing the National Football League were developed the same way as horse racing regulations. During an annual meeting, personnel from the NFL league office would discuss and approve “model rules” for the game, then team owners around the league would be encouraged – but not required – to adopt them. […]

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‘You’re Gonna Get Fried’: Handicapping Championship A Grueling, Unforgiving Test

If playing the ponies is a humbling pastime, and we all know it is, the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship is being lost in the Nevada desert with no water. The mind plays tricks. During a punishing three-day session of betting win/place on 53 races, mirages are bound to appear — in the form of horses […]

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The Friday Show: From The Island Of Handicapping Treasure

Now in its 17th year, the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship has grown in every way imaginable — from the number of participants vying for its lucrative payday to the forces of competition that make it one of the most difficult tasks in all of horse racing. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow […]

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Crist, Wagner Selected For NHC Hall Of Fame

Steven Crist, the longtime Daily Racing Form publisher and columnist who was the impetus behind the formation of the National Handicapping Championship (NHC), and Judy Wagner, winner of NHC II in 2001 and the first horseplayers’ representative on the NTRA Board of Directors, have been selected for induction to the NHC Hall of Fame, the […]

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Wagner Re-Appointed To NTRA Board As Horseplayers’ Representative

Judy Wagner, the first and only horseplayers’ representative on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Board of Directors, was re-appointed to a three-year term at the organization’s Annual Meeting held Friday at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Wagner, Secretary and Chairman-elect of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) and a member of the Louisiana Racing […]

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Racing Commissioners International: Wagner, Colliton Elected As Officers

With the recent elevation of Mark Lamberth, commissioner from the Arkansas Racing Commission, as its 2015 Chairman, the Association of Racing Commissioners International tapped Louisiana commissioner Judy Wagner to serve as Secretary/Chairperson-Elect and Washington State Racing Commission member Jeff Colliton as Treasurer. Lamberth, a Thoroughbred owner, was appointed to the Arkansas Racing Commission in 2011 […]

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