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Winner Of First Latin American NHC Qualifier En Route To Vegas

Leandro Tomas of Lima, Peru, is on his way to compete in the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping tournament – next weekend’s $2.75 million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas – after winning the first NHC qualifier held in Latin America. The Nov. […]

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Eclipse Award Montage: NTRA Asks Fans For Their Photos With American Pharoah

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and Xpressbet are asking fans and horsemen to submit their personal photos with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah for inclusion in a video montage to be shown during the 45th Annual Eclipse Awards ceremony on January 16. Submissions can be made on Twitter by tagging @NTRA or using the […]

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NHC Future Wager Now Available, ‘Field’ Heavy Favorite

Horseplayers and their fans can now bet on who will win the 17th Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas. The NHC Future Wager, available in the Treasure Island Race & Sports Book, opened this weekend with odds posted for 353 individual players and a […]

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NTRA Names Keith Chamblin Chief Operating Officer

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Board of Directors today approved the association’s audited financial results for the fiscal year concluding January 31, 2015, which reflect net revenues of $190,340. The results continued a positive trend for the third year in a row. The previous fiscal year reflected net revenues of $667,477. Today’s action took […]

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National Handicapping Championship: At a Crossroads?

In this week’s season finale of the reality show, Horseplayers, on Esquire Network, viewers went behind the scenes of the 2014 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship. The show’s 10 episodes chronicled the year-long journey of several handicappers trying to reach that ultimate goal – a seat at the exclusive tournament in Las Vegas each […]

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McIngvale’s $7-Million Super Bowl Bet: Crazy Like a Fox

Horse owner and furniture salesman extraordinaire Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale was all over the news in the wake of the Seattle Seahawks’ trouncing of the Denver Broncos in Sunday’s Super Bowl – and not just in the Houston, Texas, marketplace where his Gallery Furniture store is based. McIngvale, who is known for his outlandish promotions, […]

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Ellis Park launches handicapping tourney site

Press Release Ellis Park Race Course, Inc., announced today the launch of HorseTourneys.com (www.horsetourneys.com), an affiliate website of the Henderson, Kentucky based racetrack.  The website will operate a year-round, continuous online contest program to handicapping tournament players offering various awards and prizes. In conjunction with the launch, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has allocated […]

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Mitchell: Industry leaders must seize rivalry opportunity

At his Blood-Horse blog, Eric Mitchell urges the racing industry’s marketing leaders to take full advantage of the rare rivalry that’s developed between Havre de Grace and Blind Luck.  Mitchell suggests the wheels are already in motion: “The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has begun cranking up its public-relations machine for a campaign that will be […]

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NTRA BOARD’S ‘OPEN LETTER’ TO THOROUGHBRED INDUSTRY

The board of directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association has reconfirmed their support of the organization in the form of an “open letter” to the industry being published as an advertisement in Saturday and Sunday editions of the Daily Racing Form. The open letter comes shortly after defections from the NTRA of several […]

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