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Eight Years After Its Creation, Equine Injury Database Shows Improvement In U.S. Racing

The Equine Injury Database recently released data from 2016, showing the lowest fatality rate per 1,000 starts for American racehorses since the Database began keeping records in 2009. The fatality rate for 2016 was 1.54 per 1,000 starts and includes horses that died within 72 hours after a race. That figure is based on data […]

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Keeneland Reaccredited By NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Keeneland, which also includes the world’s leading Thoroughbred auction house, is a National Historic Landmark and has served as a model of the best in Thoroughbred racing since its inception […]

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RCI Chairman Takes Hypocritical Stance On Federal Racing Bills

Mark Lamberth, a member of the Arkansas Racing Commission and chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, turned the dial on the BS Meter all the way up on Tuesday in a press release on RCI letterhead stating: “Entire Arkansas Horse Racing Industry Opposes Federal Bills.” Among other things, Lamberth said any initiative to […]

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Monmouth Park Impresses With Backstretch Community Assistance Program

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Monmouth Park has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Home to 17 graded stakes – including the $1 million Haskell Invitational and the $500,000 United Nations Stakes – the Oceanport, N.J., track opened its 70th live racing season earlier this month. Monmouth Park […]

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Irad Ortiz Jr. Pilots Mubtaahij In Three Furlong Work At Belmont

Trainer Mike de Kock’s Belmont Stakes hopeful Mubtaahij continued to keep busy Wednesday morning with his fourth timed workout since arriving at Belmont Park on May 15. Ridden for the first time by Irad Ortiz Jr., who has been named to ride on June 6, Mubtaahij visited the main track shortly after the renovation break, […]

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NTRA Seeking Executive Director For Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has launched a nationwide search for its next executive director of the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Backed by most every major racetrack in North America, all major horsemen’s groups, regulators, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and other industry stakeholder organizations, the NTRA formed the Safety & […]

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Regional Challenges, Progress Surveyed on Day 2 of Jockeys’ Guild Assembly

Day Two of the Jockeys’ Guild annual members’ assembly focused on the Guild’s progress in the past five years, as well as challenges faced by some regional riders. The Daily Racing Form reported on Tuesday that the Safety and Integrity Alliance of the NTRA has helped foster a culture between the 23 accredited racetracks in the group. […]

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Woodbine Re-Accredited by NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Woodbine Racetrack has earned re-accreditation for its Thoroughbred operations from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Located in Toronto, Ontario, the track opens a 133-day meet Saturday and continues live racing into December. The season’s highlights include the $1 million Queen’s Plate – first jewel in […]

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NTRA Tightens Safety and Integrity Alliance Rules, Requires Hotlines to Report Abuse

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that an updated set of racetrack safety and integrity standards has been circulated to members of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance, and that it is now available for public comment. After finalization, the compliance standards will serve as the basis for future racetrack Alliance accreditation. The […]

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Turfway Re-Accredited by NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Turfway Park has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Located in Northern Kentucky, outside of Cincinnati, the track hosts its biggest annual racing program Saturday, highlighted by the $550,000 Spiral Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds on the Triple Crown trail. Turfway’s re-accreditation followed a […]

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