thoroughbred racing associations

Wilson Elected To American Horse Council Board Of Trustees

Joe Wilson, current President of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) of North America has been elected to the AHC’s Board of Trustees. He replaces outgoing TRA President and AHC Board Member Scott Wells. “The AHC is grateful to Mr. Wells’  for lending his time and knowledge to the AHC . He will be missed on […]

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Racing’s Best Simulcast Award Deadline Is Aug. 11

OnTrack Media and Entertainment will again sponsor the award honoring the racing industry’s best simulcast production to be presented at the 24th annual International Simulcast Conference to be held this year in New Orleans, La. The deadline for all entries is Thursday, August 11. The International Simulcast Conference is co-sponsored by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations […]

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Back To Keeneland, Where The Customer Is King

It’s been 28 years since I spit in the eye of Horace Greeley, packed up the covered wagon, and headed east from Los Angeles, Calif., to Lexington, Ky. It was a different century, and in horse racing, a different world. The only thing you heard at Keeneland upon my arrival in 1988 was the imaginative […]

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Honoring Our Presidents: Executive Salaries At Horse Industry Non-Profit Organizations

When George Washington became the first president of the United States in 1789, he reluctantly accepted an annual salary of $25,000 – a very substantial figure for that time. He didn’t like the idea of being paid to serve his new country but was convinced that not taking a salary would set a bad precedent, […]

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TRA Board Has Newfound ‘Sense Of Urgency’ on Medication Policies

The Thoroughbred Racing Associations issued the following press release Saturday: At their meeting on Friday, August 7, in Saratoga Springs, the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) Board of Directors reiterated their firm commitment to the implementation of uniform medication policies with a sense of urgency throughout the United States. The Board reviewed the significant and meaningful […]

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Cutler Klein Awarded Sports Journalism Scholarship From TRA

Cutler Klein will enter the freshman class at Vanderbilt University as the 2015 recipient of the 57th Fred Russell-Grantland Rice TRA Scholarship for sports journalism, it was announced Tuesday by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA). Klein, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, NY, was selected from a record 422 […]

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Scott Wells Named President at Lone Star Park

Scott Wells, president and general manager of Remington Park, will take on the same duties at Lone Star Park, according to a report by Daily Racing Form. Wells will not be relinquishing his role at Remington and also said that Matt Vance has been promoted to vice president of racing and wagering there. Wells has worked […]

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I, Robot: The Future of Horse Race Wagering?

For nearly as long as computers have existed, professional gamblers of all kinds have used them to seek an edge. As far back as the early 1980s, computer betting outfits operated in the shadows, trying to outsmart the sports books in Las Vegas. In the mid-80’s, Australian Alan Woods and his partners began tinkering with […]

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Remington Park’s Wells Elected President of Thoroughbred Racing Associations

The Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) Board of Directors elected the organization’s 36th president at its March 5 meeting in Tampa, Fla.  Scott Wells, president and general manager of Remington Park in Oklahoma City, was elected to succeed Chris McErlean, who had served since 2011. Wells, the son and grandson of noted horsemen, served as assistant […]

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TRA endorses policy implementing uniform regulations

The TRA Board of Directors, after meeting in Baltimore in late May, has endorsed a number of safety measures intended to ensure only sound horses participate in North American Thoroughbred races. This policy calls for the implementation of uniform regulations regarding more restrictive use of a limited number of therapeutic drugs, a strong penalty structure […]

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