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Max Schneider Awarded Sports Journalism Scholarship From TRA

Max Schneider will enter the freshman class at Vanderbilt University as the 2016 recipient of the 58th Fred Russell-Grantland Rice TRA Scholarship for sports journalism, it was announced Wednesday by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA). Schneider, who graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York, NY, was selected from a record 621 applicants for this […]

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Wilson: New Technologies, Customer-Centric Products Key To Equibase’s Future

Jason Wilson in March 2016 was named president and chief operating officer of Equibase, a limited liability company formed in 1990 by The Jockey Club and member tracks of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America that took over collection, storage and management of racing data and distribution of past performance information. Prior to the […]

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Joe Wilson Elected TRA President

The Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America (TRA) Board of Directors elected Joe Wilson, Chief Operating Officer of Parx Racing in Bensalem, Penn., as the organization’s 37th President at its March 1 meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He succeeds Scott Wells, who had served as President since 2013. Traditionally, the TRA President serves a two-year […]

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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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Derby Day Silent Auction Fundraiser To Benefit PDJF

A consortium of racing organizations has announced a Derby Day fundraising campaign to be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 25 tracks and racing venues across the U.S. to raise funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). Each participating track will hold a silent auction of framed, autographed photographs of California Chrome (signed […]

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TRPB Promotes Linnell, Elects New Directors

J. Curtis Linnell was appointed vice president of wagering analysis and operations for the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) at its board meeting Thursday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Linnell, who has been with the TRPB for ten years, will be responsible for the organization’s activities and will report to the executive vice president of the […]

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Pope: How to Establish ‘Authority’ in U.S. Racing

(How can horse racing shift the balance of power from trainers and racetracks to horse owners? In the second of a two-part series on authority in U.S. racing, Lexington advertising executive Fred Pope suggests starting with two changes in the Interstate Horseracing Act. –Ray Paulick) In a previous article we looked at failed attempts to […]

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Establishing a Talent-Based Authority in Racing

(Editor’s Note: For more than 20 years, Lexington advertising executive Fred Pope has advocated a business model for horse racing that collectively puts the owners of the best horses in a position of authority through the creation of a “major league” for the sport. The recent PETA allegations and complaints filed with federal, state and […]

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Scott Wells Re-Elected TRA President

Scott Wells, president and general manager of Remington Park and Lone Star Park, was re-elected for the second year of his two-year term as President of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) at its annual Board of Directors’ meeting Tuesday at the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott North Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  Wells has been on the […]

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