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Jockeys Across America Will Pay Tribute To National Disability Independence Day With PDJF Fundraisers

The Jockeys’ Guild, Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), in conjunction with racetracks across the United States, today announced that riders competing on Saturday, July 30 (or another mutually agreed upon date that week at racetracks not racing that day), will pay tribute to National Disability Independence Day and to […]

Jockeys Will Pay Tribute To National Disability Independence Day With July 30 PDJF Fundraising Efforts

The Jockeys’ Guild, Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), in conjunction with racetracks across the United States, have announced that riders competing on Saturday, July 30 (or another mutually agreed upon date that week at racetracks not racing that day) will pay tribute to National Disability Independence Day and to […]

Beat Byk NHC Challenge Adds Chance To Compete For $1,000,000 Bonus

The “Beat Byk NHC Challenge,” the popular promotion involving Steve Byk, host of the Thoroughbred radio news magazine “At the Races” on Sirius XM, returns this coming Saturday, July 16, with a lucrative new wrinkle. In addition to winning a berth in the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) next March in Las Vegas, the grand prize […]

‘Beat Byk NHC Challenge’ Promotion Will Return In July

The “Beat Byk NHC Challenge”, the popular promotion that drew nearly 5000 entries in 2021, will return this summer as the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and Steve Byk, host of the Thoroughbred radio news magazine “At the Races” on Sirius XM, once again partner to send one NHC Tour member to Las Vegas to […]

NTRA Encouraged By Adoption Of H-2B Relief Language In Appropriations Bill

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) is pleased that the House Appropriations Committee adopted critical H-2B relief language in fiscal year ’23 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Bill. The language would provide cap relief at a reasonable time during peak season, which would greatly help business related to the Thoroughbred industry.H-2B workers fill many […]

NTRA Hires Jordan Bonfitto As Director Of Government Affairs

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today the hire of Jordan Bonfitto to serve as NTRA’s Director Of Government Affairs. Bonfitto will be based in the newly opened Washington, D.C. office and will lead the organization’s advocacy efforts alongside President and CEO, former U.S. Congressman, Tom Rooney. “We’re excited to have Jordan join our […]

Met Mile Win Propels Flightline To First In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Following Saturday’s six-length victory in the Grade 1 Met Mile, Flightline has taken over the top spot in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s Top Thoroughbred Poll. Country Grammer has been relegated to second, while Life Is Good and Jackie’s Warrior fill out the top four. Meanwhile, Belmont Stakes winner Mo Donegal was voted to first […]

NTRA Opens Office In Washington, D.C.

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) officially opened its Washington, D.C. office on June 1, 2022. NTRA’s new presence in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the hiring of President and CEO, former Congressman Tom Rooney, will increase the Association’s federal presence and advocacy efforts. “I’ve been hired and tasked to go to Washington and be […]

Epicenter Squeezes Early Voting In NTRA Top Three-Year-Old Poll; Country Grammer First In Top Thoroughbred Poll

Week 15 of the 2022 NTRA Top Three-Year-Old Thoroughbred Poll and the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), covering racing performances through June 5. Voting is conducted by national media. The Three-Year-Old poll represents horses competing up and through the Triple Crown. The Top Thoroughbred poll represents horses competing […]

Additional 35,000 H-2B Visas Available For Second Half Of FY-2022

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) commends the decision announced by the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Labor (DOL) to make an additional 35,000 H-2B vias available for the second half of FY-2022. “We thank DHS, DOL, and the Administration for recognizing the critical need for additional H-2B visas to fill positions not being […]