Regulatory Conference This Week in Charleston: Blood-Horse 4/17/17

By: Frank Angst Many of the country's leading regulators will listen to panels and presentations on drug testing and enforcement, policing the backstretch, and promoting the sport, just to name a few, when they gather this week in Charleston, S.C. The Association of Racing Commissioners International's 2017 annual conference on equine welfare and racing integrity will begin

Equine Injury Database Statistics Continue to Reflect Progress: THA Racing.Com 3/11/17

By: Tom LaMarra Fatalities in races in 2016 dropped 5% from the previous year to 1.54 per 1,000 starts, another indication that improved safety protocol and a tightening of equine medication rules are making a difference in Thoroughbred racing. The Equine Injury Database statistics released March 10 by The Jockey Club show an encouraging trend

Waldrop: Industry Can Lead on Needed Changes: The Blood-Horse 3/24/16

By: Frank Angst Using the recent accreditation of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance as an example, NTRA president Alex Waldrop said the industry can work with regulators to improve the sport. Speaking during the Thoroughbred racing committee meeting at the Association of Racing Commissioners International conference March

Monmouth Park earns NTRA safety reaccreditation: The Racing Biz 5/27/15

RMTC 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

Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance: The Horse 3/21/15

RMTC Edited Press Release The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced March 19 that Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Located outside of El Paso in Sunland Park, New Mexico, adjacent to Texas and the Mexican state of Chihuahua, the 56-year-old racetrack hosts its biggest day