Ellis Park Accredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, Making Kentucky Fully Accredited: NTRA 8/16/18

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Ellis Park has received its initial accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, bringing the number of active accreditations to 24 racetracks in the U.S. and Canada, including every Thoroughbred track in Kentucky. “On behalf of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) and its Safety and

Woodbine Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, near Toronto, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Woodbine opened in 1956 bearing a name associated with racing in the area since 1874. The track opens its live Thoroughbred racing season Saturday for a 133-date meet that runs

Churchill Downs Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Churchill Downs, home of the world’s most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.  The legendary Louisville, Ky., hosts the 144th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) on Saturday. Other highlights of the

Santa Anita Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif., near Los Angeles, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Since 1934, Santa Anita has been one of America’s leading racetracks, showcasing Hall of Fame legends like Seabiscuit, Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, John Henry, and Zenyatta. In addition to signature fixtures

NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Re-Accredits Woodbine: The Bloodhorse 4/16/18

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, near Toronto, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Woodbine opened in 1956 bearing a name associated with racing in the area since 1874. The track opens its live Thoroughbred racing season Saturday for a 133-date meet that

Turfway Reaccredited by Safety & Integrity Alliance: Bloodhorse 3/16/18

Press Release: LEXINGTON, Ky. (Friday, March 16, 2018) - The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Saturday marks the 47th running of Turfway's signature event, the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3), an important prep

ARCI Welfare, Integrity Conference Continues: The Horse 4/20/17

By: Edited Press Release The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is pioneering cost-effective loaner integrity teams that provide investigative reinforcements for the sprint sport’s big-event days. That program was the main focus of Wednesday’s discussion on “Policing the Backside: A View from the Front Line” at the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s (ARCI) 83rd annual

ARCI: Vet’s List Changes Aim to Protect Horses: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

By: Frank Angst The Association of Racing Commissioners International Drug Testing and Practices Committee April 19 moved forward on changes that would standardize vet's list procedures from state to state. The end goal of the rule put forward by The Jockey Club Safety Committee is to standardize vet's list rules, specifically targeting situations where a

ROAP Examines Reciprocity on Various ‘Lists’: The Blood-Horse 4/11/16

By: Tom LaMarra The Racing Officials Accreditation Program hopes to make progress this year on protocol that will keep horses placed on various lists from showing up and racing at other tracks while ineligible under current guidelines. Some jurisdictions adhere to reciprocity for horses placed on lists by stewards, starters, and state veterinarians, but others

ROAP Seeks Regulation of ‘Program Trainers’: The Blood-Horse 3/30/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra The Racing Officials Accreditation Program, on its 2015 list of points of emphasis, is encouraging the horse racing industry to develop regulations to deal with the issue of "program trainers"—generally those who serve as cover for suspended or barred individuals. "On a scale of one to 10, in terms of importance