Horse Racing Safe Act by Jo-Claire Corcoran There are so many pressing issues facing the Thoroughbred Racing industry these days, breakdowns, track conditions, medications, aftercare, lower attendance and the ever-present threat of slaughter. All connected in one way or another. There is no one answer, there is no [...]
Omaha Beach heads to the Kentucky Derby as the likely favorite and sits atop the NTRA poll for three year olds. Bricks and Mortar holds the top spot for older horses: NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll Rank Horse Points (First-place votes) 1. Omaha Beach 376 (27) 2. Roadster 313 (3) [...]
Jonathan Stettin discusses the Jockey Guild pulling their support from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance and the reasons behind the delay of the races last Saturday at Belmont. NYRA claims some of the riders complaints are without merit, but I still think this is all something relatively easy to [...]
Yes there were many heroic stories and events that came out of this tragedy, and they should absolutely be honored and memorialized. I am not sure the moment of the year is the way to do it. Nonetheless it is now a sad part of the sports history. Read about [...]
The NTRA appears to be in favor of the new tax bill citing it is good for our industry. This along with the gambling withholding changes earlier this year is a win for the Sport of Kings. Read more about the new tax bill's impact on racing here....
I did not think we'd ever see it. The long overdue IRS revision of the way gambling winnings are taxed has finally been changed. Bettors will no longer be taxed on losing bets the way they were under the old rules and now the entire cost of the wager will [...]