Federal Legislative Advocacy

The NTRA’s federal legislative advocacy team addresses issues that have a direct and material effect on Thoroughbred industry participants and their business activities, whether those activities relate to racing, breeding or pari-mutuel wagering.

Along with other industry stakeholder groups inside and outside of racing, the NTRA also supports Congressional education programs on matters like agriculture and immigration which affect all breeds and equine disciplines.

Two programs support the NTRA’s work on Capitol Hill.  The Legislative Action Campaign sustains the NTRA’s government relations and lobbying efforts.  NTRA’s political action committee, Horse PAC, supports specific candidates for re-election.  Sellers and buyers at public auction, sales companies, owners, farms and horseplayers contribute to the Legislative Action Campaign.  Horse PAC contributions come from individual NTRA members.

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For our industry, it is fundamental for us to have eyes, ears and voice monitoring the activity in Washington. NTRA has provided this leadership and for that I am most appreciative and strong support their efforts.
Headley Bell of Mill Ridge Farm, Lexington KY
Our farm lives are demanding enough. It’s good to know that the NTRA is there to promote our legislative needs. They have my continued support.
Scott Mallory of Mallory Farms, Lexington, KY
It is of vital importance that every segment of this wonderful industry support the legislative efforts of the NTRA on a national scene. Things just don’t happen and we industry stakeholders need to be supportive of groups that see to it that the right things do happen. As a longtime owner/breeder, I have always found the NTRA to be responsive and always taking a leadership role. I do support their efforts and thank them.
Donald Valpredo of Donald Valpredo Farms, Bakersfield, CA
As hard as those of us in the industry are working each day on our farms, we can’t forget how important it is to have a ‘sixth man’ like the NTRA supporting our team in Washington.
Josh Pons of Country Life Farm & Merryland Farm, Bel Air, MD

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2015 Supporters

We wish to thank the following owners, breeders, and consignors and their clients who have contributed to the NTRA’s 2015 Legislative Action Campaign.

A J Suited LLC
Paul G. Aguirre
Akindale Farm
Alex Solis Bloodstock
Hector Alcalde
Randy Alderson
Martin Alicea
Thamer Abdullah Alkanhal
Allied Bloodstock
Fred Allor
Al Shaqab Racing
Sally J. Andersen
Bryan C. Anderson
Denny Andrews
Andrews T & S Racing
Ashwood Trinity
Audley End
Audley Farm Equine LLC
Aynsford Holdings
Gerald Babchisin
Baccari Bloodstock
Back Straight Farms
Steve Ballou
Roy & Jana Barbe
Oscar S. Barrera III
Clifford Barry
Beaver Dam Farm
Tim Beeson
John T. Behrendt
Al & Joyce Bell
Big D Racing
Bigheart Thoroughbreds
Blackstone Farm
Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services
Bloodstock Management Services
Blue Checker Thoroughbreds
Blue Devil Racing Stable
Bluegrass Broodmares
Bluewater Sales
Bluff Point Stable
Bobby Jones Equine
Bona Terra Stud
Bona Venture Stables
Renzo A. Bontempo
Matt Bowling
Keith Brackpool
Niall Brennan
Brookdale Sales
Bradley & Elise Benedict Browne
Timothy A. Burr
Paul & Cindy Busby
CJZ Racing
Canaan Creek Stables
Cara Bloodstock
Cardinal Farm
Webb Carroll
Wes Carter
Castle Park Farm
James F. Caterbone
Centennial Farms
Chanceland Farm
Gary Chervenell
Chesapeake Farm
Chester Stables
Chestertown Farm
Matthew J. Chew
Chilly Bleak Farm
Cicero Farms
Claiborne Farm
Clarkland Farm
Classic Bloodstock
Clearsky Farm
Columbiana Farm
Diane Connell
Conquest Stables
Copper Penny Stables
Corner Woods
Rhonda & Kory Cornum
Cottonwood Stables
Country Life Farm
Dr. Ruel Cowles
Crawford Farms
Crestwood Farm
Thomas Cross
Crossroads Farm
W. D. Cubbedge
Dr. John R. Cummins
DKW Racing
Darby Dan Farm
Darley Stud Management
Robert Delaney, Jr.
Delehanty Stock Farm
John F. DeMeo
Nick de Meric
Denali Stud
Priscilla Diego-Villagran
Lou Dunn Diekemper
Michael R. Di Tomasso
Dixie Farm
Dogwood Stable
Marshall E. Dowell
Thomas A. Drasal
EAS Equine Alliance
Gleason Eakin
Easter Bloodstock
Eaton & Thorne
Eaton Sales
Adeh Ebeling
Edition Farm
E. Equine
Monica Egger
El Capi Racing
Elite Equine
Elm Tree Farm
Emcee Stable
Empire Equines
Epona Farm
Equus Farm
Exhale Enterprises
Fleur de Lis Stables
Jose Flores
Flying Finish Farm
Perry Flynn
Fortune Farm
Four Star Sales
Fox Straus KY
Franklin Stables
Funofit Stable
Dr. Michael T. Gallivan
Garey Racing Stables
Gayle Woods Training
Geocel Ranch
Don Gibb
Dr. Charles S. Giles
Dennis Glaccum
Glenangus Farm
Glen Hill Farm
Marie Goda
Golden Eagle Farm Investment
Jaime H. Gomez
Good Luck Farm
De Courcey Graham
Grassroots Training & Sales
Bob Grayson
Lorna Gray
William Greenstein
Grether Farms
Mark B. Grier
Group 1 Racing
Group 2 Racing
Helen K. Groves
Mary K. Grum
Grupo 7C
Grupo C19
Bruce Guttman
HWL Partnership
Hall Family Trust
Hamburg Place
Haras Santa Maria de Araras SA
Hardacre Farm
Harry L. Landry Bloodstock
Richard Harter
Hartwell Farm
Hastings Racing Club
Philip & Donna Healey
Hedgewood Farm
Calvin Heggie
Richard & Theresa Helms
S. F. Henderson
Cecilia Henric-Devore
Herbener Farm
Herrick Racing, LLC
Arthur G. Hetherington
Hickory Tree Farm
John P. Hicks
Hidden Brook
Hillwood Stable
Hinkle Farms
Paul W. Honeycutt
Hoppel's Horse & Cattle
H. Ray Horn
Richard Horn
Michael Horning
Horseshoe Valley Equine
Hunter Hill Farms
Hunter Valley Farm
Hurstland Farm
Imagine Thoroughbreds
Indian Creek Farm
Abed Itani
Ivy League Farm
JAH Racing
JRS Racing
J. R. Ward Stables
Gary James
Jay Em Ess Stable
Jefferson Ltd.
Joey Gee Thoroughbreds
L. William Johnson
Brent Jones
Walter M. Jones
Jumping Jack Racing
KDE Equine
KMN Racing
William Kartozian
Zilla Racing Stables
Keene Ridge Farm
Jon S. Kelly
Ellen B. Kill Kelley
John C. Kimmel
Paul M. King
Kirkwood Stables
Klaravich Stable
Daniel Kramer
LRK Stable
Lane's End Farm
Lane's End Racing
Lanni Bloodstock
Lazy Lane Farms
Le Beau Cheval Farm
Scott Leeds
Alejandro Leon
Let's Go Stable
Lee Levinson
Beverly Lewis
Liebau Farms
Lightner Color LLC
Louis Linder, Jr.
Lochlow Farm
Long Lake Stables
Lotts Creek Farms
Magic City Thoroughbreds
Scott Mallory
Robert T. Manfuso
Perry & Denise Martin
Martin Brothers Racing Stables
Robert Masiello
Mason Springs
Mast Thoroughbreds
Mathis Stables
Paul Matties, Jr.
Kenneth McPeek
Metro Thoroughbreds
Midwest Thoroughbreds
Mike Anderson Racing
Judy Miller
Mill Ridge Sales
Chris Mitchell
Julie Jones Mogge
Morera Breeding & Racing
Dr. Terry L. Morgan
Morris Bloodstock Services
Jason Morton
Farrokh Moshar
Joe Mulholland
Mulholland Springs
Jonathan Nance
Paul Newhart
Ralph Nicks
Nordic Thoroughbreds
Nick Nosowenko
Old Shadowlawn Farm
Old South Farm
Omega Farm
O'Quinn Stables
Edward Ortiz
Debby M. Oxley
John C. Oxley
P J Arnold Bloodstock
Jeffrey & Pamela Pankow
Paramount Sales
Bill Parcells
Charles Parker
Patricia's Hope
Scott & Lanae Pierce
Pine Ridge Stables
Allan Pitchko
Milt A. Policzer
Bill & Vicki Poston
Qaintana Farm
RDZ Farm
Rainbow Fields Farm
Gayla Rankin
Dr. Jerry T. Raskey
R. C. Cline Thoroughbreds
R M C Stables
Reddam Racing
Retog, Inc.
Bryan Rice
Ricehorse Stables
Dr. J. David Richardson
Marie Montgomery Riggs
Rigney Racing
Rio Dois Irmoas
Merrill Roberts
Tommy Roberts
Kirk Robison
Roblar Vista Ranch
Rockin Z Ranch
Roseglade Farm
Rose Hill Farm
Round Hill Stud
Royal Oak Farm
Runner's Dream Farm
Temple Rushton
SEJ Stables
SGV Thoroughbreds
SJ Bloodstock
SJB Stable
Joseph Saffie
Juan Sanchez
Sano Racing Stables
Jaciel Santos
Saratoga Glen Farm
Clarence Scharbauer III
Michael B. Scheffone
Merrill R. Scherer
Len Schermer
Chad Schumer
Sea Jay Farm
Sebold Racing
Seidman Stables
Select Sales
Sequel Thoroughbreds
Shamrock Hill Farm
Sheltowee Farm
Joseph V. Shields, Jr.
Marla Shontere
Silver Fern Farm
Silver Springs Stud
Michael Simpson
Franklin G. Smith
Smitten Farm
Gary Snoonian
Walther Solis
Soemday Farm
Speedway Stables
Kenneth L. Spencer
Springland Farm
St. Elias Stables
St. George Sales
Beryl N. Stokes, Jr.
Stonegate Stables
Stonereath Stud
Stone Ridge Farm
Strouds Lane Farm
Sugarland Thoroughbreds
Summerfield Sales
Superfine Farms
Chris Swann
Gerald J. Swift
Ronald Tagliaferro
TdM Sales
TKO Bloodstock
Taihei Stud Farm
Taylor Made Farm
Taylor Made Sales Agency
Team Grande Racing
Team Penney Racing
Team Valor International
Gene & Charlene Tenbrink
Dan And Karin Thompson
Jonathan Thorne
Threave Main Stud
Three Chimneys Farm
Harold Tillema
James H. Tolliver
Joseph Tosterud
Town & Country Farms
Trackside Farm
Tricar Stables
Trinity Racing Stable
Stuart Tsujimoto
Twin Willow Farm
Two Hearts Farm
Up The Creek Bloodstock
V P Horse Racing Stable
Carlo Vaccarezza
Trudy Veintot
Village Originals
Village View Farm
Vinery Sales
VIP Farms
Carolyn R. Vogel
Walking L Thoroughbreds
Brendan Walsh
Bruce Waltermire
John P. Warren
Warrendale Sales
Wavertree Stables
Weathering Farm
Melissa Webb
West Point Thoroughbreds
Westerly Horse Farm
Cortwright Wetherill, Jr.
Ross Whipple
Grant Whitmer
Judd Whitworth
Stephen Wigmore
William H. Wilks
Willmott Stables
Wing Foot Stable
Winter Creek Farm
Winter Quarter Farm
Wintickett Farm
Bill Witman
Wolf Pen Farm
James R. Wyenandt
Emily Wygod
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Wygod
Daniel & Patricia Yates
Yellow Creek Farm
Steven W. Young
Contributions to the NTRA Legislative Action Campaign are not tax-deductible. Contributions as reported through September 30, 2015. Names will be added as new information is reported to the NTRA. Click here to see a list of 2014 supporters.


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