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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 PACSM, 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 PACSM 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.

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A J Suited LLC
ASI Racing Stables
Paul G. Aguirre
Akindale Farm
Alan Booge Racing
Alex Solis Bloodstock
Hector Alcalde
Randy Alderson
Jim Alendal
Martin Alicea
Thamer Abdullah Alkanhal
Allied Bloodstock
Allied Racing Stables
Fred Allor
Neal M. Allread
William F. Allyn
Al Shaqab Racing
Don Ameche
Anchor Equine
Sally J. Andersen
Anderson Racing
Bryan C. Anderson
James M. Anderson
Denny Andrews
Andrews T & S Racing
Ashview Farm
Ashwood Trinity
Audley End
Audley Farm Equine LLC
Greg Avery
Aynsford Holdings
BHMFR
Gerald Babchisin
Baccari Bloodstock
Back Straight Farms
Bad Boys Racing
Baker Ranch
Stephen Baker
Steve Ballou
Roy & Jana Barbe
Oscar S. Barrera III
Michael J. Barro
Clifford Barry
Bartolome Mafla H.
Tom Basler
Todd Beattie
Beaver Dam Farm
Patricia V. Beck
Tim Beeson
John T. Behrendt
Al & Joyce Bell
Price Bell
Bender & Bender
Best a Luck farm
Best Foot Forward
Sharon Biamonte
Big D Racing
Bigheart Thoroughbreds
Black Cloud Racing
Black Duck Racing
Blackburn Farm
Robert Blackmon
Blackstone Farm
Ron Blake
Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services
Susan Blood
Bloodstock Management Services
Bloodstock Thoroughbreds
Margaret Bloss
Blue Checker Thoroughbreds
Blue Devil Racing Stable
Blue Jay Stable
Bluegrass Broodmares
Bluegrass Equine Properties
Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services
Bluewater Sales
Bluff Point Stable
Bobby Jones Equine
Bona Terra Stud
Bona Venture Stables
Bonita Farm
Renzo A. Bontempo
Matt Bowling
Keith Brackpool
Randy Bradshaw
Louis A. Bradvica
Niall Brennan
Glen S. Bromagen
Bradley & Elise Benedict Browne
Brandywine farm
Ruth C. Brightbill
Brookdale Farm
Brookdale Sales
Charlie Brown
Brylynn Farm
Buck Pond Farm
Erick Buckley
Daniel J. Burke
Timothy A. Burr
Paul & Cindy Busby
Steve Bussjaeger
CJZ Racing
Kirt Cahill
Calabria Farms
Campbell Farm
David Campbell
Canaan Creek Stables
Cara Bloodstock
Cardinal Farm
Miguel Carranza
Webb Carroll
Wes Carter
George J. Castanares
Castle Park Farm
Catalyst Bloodstock
James F. Caterbone
Carmen Catizone
Cave Brook Farm
Centennial Farms
Isidro Centeno
Chance Farm
Chanceland Farm
Pramote Changsila
Charlton Bloodstock Agency
Brandon & Marianne Chase
Gary & Jane Chervenell
Chesapeake Farm
Chester Stables
Chestertown Farm
Matthew J. Chew
Chilly Bleak Farm
Cicero Farms
Cinnamont Stables
Claiborne Farm
Clarkland Farm
Classic Bloodstock
Clear Creek Stud
Clearsky Farm
Michael P. Cloonan
E. M. Cobb
Coco Equine
Vincent & Marie Colbert
Colts Neck Stable
Columbiana Farm
Jesse Compton
Diane Connell
Conquest Stables
Kevin Conto
Thomas F. Conway
Copper Penny Stables
Corner Woods
Rhonda & Kory Cornum
Cottonwood Stables
Country Life Farm
Countrywide Tree Service
Courtlandt Farm
Joe R. Cowles
Larmon Cowles
Dr. Ruel Cowles
Crawford Farms
Cres Ran
Crestwood Farm
Thomas Cross
Cross Keys Sales
Crossroads Farm
Crowning Point Farm
Rachael R. Crupper
W. D. Cubbedge
Dr. John R. Cummins
Cutting Edge Equine
DKW Racing
D.P. Racing
Darby Dan Farm
Dark Hollow
Darley Stud Management
John Davison
Janet Del Castillo
Robert Delaney, Jr.
Delehanty Stock Farm
Nancy M. Deloni
John F. DeMeo
Nick de Meric
Denali Stud
Michael P. DePaulo
Robert Ortiz de Paz
J. Keith Desormeaux
Charles H. Deters
Philip Discosmo
Anthony J. Didier
Priscilla Diego-Villagran
Lou Dunn Diekemper
Joseph Dirico
Michael R. Di Tomasso
Dixie Farm
David Doering
Dogwood Stable
Ken Donworth
Double Diamond Farm
Double K
Marshall E. Dowell
Thomas A. Drasal
Steve Duncker
Dundalk 5
EAS Equine Alliance
EMFO Racing
Eagle Point Farm
Gleason Eakin
Easter Bloodstock
Eaton & Thorne
Eaton Sales
Adeh Ebeling
Edition Farm
Ed Wright Cattle Company
E. Equine
Monica Egger
El Capi Racing
Elite Equine
Michelle L. Elliott
Elm Tree Farm
Emcee Stable
Empire Equines
Endeavor Farm
Ends Well
Dell Ennis
E. Paul Robsham Stables
Epona Farm
Equinox
Equus Farm
E-Racing.com
John Erdel
Mike Estes
Justin Evans
James & Jeneane Everatt
J. A. Everatt-Meeuse
Exhale Enterprises
Dennis Farkas
Marette Farrell
Feel the Thunder Stable
Kathleen M. Feron
Dave Fisback
William D. Fishback
Fleetwood Bloodstock
Fletcher Racing Operation
Fleur de Lis Stables
Jose Flores
Flying Finish Farm
Todd Fitch
Perry Flynn
T. L. Folkerth
Folkerth, Kelly, Seitz, Swain
Forbush Farm
Fortune Farm
Dennis Foster
Foundations Farm
Four Star Sales
Fox Straus KY
A. J. Foyt, Jr.
Frank Fletcher Racing Operation
Frankfurt Stables
Franklin Stables
Mike & Pat Freeny
Joseph F. Friedberg
Linda Fritton
Domonic Fuda
Full Circle farm
Funofit Stable
S. Fustok
GLM
Gainesway
Dr. Michael T. Gallivan
Garey Racing Stables
Gar Oil Corp.
Gayle Woods Training
Genesis Racing
Geocel Ranch
Don Gibb
Dr. Charles S. Giles
Dennis Glaccum
John Glasshof
Glenangus Farm
Glen Hill Farm
Glen Hill Farm
Global Equus Thoroughbreds
Marie Goda
Golden Eagle Farm Investment
Jaime H. Gomez
Good Luck Farm
James Goodman
Julie Gordon
Robert Gorham
Bob Gorsky
De Courcey Graham
Grand Crue Farm
Grassroots Training & Sales
Bob Grayson
Lorna Gray
Jeffery L. Greenhill
Greenmount Farm
William Greenstein
Seth Gregory
Grether Farms
Mark B. Grier
Group 1 Racing
Group 2 Racing
Grousemont Farm
Helen K. Groves
Mary K. Grum
Grupo 7C
Grupo C19
Gun Powder Farms
Walter S. Gustavsen
Bruce Guttman
HWL Partnership
Hall Family Trust
Richard Hall
Allen Hallett
Hamburg Place
Sandra L. Hanson
Haras Santa Maria de Araras SA
Hardacre Farm
Stephen L. Harner
Glenn Harrington
Harry L. Landry Bloodstock
Dr. John C. Harroff
Edward Hart
Richard Harter
Hartwell Farm
Eoin Harty
Hastings Racing Club
Dawn Haught-Martin
Philip & Donna Healey
Blake Heap
Heaven Trees
Hedgewood Farm
Calvin Heggie
Roger Heitzmann
Marty Hellwig
Richard & Theresa Helms
S. F. Henderson
Cecilia Henric-Devore
Herbener Farm
Hermitage Farm
Herrick Racing, LLC
Jack Hester
Arthur G. Hetherington
Trevor R. Hewick
Richard Heysek
Fred & Elizabeth Hickey
Hickory Tree Farm
John P. Hicks
Hidden Brook
Highclere
Jim & Susan Hill
John F. Hill
Hill 'n' Dale Sales
Hillwood Stable
Steven Hinds
Nick J. Hines
Hinkle Farms
Cynthia J. Hipple
Robert E. Hoeweler
Harry Hoglander
Paul W. Honeycutt
Hoppel's Horse & Cattle
Patrick Hoppel
H. Ray Horn
Richard Horn
Michael Horning
Horseshoe Valley Equine
Bernard T. Houghton
Tommy Humphries
Hunter Hill Farms
Hunter Valley Farm
Hurstland Farm
Imagine Thoroughbreds
Indian Creek Farm
International Thoroughbred Bloodstock Asscn.
Joseph Ioia
Ital-Cal Horse Management
Abed Itani
John C. Ivory
Ivy League Farm
J & S Stables
JAH Racing
JAMM, Ltd.
JDT Farm
JMJ Racing Stables
JRS Racing
J. R. Ward Stables
Jackpot Ranch
Jackson Purchase Farm
Gregory Jackson
Steve & Debbie Jackson
Lynn Jacobs
Gary James
Luther Gregory James
Stuart S. Janney III
Eva Jansson
JayArDee Stables
Jay Em Ess Stable
Jefferson Ltd.
Rodney Jenkins
Catherine Jennings
Jobe Racing
Joey Gee Thoroughbreds
L. William Johnson
Aaron & Marie Jones LLC
Brent Jones
Lynn Jones
Walter M. Jones
Jordan Thoroughbreds
Jumping Jack Racing
KDE Equine
KMN Racing
Jeremiah F. Kane
Sheila Karan
William Kartozian
Harry Kassap
Richard S. Kaster
KatieRich Farms
Kearney Park
Keene Ridge Farm
Jon S. Kelly
Ellen B. Kill Kelley
Elise W. Kendall
John C. Kimmel
Paul M. King
Kingdom Bloodstock
Kingview Farms
Kinsman Farm
James C. Kirk
Kirkwood Stables
Adam Kitchingman
Klaravich Stable
Milan Kosanovich
Daniel Kramer
Robert Krangel
Eliott Krems
Eric J. Kruljac
LC Racing
LRE Racing
LRK Stable
L X Stable
La Bahia Stud
Leonard Labuda
Lane's End Farm
Lane's End Racing
Lanni Bloodstock
Late Night Stables
Dan Lawler
Lazy Lane Farms
Leaf Stable
Le Beau Cheval Farm
Ledgelands
Scott Leeds
Legacy Bloodstock
Legacy Ranch
Alejandro Leon
Let It Ride Equine Holdings
Let's Go Stable
Lee Levinson
Beverly Lewis
Lee Lewis
Liebau Farms
Lightner Color LLC
Tommy Ligon
Jill Lindell
Louis Linder, Jr.
Little River Farm
Livin' The Dream Racing 2015
Lochlow Farm
Lochness
Renee Logan
Lojicar Investment
Long Lake Stables
Long Shadow Acres
Longford Farm
Juan Carlos Lopez
Lotts Creek Farms
Kenneth Love
Gary Lucas
Robert & Myrna Luttrell
M & D Stable
MMG Stable
Philip Maas
MacFadden Publishing
Preston Madden
Mark & Rachel Maddox
Stewart M. Madison
Carl S. Maggio
Magic City Thoroughbreds
Patrick J. Magill
Magnolia Racing Stables
Scott Mallory
Robert T. Manfuso
Man O War Farm
Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm
Alfred Marquez
Dawn Martin
Perry & Denise Martin
Martin Brothers Racing Stables
Everardo Martinez
Robert Masiello
Mason Springs
Cleber Massey
Moroni Massimo
Mast Thoroughbreds
Mathis Stables
John R. Matlusky
Paul Matties, Jr.
Summer Mayberry
Ron McAnally
Robert McCann
Kip McCreery
Mike McDonald
John D. McKee
Leland C. McKinley
Marc McLean
McMahon of Saratoga
Kenneth McPeek
Michael McPoland
Meadow Lane Stables
Meadow Springs
Marco Medina
George A. Mellon
Antone Metaxas
Metro Thoroughbreds
Harry & Tom Meyerhoff
Lee & Adrienne Midkiff
Midwest Thoroughbreds
Mike Anderson Racing
Miklin Stable
James Miller
Judy Miller
Leverett S. Miller
Mill Ridge Sales
Milltown Stud
Chris Mitchell
Ed Moger, Jr.
Julie Jones Mogge
Molly Buck Partners
Montesacro Farm
Montese
Ron Moquett
Moreau Bloodstock
Morera Breeding & Racing
John P. Morgan
Dr. Terry L. Morgan
Morris Bloodstock Services
Stuart Morris
H. Graham Motion
Jason Morton
Farrokh Moshar
William I. Mott
Joe Mulholland
Mulholland Farm
Mulholland Springs
Nereida Munoz
Mystic Acres
N W Management
NAC Bloodstock and Trading
NATO
Jerry Namy
Jonathan Nance
Thomas Nash
Matthew J. Nestor
Paul Newhart
Ralph Nicks
Nicoma Bloodstock
Nolan Creek Farm
Nordic Thoroughbreds
Nick Nosowenko
Nursery Place
Oak Bluff Stable
Oak Haven Farm
Oak Lodge USA
Oakbrook Farm
Oakcrest Stable
Douglas L. Oberg
Vernon Obermeier
Old Chapel Farm
Old Shadowlawn Farm
Old South Farm
Jeff Olson
Omega Farm
Dennis O'Neill
O'Quinn Stables
Jacobo Ordonez
Ed Orr
Edward Ortiz
Our Blue Streak Stable
Debby M. Oxley
John C. Oxley
P J Arnold Bloodstock
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick L. Pabst
Joe Pagan
Jeffrey & Pamela Pankow
Paramount Sales
Bill Parcells
Charles Parker
Jason Partain
Patricia's Hope
Darrin Paul
Peachtree Farm
Jody A. Peetz
Pepper Farm
Richard Perkins
Steve & Barbara Perlick
Perrone Sales
Richard Picken
Scott & Lanae Pierce
Pine Ridge Stables
Pin Oak Stud
Allan Pitchko
Milt A. Policzer
Polivka Equine Holdings
Popatop
Vicente Portaro
Bill & Vicki Poston
Leonard Powell
Ramon Preciado
Preferred Equine Marketing
Preston Stables
Prestonwood Farm
Michael Pressley
Public Racing Stables
Qaintana Farm
R. A. Hill Stable
R. C. Cline Thoroughbreds
RDZ Farm
R M C Stables
Jake Radosevich
Rainbow Fields Farm
Ramsey Farm
Gayla Rankin
Dr. Jerry T. Raskey
Kirsten Rausing
Jeanette L. Reck
Reddam Racing
Red Devil Bloodstock
Red Wings Enterprises
William Reightler
Renpher Stables
Retog, Inc.
Bryan Rice
Ricehorse Stables
Dr. J. David Richardson
Richwood South
Donald Ridge III
Marie Montgomery Riggs
Rigney Racing
Rimer Reason Farm
Rio Dois Irmoas
Andrew C. Ritter
River Edge Ranch
Road Trip Racing
Edward S. Robbins III
Gregory Roberts
Merrill Roberts
Tommy Roberts
Richard L. Robertson
Don M. Robinson
J. Kirk & Judy Robison
Roblar Vista Ranch
Rockin Z Ranch
Romans Racing & Sales
Roseglade Farm
Rosegrove Farm
Rose Hill Farm
Round Hill Stud
Royal Oak Farm
Runner's Dream Farm
Runnymede Farm
Temple Rushton
Kristina & Jerome Russell
Tim Russell
SEJ Stables
SGV Thoroughbreds
SJ Bloodstock
SJ Racing
SJB Stable
SLO Racing Stable
Joseph Saffie
Victor Jiminez Sainz
Ron Salerno
Juan Sanchez
Sano Racing Stables
Jaciel Santos
Saratoga Glen Farm
Clarence Scharbauer III
Michael B. Scheffone
Matthew Schera
Merrill R. Scherer
Len Schermer
Chad Schumer
Sea Jay Farm
Sebold Racing
Seidman Stables
Seitz/Kelly/Folkerth
Seitz/Kelly/Swain
J. Seitz
Select Sales
Semaphore Racing
Sequel Thoroughbreds
John C. Servis
Shadwell Estate Company
Shadwell Farm
Shamrock Hill Farm
Sheltowee Farm
Sherry Racing
Joseph V. Shields, Jr.
Luis A. Shirley
Marla Shontere
Shortleaf Stable
Nancy Shuford
George R. Sikora
Silver Fern Farm
Silver Springs Stud
Michael Simpson
Simmons and Associates
Garry W. Simms, Sr.
Sinatra Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding
Skeedattle Associates
Mary Slack
Franklin G. Smith
Smitten Farm
Gary Snoonian
Solis/Litt
Walther Solis
Someday Farm
South Point Sales Agency
Southern Comfort Farm
Southern Cypress Stable
Southwind Stables
Span Investments I
R. Townsend Sparks
William S. Sparks
Speedway Stables
Chancey Spencer
Kenneth L. Spencer
Spring Ridge
Springland Farm
Stagecoach Pass Farm
Star Cross Stable
St. Elias Stables
St. George Sales
Stelly Stables LLC
Kathy Stephens
Ryan Stibers
Norma Lee Stockseth
Beryl N. Stokes, Jr.
Stone Bridge Farm
Stone Ridge Farm
Strouds Lane Farm
Stonegate Stables
Stonereath Stud
Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings
Stoneview Farm
Stud Dona Licha
Melvin Stute
Randel Stutes
Sugar Plum Farm
Sugarland Thoroughbreds
Summerfield Sales
Sunday Morning Farm
Superfine Farms
Jack Swain
Chris Swann
Tom Swearingen
Gerald J. Swift
Swify Farms
Ronald Tagliaferro
T/C Stable
TdM Sales
TKO Bloodstock
Barclay Tagg
Taihei Stud Farm
Michael Talla
Bruce Tallisman
Tally Ho Stud
Pierre Talvard
Taylor Made Farm
Taylor Made Sales Agency
Team Grande Racing
Team Penney Racing
Team Valor International
Gene & Charlene Tenbrink
The Holly and Ivy Stable
Dan And Karin Thompson
Jonathan Thorne
Tim Thornton
Ike & Dawn Thrash
Threave Main Stud
Three Chimneys Farm
Three Crowns Farm
Three Pines Farm
Jerry A. Thurston
Don Tiger
Harold Tillema
Time Will Tell Stables
James H. Tolliver
Topsmeade
Joseph Tosterud
Town & Country Farms
Trackside Farm
Joe Trefiletti
Triad Farm
Lawrence G. Tribble
Tricar Stables
Trinity Racing Stable
Stuart Tsujimoto
Robert L. Tucker
Tullpark Ltd.
Twin Oaks Stable
Twin Willow Farm
Two Hearts Farm
Upson Downs Farm
Up The Creek Bloodstock
V P Horse Racing Stable
VIP Farms
Carlo Vaccarezza
Nancy & Harvey Vanier
Trudy Veintot
Christina Ventura
Versatile Thoroughbreds
Village Originals
Village View Farm
Vinery Sales
Carolyn R. Vogel
Vossfeld Bloodstock
Walking L Thoroughbreds
Brendan Walsh
Bruce Waltermire
War Horse Place
John P. Warren
Warrendale Sales
Wavertree Stables
Konrad Wayson
Weathering Farm
Melissa Webb
Stephen B. Weissman
Wendy Noel Sales
West Point Thoroughbreds
Robert S. West, Jr.
Westerly Horse Farm
Cortwright Wetherill, Jr.
Mike & Cheryl Whieldon
Ross Whipple
Whispering Oaks Farm
Alexandra White
Kathleen Willier
Grant Whitmer
Judd Whitworth
Lion Wiggins
Stephen Wigmore
William H. Wilks
Garland Williamson
Willow Lane Stables
Willow Racing
Willmott Stables
David & Holly Wilson
Wing Foot Stable
Wintergreen Farm
Winter Creek Farm
Winter Quarter Farm
Wintickett Farm
Bill Witman
Wolf Pen Farm
Woodbower Farm
Woodline Farm
Woodstock Farm
Woodstock Racing Stable
Kirk Wycoff
James R. Wyenandt
Emily Wygod
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Wygod
X Press Thoroughbreds
Daniel & Patricia Yates
Yellow Creek Farm
Steven W. Young
W. J. Zeringue
Zilla Racing Stables
Contributions to the NTRA Legislative Action Campaign are not tax-deductible. Contributions as reported through December 31, 2015. Names will be added for 2016 as new information is reported to the NTRA.
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