Legislative 2017-11-07T10:36:30+00:00

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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Background on Effort to Clairfy Pari-Mutuel Withholding and Reporting

NTRA Full Response to Proposed Regulations 1/11/17
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Public Hearing Remarks
NTRA News Releases
Treasury-IRS Proposed Regulations
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2017 Legislative Supporters

We wish to thank the following owners, breeders, and consignors and their clients who have contributed to the NTRA’s 2017 Legislative Action Campaign.

2017 LAC Contributors
David Adel
Naoise Agnew
Hector Alcalde
Neal M. Allread
Bryan Anderson
Helen Andrews
Jena Antonucci
Audley Farm Equine LLC
Mike Azer
Morris Bailey
Michael Ballezzi
James Barnawell
Steve Beard
Glenn Bennett
Philip Birsh
Blackstone Farm LLC
Bluewater Sales LLC
Borden Farm LLC
Cal Britton
Broad Creek Bloodstock LLC
Brook T. Smith Investments LLC
Brookdale Farm
Brookdale Sales
Donald Brown, Jr.
Brownstead Farm
Jerry Brumley
Richard Brunacini
Eric T. Buckley
John Burness
Calabria Farms LLC
Cannon Thoroughbreds LLC
Carl R. Moore Management LLC
Dr. Maurice Casey III
Lynn Cash
Casual Run Farm
Clay Caudill
D.M. Cavey
Thomas Chalin
Chanceland Farm
Ellen Charles
Charm City Racing LLC
Anthony Chaudry
Gifi Chiandussi
Clayton Childs
Sherman Chin
Claiborne Farm
Clover Hill Farm Inc.
Yehuda Cohen
Russell S. Cohen, DVM
Columbiana Farm LLC
Conover Stable LLC
Gary Contessa
Angela Coombs
Copper Penny Stables
Patrick Costello
Country Life Farm
Ruel Cowles DVM
Liz Crow
Robert Cummings
Darby Dan Farm
Albert Davis
Bruno De Julio
Donald K. Dean
Robert Deckert, Jr.
Denali Stud
J. Keith Desormeaux
Mike Schiano Di Cola
Eli Diamant
David Doering
Dogwood Stable Inc.
Christopher Dunn
Lisa Ellison
Michelle Ellliott
Elm Tree Farm LLC
Mary Eppler
EQB Inc.
Diego Estrada
Justin Evans
Jim & Michael Ann Ewing
Gary & Karen Farrar
Deborah Ferguson
Peter Fluor
M. Conor Foley
Susan M. Forrester
Robert Francis
Steven Friedfertig
Cary Frommer
Bill Frothinger
Abraham Gardea
Genesis Racing LLC
Dr. Don Gibb
Randall Gindi
Jim Gladden
Ben Glass
Glenmalure Farm
R.L. Glosson
Robert Gorham
Grassroots Training & Sales LLC
Brian Graves
Lorna Gray
Greenfield Farm
Bruce Grossman
Gary Gullo
Mary Haire
Ronnie Hale
Rebekah Hammond
W. Rowland Hancock
Matthew Haney
Frank Haydon
Sam F. Henderson
Dan Hendricks
Robert Hess, Jr.
Heste Sport Inc.
Arthur Hetherington
Nick Hines
N.G. Houston III
Jody & Michelle Huckabay
Catherine Hudson
Tommy Humphries
Hurstland Farm
HWL Partnership
Indian Creek Farm
Orrin & Lee Ann Ingram
Jackpot Ranch
JayArDee Stables
Jon Jazdzewski
Rodney Jenkins
John Cummins DVM LLC
Russell B. Jones, Jr.
Alex Karkenny
Elise Kendall
Dennis Kendall, Jr.
Richard Kessler
Zach Kilgus
Kindered Stables, Inc.
Alan Kirshner
Lady Olivia at North Cliff LLC
Mark H. Lamberth
Harry Landry
Lane's End
Lazy Lane Farms LLC
Little Man Farm
Logan James Stables LLC
Dale Shane Long
Longitude Farm
Nicholas Lotz
LRK Stable
Katherine Lurie
Matthew Lyons
Phillip Maas
Machmer Hall
Scott Mallory
Richard Malouf
Robert Manfuso
Willaim Marlow, Jr.
Roberto Marquez
Perry & Denise Martin
Damian Martinez
Ingrid Mason
Pat McBride
McEntee Sales
Thomas McGrath
James McIngvale
John D. McKee
Marc McLean
Pope McLean, Jr.
Pope McLean, Sr.
Michael McMahon
McMahon Thoroughbreds LLC
Meadowlark Valley Sales
Anthony Melfi
Michael Mellen
Becky Merkel
Joe Merrick
Miklin Stable LLC
Mill Ridge Sales
Michael J. Miller
Miller Racing LLC
Brian Moore
Sabrina Moore
Fred Morgheim
Mulholland Farm
Noel Murphy
N W Management
Needle In A Haystack LLC
Anita Nesser
Bill Nicholls
Northview Stallion Station
Nick Nosowenko
Jeremiah O'Dwyer
Jeremiah O'Dwyer
Robert Oliva
Dr. Phillip Osborne
Paramount Sales
Ronald Harris Parker
Michael Pino
Sam Poggi
Polo Green Stable
Vincente Portaro
Vincent Puglisi, Jr.
Jake & Shelly Radosevich
Joe Ragsdale
Amanda Rawlings
Charles Reed
William Reightler
Randy Rentz, Jr.
Rhapsody Farm LLC
Brandon & Ali Rice
Andrew Roberts
Murray Rojas
Gino Roncelli
Greg Sacco
David Sardello
Matthew Schera
Roberta Schneider, MD
Thomas Schulte
Byron & Jennifer Schunk
Chris Seale
Maggie O'Bryan Seidman
Shaker Ridge Farm, Inc.
James Shannon, Jr.
Dennis Shea, Jr.
Christopher Shelli
Kevin Sheppard
Samantha Siegel
Marshall Silverman
Richard Simoff
John Sondereker
South Point Sales Agency
Southern Comfort Farm
Southern Springs Stables
Robert Spiegel
Springland Farm
Archie St. George
Beryl (Sonny) Stokes, Jr.
Thomas Swales IV
Tall Oaks Farm
Team Work Racing Corp.
Texas Toyco LLC
Sally Thomas
Thomas J. Gallo III Sales Agency LLC
TLC Thoroughbreds LLC
Thomas Todd
Roddy Valente
Valkyre Stud
Nancy Vanier
Richard Vega
Trudy Veinot
Anita Velazquez
Walter Vieser II
Vincent Viola, Jr.
Vossfeld Bloodstock
Mark H. Wallace
Patrick Waresk
Ronald Webb
West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc.
Craig Wheeler
Andrew Wilhite
Kathleen Willier
Gary Willis
Wintickett Farm LLC
Bill Witman
Daniel Wukich
Arnold Zetcher
Contributions to the NTRA Legislative Action Campaign are not tax-deductible. Contributions as reported through June 30, 2017. 



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