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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2016 Legislative Supporters

We wish to thank the following owners, breeders, and consignors and their clients who have contributed to the NTRA’s 2016 Legislative Action Campaign.

2016 Legislative Supporters
A & J Racing
ARH Racing Stable
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
Mike Anderson
Georgia Andreadakis
Jack G. Arnold
Denny Andrews
Antietam Springs Farm
Douglas Arnold
Ashland Park Stable
Ashview Farm
B & C Bloodstock
Jim Ballinger
Rozamund Barclay
Vann Belvoir
Bender & Bender
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Bender
Evelyn & Maurice Benoit
Betz Thoroughbreds
Ty Biggs
Bird In Hand Stables
Blackstone Farm
Ronald Blake
Blue Ribbon Farm
Blue Sky Farm
Bluewater Sales
Bona Terra Stud
Bonita Farm
Erica Bowen
Matt Bowling
Larry & Donna Boyd
Keith Brackpool
Louis A. Bradvica
Mark D. Breen
Alvin Bresciani, Jr.
Briar Hill Farm
Brookdale Farm
Chris Brothers
Bumbang Equine Clinic
Burleson Farm
Stan Burnstein
Caduceus Stables
Calabria Farm
Campbell Farms
Francis & Jessica Campitelli
Canvasback Farm
Cara Bloodstock
Chanceland Farm
Charlton Bloodstock Agency
Gerald Chatterton
Check Mark Stables
Chestertown Farm
Sherman Chin
Keith Chudzik
Cicero Farms
Claiborne Farm
Club Risque Stable
Conover Stable
Javier Contreras
Ted Cooper
Cottonwood Stables
Country Life Farm
Crandybrook Farm
Crestwood Farm
Thomas Cross
DLBI, Inc.
Dark Hollow Farm
Frank Demarco
Denali Stud
Cathy T. Denelsbeck
Derby 2011
Dibello Racing Stable
Christian Dickinson
Domenic DiLalla
Bobby Dodd
Dunn Hill Farm
Jerry Durant
ELA Racing Stable
EMFO Racing
Eaton Sales
Donnell Echols
Elm Tree Farm
Emcee Stable
Equus Farm
Carlos Estrada
Farfellow Farms
Ferrous Farm
Bernard Flint
Shane Floyd
Flying Diamond Farm
Anthony J. Fontana
Foxfield Farm Racing
Jerry Frankel
Albert Frassetto
Paulette Franch
David Geofroy
Glade Valley Farms
Glenmalure Farm
Mark Glatt
Dash Goff
Richard L. Golden
John Golightly
Robert M. Gorham
Joseph Grasso
Grassroots Training & Sales
Lorna Gray
Deuce Greathouse
Bruce R. Grossman
Mary K. Grum
HWL Partnership
Mary K. Haire
Tom Halasz
Happy Tenth Stable
Harris Farms
Dr. John C. Harroff
Hartwell Farm
Blake R. Heap
Hebert Bloodstock
S. F. Henderson
Jacob G. Hess
Robert B. Hess, Jr.
Hidden Brook
Jim & Susan Hill
Hillwood Stable
Carolyn Hine
Michael Horning
T. Bernard Houghton
Horseshoe Valley Equine
David R. Hughes
Orrin & Lee Ann Ingram
Joseph Ioia
Daren Ives
JAG Racing
JR Racing
Michael W. Jawl
JayArDee Stables
Corey Johnsen
Erik Johnson
Mike Jones
Russell B. Jones, Jr.
Tonya Jurgens
Richard S. Kaster
Kathleen O'Connor Racing Stable
Carol A. Kaye
Kehner Thoroughbreds
Kenwood Racing
King's Equine
Kinsman Farm
Kirkwood Stables
Klaravich Stable
John Koenig
George Krikorian
LC Racing
Lawrence Stable
Le Beau Cheval Farm
Tom Lemme
Lizza Racing Stables
Lone Star Thoroughbreds
Longvue Farm
Joege Wilberto Lopez
Terry Lovingier
Matthew Lyons
Macahmer Hall
Magic Carpet Racing
Magnolia Racing Stable
Rebecca Maker
Maple Lane Farm
John Marceda
David Marshal
Jan Martin
Everardo Martinez
Mast Thoroughbreds
Don & Pam Mattox
Kathie Maybee
John D. McKee
Joe McMahon
Ray Juarez Mendoza
Midwest Thoroughbreds
Mike Anderson Racing
Miklin Stables
Randy Miles
Mill Ridge Sales
Linda B. Miller
Ron Moquett
Fred Morgheim
Mullholland Farm
Joe Mulholland
Mulholland Springs
Mystic Acres
N W Management
Thomas Nash
Michael Neatherlin
Paul Newhart
Newtown Anner Stud
Ralph Nicks
Nomad Farm
Nick Nosowenko
Off The Hook
Dennis O'Neill
Edward Ortiz
Oxmoor Sales
PS Farms
Paddock Proud
Paradise Farm
Paramount Sales
Bill Parcells
Charles Parker
Pegasus Stud
Ben Perkins
Picturesque Farm
Al Pike
Edward Plesa, Jr.
Q Bar J Thoroughbreds
Quarter B Farm
RDZ Farm
RJG Stable
Jake & Shelly Radosevich
Red Brick Farm
Cynthia Reese
William S. Reightler
Renpher Stable
Andrew Reynolds
RiceHorse Stables
Dr. J. David Richardson
Ridgecrest Farm
John Rigattieri
Charles E. Robbins
Rockbridge Bloodstock
Rose Creek Farm
Rosemont Farm
Andrew Rosen
Temple Rushton
Jerome & Kristina Russell
SJ Bloodstock
SJ Racing
Samotowka Stables
San Pedro Estate
Jaciel Santos
Scarteen Stud
Matthew Schera
Jennifer & Byron Schunk
Leon Scott
Cecil O. Seaman
Second Chance Stables
Seidman Stables
James A. Shannon, Jr.
Shawhan Place
Sheffield Stable
Siegel Sez Stables
Marshall W. Silverman
Robert Simonick
Burton K. Sipp
Slash Ranch
Slow & Steady Stables
Smart Angle
Iris Smith
South Point Sales Agency
Gary P. Snoonian
William G. Snowden
William S. Sparks
Speedway Stables
Spring Ridge Farm
Springland Farm
Ed Stanco
Larry Steinberg
Stelly Stables
Sterling Racing
Beryl Stokes, Jr.
Stonereath Farm
Stonerside Farm
Sugarland Thoroughbreds
Sweet Briar Sales
Sycamore Hall Farm
Taihei Stud Farm
Taylor Made Farm
Taylor Made Sales Agency
Team Orange stables
Team Valor International
Stella F. Thayer
The Four Horsemen
The Holly and Ivy Stable
The Kindergarten
The Poly Group
Thoroughbred Acquisition Group
Top Hat Thoroughbreds
Top Line Sales
William Topping
Trinity Racing Stable
Triumphant Trio
Stuart Tsujimoto
Carlo Vaccarezza
Donald Valpredo
Richard Vega
Victory Rose Thoroughbreds
Vinery Sales
Philippe Vinh
Carolyn Vogel
War Horse Place
John K. Warren
George Weaver
West Point Thoroughbreds
Keith Westrup
White Cloud Bloodstock
Christy Whitman
Seth & Rob Wikley
Willow Tree Farm
Tanner R. Wingo
Wintickett Farm
Bill Witman
David Wright
Xavier International Bloodstock
Steven W. Young
Michael I. Yovankin
Brenda Zietz
Contributions to the NTRA Legislative Action Campaign are not tax-deductible. Contributions as reported through June 30, 2016. Names will be added as new information is reported to the NTRA.
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