Legislative 2017-08-30T10:37:20+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
NTRA Full Response to Treasury 4/16/15
Public Hearing Remarks
NTRA News Releases
Treasury-IRS Proposed Regulations
Letters of Support

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 LAC Contributors
A & J Racing
A J Suited
ARH Racing Stable
Allen Abbott
Craig Sam Aguiar
Gaylord Ailshie
Akindale Farm
Alan Booge Racing, Inc.
Neal Allread
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
Alto Racing
Anderson Farms
Brad Anderson
James M. Anderson
Mike Anderson
Georgia Andreadakis
Anzac, LLC
Jack G. Arnold
Denny Andrews
Antietam Springs Farm
Douglas Arnold
Dr. Taylor Asbury
Ascot Thoroughbreds
Ashbrook Farm
Ashland Park Stable
Ashview Farm
Ashwell Stables
Carl Asmus
Robert Atkinson
Audley Farm Equine LLC
Javier Avitia
B & C Bloodstock
BJD Thoroughbreds
BSW Bloodstock
Bach Stables
John Baffa
Bob & Jill Baffert
Victor Bahna
Charlton Baker
Stephen Baker
Jim Ballinger
Rozamund Barclay
James Barnawell
Michael Barro
Todd Beattie
Lisa Beige
Nancy Bell
Vann Belvoir
Bender & Bender
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Bender
Glenn Bennett
Evelyn & Maurice Benoit
Barry Berkelhammer
Dr. Barrett L. Bernard
Frank Bertolino
Best A Luck Farm, LLC
Betz Thoroughbreds
Ty Biggs
Bird In Hand Stables
Gary & Betty Biszantz
Blackburn Farm
Black Hawk Stable
Black Swan Stable
Blackstone Farm
Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, LLC
Ronald Blake
Bloodstock Investments IV
Margaret Bloss
Blue Ribbon Farm
Blue Sky Farm
Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services
Bluewater Sales
Bo Hirsch, LLC
Bona Terra Stud
Bona Venture Stables
James & Tina Bond
Kim Bongyoum
Bonita Farm
Bonne Chance Farm, LLC
Erica Bowen
Matt Bowling
Thomas C. Boyan, Jr.
Larry & Donna Boyd
Keith Brackpool
Buff Bradley
Stephanie Bradley
Randy Bradshaw
Louis Bradvica
Anthony F. Braidic
Branch Equine, LLC
Allen & Susan Branch
BranJam Stable
Paul Braverman
Mark Breen
Danzel Brendemuehl
Alvin Bresciani, Jr.
Briar Hill Farm
Bo Bromagen
Brook T. Smith Investments
Brookdale Farm
Brookdale Sales
Chris Brothers
Chad Brown
Elise Benedict Browne
Hal Browning
Matt Bryan
Magalen Bryant
Buck Pond Farm
Buckland Sales
Eric Buckley
Bumbang Equine Clinic
Burleson Farm
Burning Daylight Farms
Stan Burnstein
Bus Stock
Ulf Bystrom
C Punch Ranch
CFE Stable
Caduceus Stables
Calabria Farm
Bret Calhoun
Calabria Farms, LLC
Bret Calhoun
Campbell Farms
Alex G. Campbell, Jr.
Canvasback Farm
Cara Bloodstock
Miguel Carranza
Webb Carroll
John Casey
Mark Casse
George Castanares
Norm Castiglione
Catalyst Bloodstock, LLC
Cave Brook Farm
Centennial Farms
Scott Centers
Chamerolles Farm
Chance Farm
Chanceland Farm
Dr. John Chandler
Pramote Changsila
Patricia Chapman
Ellen M. Charles
Charlton Bloodstock Agency
Brandon & Marianne Chase
Gerald Chatterton
Bernard Chatters
Check Mark Stables
Gary and Jane Chervenell
Chestertown Farm
Derek Chin
Sherman Chin
China Horse Club International
Keith Chudzik
Joe Ciaglia
Cicero Farms
Claiborne Farm
Dennis & Cynthia Claramunt
Clarkland Farm
Clearsky Farms
Clifton Farm
Club Risque Stable
Coco Equine, Inc
Coffee Pot Stables
Jeffrey Cohn
Vincent & Marie Colbert
Columbiana Farm, LLC
Conover Stable
Conquest Stables
Barry & Carol Conrad
Javier Contreras
Ted Cooper
Copper Penny Stables
Cottonwood Stables
Country Life Farm
Joe Cowles
Dr. Ruel Cowles
Crandybrook Farm
Crane Thoroughbred Services
Crestwood Farm
Cromwell Bloodstock Agency
Thomas Cross
Cross Keys Sales, LLC
Crowning Point Farm
Dee Curry
Cutting Edge Equine
DJ Stable
DLBI, Inc.
Wayne A. Dacosta
Daehling Ranch, LLC
Richard Danscok
Darby Dan Farm
Dark Hollow Farm
Julie Davies
Bob C. & Ronda Davis
Pamela Deegan
Robert Delaney, Jr.
Raul Delvalle
Frank Demarco
Nick de Meric
de Meric Stables
Denali Stud
Cathy Denelsbeck
Michael DePaulo
Derby 2011
Desert Sun Stables
Keith Desormeaux
Aiden Devaney
Diamond A Racing Corp.
Dibello Racing Stable
Christian Dickinson
Raimonda Schiano Di Cola
Lou Dunn Diekemper
Domenic Di Lalla
Richard Dimitri
Joseph Dirico
Michael Di Tomasso
Dixie Farm
Bobby Dodd
David Doering
David Donk
Ken Donworth
Anthony Doria
Double K Farm
Marshall Dowell
David C Downard
James & Ywachetta Driver
Jean Etienne Dubois
Chris Duggan
John Duic
Dundalk 5 LLC
Charles Steven Duncker
Dunn Hill Farm
Bobby Dupre
Jerry Durant
Travis Durr
ELA Racing Stable
EMFO Racing
Eaton & Thorne
Eaton Sales
Echo Valley Horse Farm, Inc.
Donnell Echols
Dr. Jeffrey Edelson
Monica Egger
El Capi Racing
Michelle Elliott
Elm Tree Farm
Embellished Investments, LLC
Emcee Stable
Endeavor Farm
Jeremiah Englehart
Darren English
Epona Racing Stable
Equus Farm
Arcadio Escamilla
Mike Estes
Carlos Estrada
Eutrophia Farm
Chris Ewing
Jeff Fager
Farfellow Farms
Karen Farrar
Nasser Fasihuddin
Dave Faulkner
Ferrous Farm
Eric Fein
James Fender, Jr.
Kathleen Feron
Jerome Fertel
William Fishback
Bernie Flint
Shane Floyd
Flying Diamond Farm
Gary Folgner
Anthony Fontana
Caroline Forgason
Fortuna Ranch Racing
Dennis Foster
Ann Fostock
Four Legacy
Four Star Sales
Four Tags Sales
Foxfield Farm Racing
Frank Fletcher Racing Operation, LLC
Jerry Frankel
Frankfurt Stables
Albert Frassetto
Paulette French
Cameron Frock
Ernest Frohboese
Cary Frommer
Donna Freyer
Funky Munky Stable
Alistar Fyfe
Gar Oil Corp.
Victor L. Garcia
Gatto Racing, LLC
Scott Gelner
Genesis Racing, LLC
SL Geo
David Geofroy
Sean Gerson
Don Gibb
Glade Valley Farms
Jim Gladwell
Edward Glasscock
Mark Glatt
Glenmalure Farm
Glen Oak Farm
Global Thoroughbreds
Dash Goff
Richard Golden
John Golightly
Nick Gonzalez
Robert Gorham
Robert Graham
Anthony Granitz
Joseph Grasso
Grassroots Training & Sales
Lorna Gray
Bob Grayson
Deuce Greathouse
Greenfield Farm
Greenhill Farm
Jeff Greenhill
Mark Grier
Mary Lou Griffin
Dana Grimaldi
Matthew Groff
Gabe Grossberg
Bruce R. Grossman
Mary Grum
Gryphon Investments
Anthony Guida
Walter Gustavsen
Hubert Guy
HWL Partnership
Dale Hagedorn
Mary Haire
Tom Halasz
George & Lori Hall
Terry Hamilton
Todd & Shawn Hansen
Happy Tenth Stable
Haras Don Arcangel S.A.
Hardacre Farm LLC
Harris Farms
Ressa Harris
Dr. John Harroff
Harry Landry Bloodstock
Edward Hart
Hartwell Farm
Eoin Harty
Bryan Hawk
Andrew Hawthorne
Leland Hayes
Blake Heap
Heaven Trees
Hebert Bloodstock
Lee Kyoung Hee
David Heerensperge
Roger Heitzmann
S. F. Henderson
Dan Hendricks
James Herbener, Jr.
Scott Herbertson
Hermitage Farm
Jacob G. Hess
Robert Hess, Jr.
William Hettinger
Trevor Hewick
Hidden Brook
Hidden Point Farm
Jim & Susan Hill
Hillwood Stable
Carolyn Hine
Hinkle Farms
Hobby Horse Stables
Jack Hodge, Jr.
Max Hodge
Richard Hoffberger
Tony Holmes
Beate Holshouser
Paul Honeycutt
Michael Horning
Horseshoe Valley Equine
Elizabeth Cole Houck
T. Bernard Houghton
Gary Howard
Andrew Hudson
Catherine Hudson
David Hughes
Hunter Valley Farm
Hurricane Boys, LLC
Hurstland Farm
Imagine …
Indian Creek Farm
David Ingordo
Orrin & Lee Ann Ingram
Joseph Ioia
Irish Century Farm
Ital-Cal Horse Management, Inc.
Daren Ives
JAG Racing
JAH Racing
JB Stable, Inc.
JEH Racing
JR Racing
Jackpot Ranch
Eddie Jacobs
Stuart Janney, III
James Jankiewicz
Michael Jawl
Jay Ar Dee Stables
Jay Em Ess Stable
Jon Jazdzewski
Rodney Jenkins
EW Jiles
Corey Johnsen
Erik Johnson
Aaron and Marie Jones
Mike Jones
Russell B. Jones, Jr.
Jumpsucker Stable
Tonya Jurgens
Kaizen Sales
Richard Kaster
Kathleen O'Connor Racing Stable
KatieRich Farms
Carol A. Kaye
Keene Ridge Racing
Kehner Thoroughbreds
Kelly Thoroughbred, LLC
Eddie Kenneally
Kenwood Racing
George Kerr
Kevin Brackpool Racing
Ellen Kill Kelley
Gus King
King's Equine
Kingdom Bloodstock, Inc.
Kingswood Farm
Kinsman Farm
Kirkwood Stables
Klaravich Stable/LRK
Seth Klarman
Knollwood Stables
John Koenig
Milan Kosanovich
George Krikorian
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Kuster
LC Racing
LNJ Foxwoods
LRK Stables
La Bahia Stud, Inc.
Leonard Labuda
Lake Star Stable
Lane's End Farm
Lantern Hill Farm
Dean Lavy
Lawrence Stable
William Lawrence
Lazy Lane Farm
Gary & Laurel Least
Le Beau Cheval Farm
Left Turn Racing, LLC
Legacy Bloodstock
Tom Lemme
Ben Lengacher
Let's Go Stables
Bruce Levine
Lee Lewis
Tommie M. Lewis
Alex & JoAnn Lieblong
Kern Lillingtston
Little Man Farm
John & Laurie Little
Lizza Racing Stables
Harold Loewenstine, Jr.
Andreas Loizu
Lone Star Thoroughbreds
Longford Farm
Longvue Farm
Joege Wilberto Lopez
Terry Lovingier
Robert & Lawana Low
Luskin Park Stud
Matthew Lyons
Machmer Hall
Michael Macey
Preston Madden
Bartolome Mafla
Carl Maggio
Magic Carpet Racing
Magnolia Racing Stable
Kama Maharaj
Rebecca Maker
Maker Sales
Robert Manfuso
Man o' War Farm
Diane Manning
Maple Lane Farm
John Marceda
David Marshall
Mrs. J W Y Martin, Jr.
Jan Martin
Perry & Denise Martin
Damian Martinez
Everardo Martinez
Robert Masiello
Cleber Massey
Mast Thoroughbreds
Mathis Stables, LLC
Don & Pam Mattox
Maverick Performance LTD
Kathie Maybee
April Mayberry
Ron McAnally
James McCall
Ron McCauley
Kip McCreery
J.S. McDonald
Peggy McFadden
McKathan Brothers
Bob & Mary Ellen McKee
John D. McKee
Pope McLean
Kenneth McMahan
McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC
Joe McMahon
Nelson & Elsie McMakin
Robert & Colleen McMichael
Russell Meerdink
Tim & Arika Meeuse
Robert Meier
Wesley Melcher
Ray Juarez Mendoza
Richard J. Meyer
Midwest Thoroughbreds
Mike Anderson Racing
Miklin Stables
Brian Miles
Randy Miles
Mill Ridge Sales
James M. Miller
Linda Miller
Maurleen Miller
Mina Equivest
Minot Thoroughbreds
Montesacro Farm
Ron Moquett
Moreno & Corn
Denise Morganthaler
Fred Morgheim
Monmouth Stud
Mullholland Farm
Joe Mulholland
Mulholland Springs
Jerome Myers
Mystic Acres Farm
N W Management
Jeffrey L. Nash
Thomas Nash
Michael Neatherlin
Paul Newhart
Newtown Anner Stud
Justin Nicholson
Nicoma Bloostock
Ralph Nicks
Bjorn Nielsen
No Limit Stable, LLC
Nomad Farm
Normandy Farm
Northshore Racing, Inc.
Northview Stallion Station
Nick Nosowenko
Oakwood Stables, LLC
L. Douglas Oberg
Vernon Obermeier
Ocala Stud
Off The Hook
Offut-Cole Farm
Old Chapel Farm
Old Gables
Robert Oliva
Dennis O'Neill
Edward Ortiz
John C. Oxley
Oxmoor Sales
P.H. Lobo, Inc.
PJ Arnold Bloodstock, LLC
PS Farms
Paddock Proud
Paradise Farm
Paramount Sales
Bill Parcells
Charles Parker
Danny Pate
Daniel Patrick
Clay Patterson
Austin & Brenda Paul
Darrin Paul
Peachtree Farm
Chuck Peery
Thomas Peffer
Pegasus Stud
Richard Pell
Oscar Pena
Karl Pergola
Ben Perkins
Richard Perkins
Steve & Barbara Perlick
Sheldon Pettle
Phillips Racing Partnership
Phipps Stable
Joe Pickerell
Pick View, LLC
Picturesque Farm
Al Pike
Pin Oak Stud, LLC
Pinetree T-Breds, LLC
Dan Pish
Edward Plesa, Jr.
Sam Poggi
Rosilyn Polan
Popatop, LLC
Ron Potts
Leonard Powell
John Prather, Jr.
Premier Stables
Mike J Puhich
Q Bar J Thoroughbreds
Quarter B Farm
Quinella Farm
R.C. Cline Thoroughbreds
RDZ Farm
RF HF Bloodstock
RJG Stable
R Marie Farms
Jake & Shelly Radosevich
Joe Ragsdale
William Rainbow, Jr.
Jeffrey & Elisabeth Raine
Bill Rasco
Michael Reavis
Red Bank Farm
Red Brick Farm
Charles Reed
Cynthia Reese
Dean & Patti Reeves
William S. Reightler
Renpher Stable
Andrew Reynolds
Rhapsody Farms
Brian Rice
RiceHorse Stables
Dr. J. David Richardson
Ridgecrest Farm
John Rigattieri
Rigney Racing
Julie Rini
Rising Sun Stables
River Hill Breeders Partners
Charles Robbins
Edward Robbins III
J. Kirk & Judy Robison
Rockbridge Bloodstock
Rockingham Ranch
Romans Racing & Sales
Jerry Romans
Rose Creek Farm
Rose Hill Farm
Rosemont Farm
Andrew Rosen
R. Scott Ross
Roy Investments
Royal Bloodstock
George Ruggiero, Jr.
Ruis Racing
Jeff & Susan Runco
Temple Rushton
Jerome & Kristina Russell
SJ Bloodstock
SJ Racing
SJB Stable
Victor Jimenez Sainz
Julie Salters
Samotowka Stables
An Kyu Sang
San Pedro Estate
Jaciel Santos
Ron & Betsy Sapp
Saratoga Glen Farm
Madiaha Sarwar
Scanlon Training & Sales
Scarteen Stud
Kevin Scatuorchio
Matthew Schera
Phil Schoenthal
Mike Schott
Jennifer & Byron Schunk
Leon Scott
Sea Horse Breeders, LLC
Cecil Seaman
Sebold Racing, LLC
Second Chance Stables
Seidman Stables
Janet Sexton
Shadwell Farm
Bradley Shannon
James Shannon, Jr.
Shawhan Place
Sheffield Stable
Alan Sherman
Ernest Sherman
Jospeh Shields, Jr.
Luis Shirley
Nancy Shuford
Siegel Sez Stables
Samantha Siegel
Sierra Farm
Jules Sigler
Marshall Silverman
Robert Simonick
Phil Sims
Stephen Sinatra
Burton Sipp
Skeedattle Associates
Gary Skinner
Skyscraper Racing, LLC
Slash Ranch
Slow & Steady Stables
Smart Angle
Iris Smith
Yvette Smith
Smitten Farm
Gary Snoonian
William Snowden
Solera Farm
Southpace Properties
South Point Sales Agency
William Sparks
Speedway Stables
Kent Spellman
Spendthrift Farm
Robert Spiegel
Michael Spielman
Spring Meadow Farm
Spring Ridge Farm
Springhouse Farm
Springland Farm
Ed Stanco
Larry Steinberg
Stelly Stables
Sterling Racing
Norma Lee Stockseth
Beryl Stokes, Jr.
Stone Bridge Farm
Stone Ridge Farm
Stonegate Stables
Stonereath Farm
Stonereath Stud
Stonerside Farm
Stoneway Farm
Strait Pine Farm
Ralph Stroope
Clinton Stuart
Larry Stumpf
Sugar Plum Farm
Sugarland Thoroughbreds
Summerfield Sales
Summerplace Farm, LLC
M. Scott Summers
Sunnyfield Farm
Sunshine Bloodstock
Super Horse, Inc.
Jack Swain
Sweet Briar Sales
Swilcan Stables
Sycamore Hall Farm
Michael Tabor
Marc Tacher
Ronald Tagliaferro
Taihei Stud Farm
Heather M. Takahashi
Taylor Made Farm
Taylor Made Sales Agency
Rick Taylor
Team Block, Inc.
Team Orange stables
Team Stallion Racing Stable
Team Valor International
Team Work Racing Corp.
Ten Broeck Farm
Nancy L. Terhune
Terp Racing, LLC
Mandy Terry
Stella Thayer
The Four Horsemen
The Holly and Ivy Stable
The Kindergarten
The Poly Group
Sally Thomas
J.W. Thompson
Jonthan Thorne
Thorndale Farm
Tim Thornton
Thoroughbred Acquisition Group
Three Chimneys Farm
Three Diamonds Farm
Three Ladies Racing
Don Tiger
Time Will Tell
Top Hat Thoroughbreds
Top Line Sales
William Topping
Town & Country Horse Farms, LLC
Triad Farm
Tricar Stables, Inc.
Trinity Racing Stable
Triple T Ranch
Tri Star Farm LLC
Triumphant Trio
Stuart Tsujimoto
Tucci Stables
Ernest Turner
Melinda Turner Shiew
Gary Tussey
Twin Willow Farm
Two Hearts Farm
Upson Downs Farm
Carlo Vaccarezza
Ruben Vallejo, M.D.
Mark Valentine
Valpredo Farms
Donald Valpredo
VanMeter-Gentry Sales
Judson Van Worp
Nancy & Harvey Vanier
Richard Vega
Victory Rose Thoroughbreds
Jorge Villagomez
Vinery Sales
Philippe Vinh
Gary Vitro
Carolyn Vogel
Katherine Voss
Britt Wadsworth
Mark H. Walker
Walking L Thoroughbreds
War Horse Place
John K. Warren
Warrendale Sales
Arthur Watson, Jr.
Wavertree Stables
Wayne Detmer Bloodstock
Konrad Wayson
Weathering Farm
George Weaver
Caroline Webster
Bruce Wells
West Point Thoroughbreds
Keith Westrup
Mike & Cheryl Whieldon
Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC
White Cloud Bloodstock
White Fox Farm
White Owl Stables, LLC
Whitham Thoroughbreds
Christy Whitman
Lon Wiggins
Seth & Rob Wilkey
John W Wilkins, Jr.
Wayne Williams
Kathleen Willier
Willow Tree Farm
Willow Wood Stable
David & Holly Wilson
Tanner Wingo
Victor & Susan Winklepleck
Winter Quarter Farm
Wintickett Farm
Bill Witman
Woodline Farm
Woodslane Farm, LLC
David Wright
Daniel Wukich
Kirk Wycoff
Xavier International Bloodstock
Jeffrey Yingling
Steven Young
Ronald & Rosalie Youra
Michael Yovankin
Walter Zent
W J Zeringue
Brenda Zietz
Kevin Zietz
ZRJ Stables
Contributions to the NTRA Legislative Action Campaign are not tax-deductible. Contributions as reported through December 31, 2016. 



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