Legislative News 2016-12-14T16:09:13+00:00

Federal Legislative Advocacy News

Mar30th, 2017

NTRA Statement: Introduction of Tax Bills

Earlier today, Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) introduced three important bills aimed at simplifying the tax code and encouraging investment in Thoroughbred racehorses. The NTRA [...]

Mar14th, 2017

NTRA Issues 2016 Horse PAC Annual Report

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today released the 2016 Annual Report for its bipartisan federal Political Action Committee, Horse PAC®.  Horse PAC® disbursed $290,500 to federal political candidates and [...]

Nov29th, 2016

Avioli Named to Horse PAC Board

Greg Avioli, CEO of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, has been named to the Board of Directors of Horse PAC®, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s [...]

Aug17th, 2016

Justin Nicholson Named to Horse PAC Board

Justin Nicholson, CEO of Ninety North Racing, has been named to the Board of Directors of Horse PAC®, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s federal political [...]

Aug12th, 2016

NTRA. Lobbyist Outline Federal Initiatives

August 12, 2016 Tom LaMarra, Blood-Horse The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and its Washington, D.C., lobbying firm are playing the waiting game regarding tax changes [...]

Aug9th, 2016

Pros and Cons of Federal Bill Discussed

August 9, 2016 Tom LaMarra, Blood-Horse The pros and cons of federal legislation that would grant the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of equine medication [...]

Aug9th, 2016

NTRA Releases 2015-2016 Annual Report

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today released its Annual Report for 2015-2016. A PDF of the full 2015-2016 Annual Report is available online at [...]

Jul29th, 2016

Reinstatement of PA Awards Payment Tabled

July 29, 2016 Tom LaMarra, Blood-Horse Restoration of payments for Pennsylvania breeder and stallion awards that have been suspended since late March because of incorrect [...]

Jun30th, 2016

Breeding Fund Changes Approved by PA House

June 30, 2016 Tom LaMarra, Blood-Horse The Pennsylvania House of Representatives June 30 approved substantive changes to the Thoroughbred breeding fund, some payments from which [...]

Jun14th, 2016

MI Legislation Offers Some Hope for Racing

June 14, 2016 Tom LaMarra, Blood-Horse Michigan lawmakers have passed legislation designed to improve the condition of the struggling pari-mutuel horseracing industry. The legislation, which [...]

May25th, 2016

NYRA Privatization Bill Filed

May 25, 2016 Tom Precious, Blood-Horse Legislation has been formally introduced in the New York Senate to return the New York Racing Association to private [...]

May9th, 2016

Lawmakers to Speak at AHC Convention

May 9, 2016 Blood-Horse Staff Legislators who chair the United States Senate and House of Representatives Agricultural Committees are expected to speak at the American [...]

Mar15th, 2016

Federal Medication Bill Adds New Sponsors

March 1, 2016 Tom LaMarra, Blood-Horse Federal legislation that would grant the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of equine medication policy, testing, and enforcement has [...]

Mar2nd, 2016

NTRA Issues 2015 Horse PAC Annual Report

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Wednesday, March 2, 2016) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today released the 2015 Annual Report for its bipartisan federal Political Action Committee, Horse PACSM.  Horse PACSM [...]

Feb29th, 2016

WV Racing Groups to Rally at Capitol

February, 29, 2016 Tom LaMarra, Blood-Horse Racing interests and their legislative representatives plan a rally March 1 at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston to [...]

Feb27th, 2016

Illinois THA Reaches Out to Arlington

February 27, 2016 Tom LaMarra, Blood-Horse The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said it believes it can find common ground with Arlington International Racecourse as it [...]

Feb25th, 2016

Texas Racing Commission Funding Restored

February 25, 2016 Eric Mitchell, Blood-Horse The Texas Racing Commission's decision to repeal rules it adopted previously to implement historical racing was rewarded Feb. 25 [...]

Feb25th, 2016

Racetrack Gaming Issues Heat Up in WV

February 25, 2016 Tom LaMarra, Blood-Horse The West Virginia Senate Feb. 25 had first reading on legislation that would defund and decouple greyhound racing from [...]

Feb23rd, 2016

Chamblin Joins Horse Pac Board

Contact: Joan Lawrence: 646 335-6833 CHAMBLIN JOINS HORSE PACSM BOARD  LEXINGTON, Ky. (Tuesday, February 23, 2016) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Horse [...]

Feb12th, 2016

WV Bill Would Decouple Racing and Gaming

February 12, 2016 Tom LaMarra, Blood-Horse Legislation that would remove the requirement that racetracks with gaming also offer live racing has been introduced in the [...]

Dec15th, 2015

Historical Racing Rules Survive in Texas

December 15, 2015 Eric Mitchell, Blood-Horse Rules created to establish historical racing in Texas remain intact after the state's racing commission took its second vote [...]

Oct14th, 2015

Six US House Members Support Drug Bill

By Blood-Horse Staff Six members of Congress have announced their support for the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015, according to the Coalition for Horse [...]

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