Federal Legislative Advocacy News

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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