NEW YORK CITY (Tuesday, August 5, 2014) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) will host a legislative briefing open to industry stakeholders and other interested parties Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Man o’ War restaurant at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Hosted by NTRA President and CEO Alex Waldrop and NTRA lobbyist Greg Means of the Alpine Group, the one-hour event will cover the latest news from Washington, D.C., on federal legislation that could impact horse racing.

Topics will include prospects and perils for expired investment incentives and other tax measures that affect the industry, especially horse owners, breeders and horseplayers. Means also will offer an insider’s view of the upcoming elections. A question-and-answer session will follow.

The event is free but space is limited and reservations are encouraged. Please RSVP to Barbara Fossum at or (610) 322-7125. Media interesting in covering the briefing should contact Jim Mulvihill of NTRA Communications.

A subsequent legislative briefing is set for Sept. 12 on the dark day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Ky., at 10 a.m. at Keene Place on the Keeneland grounds. A similar briefing also is scheduled for Aug. 21 at Del Mar immediately following the races.

About the NTRA

The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of more than 100 horse racing interests and thousands of individual stakeholders consisting of horseplayers, racetrack operators, owners, breeders, trainers and affiliated horse racing associations, charged with increasing the popularity of Thoroughbred racing and improving its economic conditions through consensus-based leadership, legislative advocacy, safety and integrity initiatives, fan engagement and corporate partner development. The NTRA owns and manages the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance,, the Eclipse Awards, the National Handicapping Championship, NTRA Advantage, a corporate partner sales and sponsorship program, and HORSE PAC, a federal political action committee. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City. NTRA press releases appear on, Twitter (@ntra) and Facebook (