May 4, 2017 LEXINGTON, Ky. (Thursday, May 4, 2017) – Important H-2B visa program provisions remain in the bill that Congress passed today to fund federal government through fiscal year 2017. President Trump is expected to soon sign… Read More

Jockey Mike Smith and Arrogate honored for their great achievements of Thoroughbred racing in California

On Monday April 17th the California Senate and Assembly recognized the incredible career of Hall of Fame Jockey Mike Smith and North America’s richest racehorse, Arrogate. Smith was invited on the floor of the Assembly by the Governmental… Read More

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Back on the Table?

Proposed Regs to Modernize Pari-Mutuel Withholding & Reporting

Contact Keith Chamblin, NTRA, at (859) 621-1120 DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY AND IRS ISSUE PROPOSED REGS TO MODERNIZE PARI-MUTUEL WITHHOLDING AND REPORTING Lexington, Ky. (December 29, 2016) – The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued… Read More

Action Needed to Protect H-2B Returning Worker Exemption

Employers in the horse racing industry who rely on the H-2B visa program are urged to contact their United States Senator and Representative immediately to help ensure that the returning worker exemption remains in place, as Congress drafts… Read More

Please Join Our Grassroots Effort – Ask Your Assembly Member to Support AB 2863

The TOC strongly supports Assembly Bill 2863 that would legalize Internet Poker in California and provide an annual payment of $60 million to the horse racing industry — including more than $20 million in new Thoroughbred purses. The… Read More

State of the Industry Discussed at TOC Open Forum

Attendees at the Open Forum at Los Alamitos on Saturday, April 23 heard TOC President, Nick Coukos, speak about the current state of Stabling and Vanning, ADW, Offtrack Betting, Workers’ Compensation, Purses, Legislation, and the upcoming TOC board… Read More

President Enacts Bills that Benefit Racing

President Obama this afternoon signed into law H.R. 2029, which includes the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 and the related omnibus appropriations bill, both of which carry provisions backed by the National Thoroughbred Racing… Read More

Deadline Coming Up — Your Support is Needed!

In response to efforts spearheaded by the NTRA, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are considering changes to reporting and withholding requirements that would dramatically change the tax structure for pari-mutuel winnings. We… Read More

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