Churchill Downs Get NTRA Safety Accreditation

Churchill Downs has become the first thoroughbred track in the country to receive accreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s Safety and Integrity Alliance. The alliance was created following the catastrophic breakdown of the filly Eight Belles  at  last year’s Kentucky Derby. The accreditation comes after track officials completed a 60-page application and an inspection team… Continue reading Churchill Downs Get NTRA Safety Accreditation

NTRA Creates Safety Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has created an alliance of racetracks, horsemen’s groups and other entities to try to get a better handle on safety issues in the industry. The organizations have volunteered to place themselves under a certification process. Reforms like steroid bans and safety rail requirements have been hard to mandate in the… Continue reading NTRA Creates Safety Alliance