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NTRA Responds to Race-Fixing Allegations

14 January 2005

UNITED STATES – As reported by the Bloodhorse: "The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has issued a statement regarding the alleged race-fixing scheme at Aqueduct.

"'Our member tracks are committed to doing everything in their power to aid law enforcement officials in their investigation of these disturbing allegations,' said D.G. Van Clief Jr., NTRA commissioner, said in a prepared statement. 'Our sport, which includes hundreds of thousands of owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys, bettors and hard-working, full-time employees, cannot function effectively without the highest level of integrity.

"'The NTRA will continue to work with our member tracks, owners and other elements of our industry to ensure that any attempts to tamper with that integrity are brought to light, that those responsible are brought to justice and that our testing, security and policies in these areas are as effective as we can make them.'…"

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