The NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance (Alliance) is resuming on-track accreditation visits after an eight-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal regulations following the passage of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) note that the new Authority may extend provisional or interim accreditation to a racetrack accredited by the Alliance.
“Racetracks across the nation are gradually beginning to welcome back customers and participants, so it is time to begin the process of re-accrediting many of the 21 racetracks currently accredited by the Alliance,” said NTRA President and CEO Alex Waldrop. “The Alliance will also consider applications from other non-accredited racetracks that wish to be accredited before the expected launch of HISA in 2022.”
In order to be accredited, a racing association must submit a comprehensive written application with extensive documentation and undergo an in-depth audit by an Alliance inspection team to confirm full compliance with the Alliance Code of Standards.
The 21 racetracks currently accredited by the Alliance are: Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, Canterbury Park, Churchill Downs, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Ellis Park, Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, Indiana Grand, Keeneland, Kentucky Downs, Laurel Park, Monmouth Park, Parx Racing, Pimlico Race Course, Santa Anita Park, Saratoga Race Course, Sunland Park, Turfway Park, and Woodbine.