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January 9th, Alex Waldrop, President & CEO, National Thoroughbred Racing Association

Posted on Dec 30, 2019


LEXINGTON, KY – The Rotary Club of Lexington held its weekly meeting Thursday, Jan. 9th, at the Red Mile, 1200 Red Mile Road. The program’s guest speaker was Alex Waldrop, President & CEO of  the National Thoroughbred  Racing Association. His presentation was titled: Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding in Central Kentucky and Beyond: Impact of Recent Events in California

Alexander M. Waldrop is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) where he leads the Thoroughbred industry’s national office responsible for matters pertaining to federal legislative advocacy, racing safety and integrity, marketing and promotion of the sport, group purchasing and management of issues of national significance to Thoroughbred racing. Mr. Waldrop is President of Horse PAC, the industry’s political action committee, Chair of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium Board of Directors, a Trustee of the American Horse Council, and Chair of the American Horse Council Racing Advisory Committee. Mr. Waldrop spent 13 years with Churchill Downs Incorporated, as President and General Manager of Churchill Downs Racetrack from 1999 to 2002, as General Counsel from 1992 to1998, and as senior vice president, Public Affairs from 2003 to 2004.   He is also a former equity partner in the Louisville office of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs where he was the Chair of the firm’s Equine, Gaming & Entertainment Practice Group.

For additional information, or to attend this meeting, please contact Peggy Trafton at 

401 West Main Street • Suite 305 • Lexington, KY 40507 • (859) 389-8100

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