04/27/2017 3:58PM

NTRA adds three to board of directors


The board of directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association approved three new directors at a meeting Thursday, a move that expands the board by two seats, according to the organization.

Bill Mudd, the president and chief operating officer of Churchill Downs Inc., and Kip Levin, the chief executive of Betfair US/TVG, were both formally approved as new directors at the meeting, following the decisions by their companies earlier this year to rejoin the NTRA as dues-paying members. With the approvals, the NTRA board was expanded to 15 members.

The board also approved the appointment to the board of Joe Wilson, the COO of Parx Racing, who will fill the seat reserved for the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, a racetrack trade group. Wilson is replacing the previous TRA president, Scott Wells of Remington Park.

Also at the meeting, the NTRA informed the board that it had a $5,300 surplus for fiscal year 2017. The NTRA said the 2017 results were the fifth consecutive year that the association had posted an operating surplus.