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NTRA SEABISCUIT SWEEPSTAKES OFFERS TRIP TO CALIFORNIA FOR GALA MOVIE PREMIERE
Now through July 6, fans can register for a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles for the July world premiere of the major motion picture, Seabiscuit. The prize includes round-trip airfare, two nights’ hotel accommodations and limousine service in Los Angeles.
Sweepstakes contestants can enter online at www.ntra.com, NTRA member Web sites or at participating NTRA member facilities at designated areas. The contest is open to U.S. and Canada residents 18 years of age and older. No purchase is necessary, and only one entry per day -- ontrack or online -- is permitted. NTRA-member racetracks accepting entries include: Belmont Park, Calder Racecourse, Canterbury Park, Del Mar, Emerald Downs, Keeneland, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Remington Park, Sam Houston Race Park, Thistledown and Woodbine.
"If you’re a horseracing fan, this is the opening night to end all opening nights," said Keith Chamblin, senior vice president -- industry relations and marketing for the NTRA. "I’d like to thank our friends at Universal Pictures for the opportunity to offer this once-in-a-lifetime trip to our customers."
Seabiscuit, based on the best-selling book by Laura Hillenbrand, stars Tobey Maguire, Academy Award winner Chris Cooper and Jeff Bridges. It also marks the acting debut of active rider Gary Stevens, who was recently named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People.
The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of horseracing interests, including the American Quarter Horse Association, charged with increasing popularity of horseracing and improving economic conditions for industry participants. The NTRA and Breeders’ Cup Limited also administer the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships consisting of eight races and $13 million in purses and awards, the Breeders’ Cup Stakes Program and the Great State Challenge. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City. NTRA press releases appear on the NTRA Web site, www.ntra.com.
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