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FIRST ANNUAL NTRA CHARITIES KENTUCKY DERBY PRO-AM TO TEE OFF MONDAY

Triple Crown-winning jockey Steve Cauthen, as well as current riders Corey Nakatani and Robby Albarado, are among those slated to take part in the NTRA Charities Kentucky Derby Pro-Am at Lake Forest Country Club in Louisville on Monday, April 30. Country music recording star John Michael Montgomery, former University of Louisville basketball coach Denny Crum, NTRA Commissioner Tim Smith, Churchill Downs President and CEO Thomas Meeker and a host of others are also scheduled to take part in the event, which will be covered on FOX-TV's "Inside Kentucky Golf." Play will get underway at 1:00 p.m.

The tournament benefits NTRA Charities, which strives to broaden the Thoroughbred industry's scope of community outreach through its national charity affiliate, Ronald McDonald House Charities, as well as increase awareness for the protection and welfare of equine athletes through its Racehorse Adoption Referral Program. For additional information, contact Jodilyn Mendelsohn at 800-792-NTRA.

The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of horseracing interests, including the American Quarter Horse Association, charged with increasing awareness of Thoroughbred racing and improving economic conditions for industry participants. The NTRA also conducts the Breeders' Cup, Thoroughbred racing's year-end Championship consisting of eight races and $13 million in purses and awards, and the Breeders' Cup National Stakes Program, which are funded by the industry's owners and breeders. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City. A compendium of NTRA press releases appears on the NTRA Web site, ntra.com, and at the Web site for the Breeders' Cup Championship, breederscup.com. Contact the NTRA at ntra@ntra.com.

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