Alexander M. Waldrop is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) where he leads the Thoroughbred industryâs 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. He currently serves as chief executive and member of the Board of Directors of the NTRA and all of its affiliates including NTRA Advantage, NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, NTRA Charities and the NTRAâs Horse PAC. He is a frequent national speaker on racing and wagering matters and a regular commentator on topics of interest to horseracing fans on Twitter @AlexWaldrop.
Mr. Waldrop is also Chair of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium Board of Directors, a Trustee and Treasurer of the American Horse Council, Chair of the American Horse Council Racing Advisory Committee, a member of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, a Fellow of the American College of Equine Attorneys, an Associate Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and an advisor to the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program. He served as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities from 2007-2012 and as Moderator of the Thoroughbred Owners & Breedersâ Sales Integrity Task Force in 2007.
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 firmâs Equine, Gaming & Entertainment Practice Group.
He received his B.A. from Western Kentucky University in 1979, his M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1982 and his J.D. (with High Distinction) from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1985.