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Industry Groups

American Association of Equine Practioners (AAEP)

The AAEP's mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. These principles have guided the AAEP for more than 50 years in the activities and services it provides.

American Horse Council (AHC)
Your national voice in Washington, D.C. The AHC is proud to be your association that represents all segments of our nation's diverse horse industry.

Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI)
Is composed of the governmental regulators of horse and greyhound racing in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, and Trinidad-Tobago. RCI members are legally charged with the responsibility to ensure the integrity of racing and pari-mutuel wagering.

The Breeders' Cup
The Breeders' Cup World Championships has developed into the most prestigious and influential event in the sport of Thoroughbred racing. Breeders' Cup Limited has enjoyed immediate and widespread support from the industry's breeders, owners, race tracks and millions of racing fans worldwide, making the Championships one of the pinnacle events on the international sports calendar.

Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA)
The CBA works democratically on behalf of every consignor and commercial breeder, large and small, to provide representation and a constructive, unified voice related to sales issues, policies, and procedures.

Serves as the Thoroughbred industry's official database for racing information. Its website features general information about the sport, a variety of statistics, a comprehensive menu of free entries, results and race charts as well as premium handicapping products.

Formed in 1898 by William B. Fasig and Edward A. Tipton, Fasig-Tipton Co. is North America's oldest Thoroughbred auction company. Its first headquarters were in Madison Square Garden in New York, and Fasig-Tipton initially sold high-class road and carriage horses in addition to Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing stock.

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
A leading non-profit charitable foundation committed to the advancement of research to enhance the health and soundness of horses of all breeds

Horsemen's Benevolence & Protective Association (HBPA)
The National HBPA is dedicated to protecting the rights and providing assistance to racehorse owners & trainers.

The Jockey Club
The Jockey Club is the breed registry for all Thoroughbred horses in North America. As such, it is responsible for maintaining The American Stud Book, which includes all Thoroughbreds foaled in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The organization is dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, and it fulfills that mandate by serving many segments of the industry through its wholly owned subsidiaries, strategic partnerships and charitable foundations by providing support to a wide range of industry initiatives

Keeneland is unique in that it is both a Thoroughbred racetrack and an auction company. Founded as a model racetrack, Keeneland seeks to continually improve Thoroughbred racing while at the same time preserve its finest traditions. That philosophy has guided them for more than 70 years.

Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP)
A statewide organization aimed at increasing awareness of the benefits of Kentucky's horse economy and to promote jobs and economic opportunities for Kentuckians through the Commonwealth's world-class horse industry.

National Racing Compact
To establish uniform requirements for and issue licenses to participants in pari-mutuel racing to ensure that all participants who are licensed meet a uniform standard of honesty and integrity, and to reduce the regulatory burden on those participants in pari-mutuel racing who are indisputably welcome to race in every state and province by providing them with a single license recognized in all racing states and provinces.

National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA)
Serves as a league office as well as a trade association for the Thoroughbred industry.

North American Racing Academy (NARA)
The mission of the North American Racing Academy is to develop and operate a world-class racing school that will provide students with the education, training and experience needed to become skilled in the art of race riding, proficient in the care and management of racehorses, and knowledgeable about the workings of the racing industry as a whole.

Race Track Chaplaincy of America National (RTCA)
The overall mission of RTCA, through its councils and chaplains, is to make disciples for Jesus Christ through teaching, preaching, and ministering to the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and educational needs of those persons involved in all aspects of the horse racing industry.

Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC)
A national organization aimed at developing, promoting and coordinating policies, research and educational programs that help ensure the integrity of racing.

Sales Integrity Program
The mission of the Sales Integrity Program is to maintain the highest levels of integrity in horse sales for both buyers and sellers, while ensuring a competitive, fair and vibrant marketplace for the benefit of the entire industry.

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA)
A national trade organization for Thoroughbred owners and breeders. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, TOBA offers educational clinics and seminars across the country for prospective, new and established owners