The Jockey Club’s core function is as is the breed registry for Thoroughbred horses in North America and Canada. The Jockey Club also has numerous subsidiaries, partnerships, and initiatives that contribute to the racing industry by way of media, technology, research, aftercare, and more.
Founded in 1940, the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA) and its Affiliates operate on behalf of Thoroughbred racehorse owners, trainers and backstretch personnel throughout the United States and Canada. Association for horsemen: trainers and backside workers.
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. The Association’s initiatives are designed to encourage a fair and expanding market place for all who breed, buy, or sell thoroughbreds. Association for breeders and consignors, the connections in the bloodstock industry who do business through Thoroughbred sales.
Thoroughbred OwnerView, a free information website developed jointly by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association for new, prospective and current Thoroughbred owners. OwnerView includes a wealth of information about Trainers, Racing Syndicates, Getting Started, Licensing, Racetracks, Veterinary, Aftercare, Publications and State Incentive programs.
The mission of the NTRA is to increase the popularity, welfare and integrity of Thoroughbred racing through consensus-based leadership, legislative advocacy, safety and integrity initiatives, fan engagement and corporate partner development. The NTRA accredits racetracks in North America, holding them to uniform standards for operations and safety.
Established when the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act was signed into federal law in 2020, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) is responsible for drafting and enforcing uniform safety and integrity rules in thoroughbred racing in the U.S. Overseen by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), HISA was created to implement, for the first time, a national, uniform set of rules applicable to every thoroughbred racing participant and racetrack facility
Created to encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, T.I.P. offers incentives for competition horses, recreational horses, young riders and Thoroughbreds in a non-competitive second career as well as a Championship horse show.
Executing a sale contract is best practice when it comes to protecting the horse and both parties involved in the transaction. This basic bill of sale provides suggested language and may be modified to meet your needs.
A Henneke Body Condition Score of 4 is considered to be the minimum level of condition for horses in regular work, 5-6 is optimal. Use this chart to help you accurately assess your Thoroughbred’s condition.
Jockey Club records are maintained through Interactive Registry, including transferring ownership, and retiring horses from racing. There are a number of useful tools that can also be accessed with a free Interactive Registry account.
Microchipping is an inexpensive, unobtrusive way to ensure reliable, life-long identification for horses. For these reasons, microchipping is quickly becoming a standard requirement in both racing and sport. All Jockey Club-registered foals from the 2017 crop on are microchipped. All horses who complete the Thoroughbred Makeover must have a Jockey Club registered microchip.
RRP Thoroughbred Makeover Volunteers Facebook Group
If you would like to donate your time to the Retired Racehorse Project — both at the Thoroughbred Makeover and through select remote/event-based opportunities throughout the year — stay up-to-date in this Facebook group.