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If you’re interested in learning more about horse racing, the following groups are happy to share their expertise.
Neither the State of Oregon nor the agency endorses or sponsors the products, services, or information provided by the links below.

Oregon Horse Racing Associations

Oregon Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association - OHBPA fosters and promotes the interests of the Thoroughbred horse industry and looks out for the health, welfare and safety of its members and their horses.
Oregon Quarter Horse Racing Association - OQHRA promotes Quarter Horse racing opportunities in Oregon for fans, owners, breeders, the media, and the public.
Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association - OTOBA strives to increase public interest in Oregon Thoroughbreds while strengthening the industry through the promotion and advancement of breeding and racing.

National Horse Racing Organizations

Association of Racing Commissioners International - Founded in 1934, ARCI is an umbrella organization for government agencies that regulate horse and greyhound racing.  ARCI is instrumental in forming policies regarding racing regulation, medication, drug-testing laboratories, totalizator systems, racetrack operation, security, and off-track wagering entities.
The Jockey Club - Founded in 1894, The Jockey Club is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds and maintains the American Stud Book. The organization is dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing and has taken a leadership role in industry concerns ranging from medication and equine welfare to aftercare and marketing of the sport.
Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau - The TRPB functions as a national investigative agency in the horse-racing industry, with the goal of ensuring the integrity and security of racetrack wagering networks. It also ensures that Thoroughbreds are correctly documented and tattooed.
American Quarter Horse Association - The world’s largest equine breed registry provides resources, records and tips about racing Quarter Horses.
Racing Officials Accreditation Program - ROAP accredits and provides continuing education for horse-racing officials, stewards and judges in order to improve the image and uphold the integrity of the industry.

Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority - In 2020, Congress passed legislation designed to create a uniform national standard to govern horseracing, requiring a uniform anti-doping and medication control program. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act is scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2022.

Surrounding Jurisdictions' Websites


      Race Horse Aftercare Organizations
Retired Racehorse Project - Dedicated to helping Thoroughbreds find second careers.
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance - Kentucky-based nonprofit that accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds.
The Prodigious Fund allocates donations made by Emerald Downs horsemen to nonprofits that help Thoroughbreds. Emerald Downs matches the contributions.
Canter USA - Adoption site for off-track Thoroughbreds ready to start new careers. Has affiliates in California, Colorado, and Arizona.
Second Chance Ranch - Puget Sound area organization devoted to rehabilitation, retraining, and adoption of Thoroughbred race horses to second careers.