National Racing Compact to be at Standardbred Horse Sale

Lexington, KY — As a guest of the United States Trotting Association, the National Racing Compact will be sending its Executive Director, Patrick Thompson, to the Standardbred Horse Sale on Nov. 10 and 11 to provide fingerprinting services, process new applications, add jurisdictions for existing members and answer any general questions that horsemen may have about licensing.

The National Racing Compact allows owners to be licensed in up to 14 jurisdictions with one application and one set of fingerprints. LiveScan fingerprinting will be available on site at the shared space with the USTA on the aforementioned dates. The Compact can also license trainers and drivers who meet the NRC Licensing Criteria in a subset of these jurisdictions with only one application and one set of fingerprints.

The membership fee for the National Racing Compact is $300 for three years and the applicant is still responsible for the license fee in each jurisdiction, but the fingerprint card is a one-time requirement and the National Racing Compact manages the adding or renewing of new states, as well as any payments to the individual jurisdictions.

The National Racing Compact is a national licensing program that was formed in 2000 and is accepted in 14 jurisdictions that have Standardbred racing which include California, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The purpose of the Compact is to ease the regulatory burden for qualifying licensees who race in multiple states.

For additional information about the National Racing Compact and the benefits to both regulatory jurisdictions and licensed participants, please visit

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