Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau

Mission of TRPB

  1. To concentrate attention on those areas which significantly affect the integrity of racing, including race fixing, horse substitution, hidden ownership, and organized crime influences/association with licensees.

  2. To address integrity matters that have a negative impact on the business interests of TRA tracks and upon request to conduct a due diligence background examination whenever a TRA member track is evaluating new business associates and enterprises or hiring key employees.

  3. To create and operate a modernized, effective system for the collection and evaluation of information on matters affecting the integrity of racing by:

    • Engaging in the business of gathering information as to the personal character and activities of any person, firm, company or corporation, society or association, or of any person or groups of persons connected with or affecting directly or indirectly horse racing, or as to the character or kind of business and occupation of any such person, firm, company, or corporation.

    • Seeking out and exposing crimes, breaches of rules and regulations relating to Thoroughbred horse racing and any and all things prejudicial to the interest of the public and to the sport of horse racing; and to report any such crimes and breaches to track management and any governmental or private authorities having jurisdiction, for such action as they may deem proper, and to secure and turn over evidence for use before any such governmental or private authorities, or for use in the trial of civil or criminal cases.

  4. To provide and/or manage integrity analysis & security services for TRA racetrack wagering networks and those wagering networks for all other clients under contract.

  5. To manage, administrate, and safeguard the horse identification tattoo program.

  6. To utilize the investigative, analytic, and information resources of the TRPB in the development of new business opportunities within the equine and racing industry at large.