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The North American International Cataloguing Standards Committee (NAICSC) establishes the requirements for non-Listed black type races in sales catalogues produced in North America that are compliant with guidelines required by the Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers (SITA).

In 2012 NAICSC announced that effective January 1, 2014 additional quality control requirements would be implemented for races in North America eligible for non-Listed black-type in SITA catalogues. (Click here for press release). The new requirements include the addition of a minimum Race Quality Score (RQS) for individual age/sex divisions.

Members of NAICSC are:
Carl Hamilton, The Jockey Club Information Systems, Inc. (Chairman)
Evan Ferraro, Fasig-Tipton Company, Inc.
G. Watts Humphrey, Jr., The Jockey Club
Tony Lacy, Keeneland Association, Inc.
Dan Metzger, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
Ross McKague, The Jockey Club of Cananda
J. Michael O'Farrell, Jr. Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
Peter Berringer, Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, Ontario Division
Tom Ventura, Ocala Breeders' Sales Company