Because the North American Racing Academy (NARA) is part of the Bluegrass Community and Technical College which is in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, NARA courses are accredited. Graduates of the NARA program are eligible for one-year certificates or two-year associates degrees.
"I attended a school for jockeys in Panama in 1962. I am convinced my lessons at the school helped me become a successful jockey. I simply cannot believe that, until now, the United States has never had a training center for jockeys. How much better will racing be now that we do?" - Laffit Pincay Jr., Hall of Fame Jockey (all-time leading jockey in races won, 9,531)