Justin Nicholson, CEO of Ninety North Racing, has been named to the Board of Directors of Horse PAC®, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s federal political action committee. The appointment was made at Friday’s meeting of the Horse PAC® board in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and announced today by the NTRA.

Nicholson is the founder and president of Ninety North, which he launched in late 2011 with his wife, Kathryn Sharp, who serves as COO. Nicholson’s father, Ronald, owned horses in the Kimran Stables with partner Caesar P. Kimmel in the late 1980s. Nicholson previously formed AJ Suited Racing Stable with his father and family friends. Mr. Nicholson graduated with honors from Emory University and attended Georgetown University Law Center. Nicholson and Sharp reside in Chadds Ford, Pa.

“Justin is a welcome addition to Horse PAC®,” said Horse PAC® President Peggy Hendershot. “His demonstrated commitment to Thoroughbred aftercare and to the marketing of our sport make him a perfect fit for our board.”

Horse PAC® was activated in 2002 to support Federal elected officials who are interested in issues that affect pari-mutuel horse racing. William S. Farish Jr. is chairman of Horse PAC®. The other board members are George Bolton, Keith Chamblin, Terry Finley, John Harris, Wilhelmina McEwan, Anne Poulson, Joseph Shields Jr. and Alex Waldrop.