The Emirates Racing Authority is a body corporate formed by Emiri Decree.
In 2006, the ERA Board appointed a Steering Committee to assist it in fulfilling its responsibilities, with specific reference to reviewing the rules and regulations of racing, the licensing of participants and the medication protocols for horses. In addition the Steering Committee promotes organisational best practice, ensures adherence to relevant international standards, provides strategic guidance to the UAE racing industry and addresses any racing issues that may arise on a day-to-day basis throughout the racing season.
The ERA is a proactive member of the Asian Racing Federation and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, and is significant contributor to other significant regulatory authorities and committees, such as:
- World Racehorse Rankings Committee (WRRC)
- International Movement of Horses Committee (IMHC)
- Asian Stud Book Conference
- International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians (ICRAV)