Quarter Horse Association offers this Certificate of Interested Persons.
Veneklasen Joint Venture; Abraham Equine Incorporated; Jason Abraham v.
American Quarter Horse Association.
persons and entities as described in the fourth sentence of Rule 28.2.1 have an
interest in the outcome of this case. These representations are made in order that
the judges of this Court may evaluate possible disqualifications or recusal.
Counsel for Appellant: David E. Keltner
Marianne M. Auld
Mary H. Smith
Abraham Equine, Incorporated
Samuel L. Stein
Court’s decisional process would be aided significantly by oral argument.
be reversed because, as a matter of law, (1) no concerted agreement existed
among separate economic actors pursuing separate economic interests, (2)
neither evidence nor law supports a finding that “elite Quarter Horses”
constitutes a relevant product market, and (3) AQHA’s decision not to
register cloned Quarter Horses and their offspring caused no actual injury to
2. Under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, the District Court’s judgment should
supports a finding that “elite Quarter Horses” constitutes a relevant product
market, (2) AQHA has no power to control price or competition in any
market, and (3) AQHA’s decision not to register cloned Quarter Horses and
their offspring has a rational business purpose.
3. Under the Texas Free Enterprise and Antitrust Act, the elements of which
are the same as a comparable violation of the Sherman Act, the District
Court’s judgment should be reversed because no evidence supports
Appellees’ claims under the Sherman Act.
4. The District Court’s judgment should be reversed because it contravenes the
non-intervention doctrine by granting injunctive relief that requires AQHA
to adopt and incorporate specific language into its rules to accomplish the
registration of cloned horses and their offspring.
Judgement in favor of AQHA, lower court decision reversed
Appeals court denies plaintiffs’ petition for rehearing