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Klarman, Gunther Honored At Annual TOBA Awards Dinner

 The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s 34th Annual National Awards Dinner was held at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky. on Saturday, September 7. Seth Klarman of Klaravich Stables was named TOBA’s National Owner of the Year, and John D. Gunther was named the National Breeder of the Year. Thomas and Lori Fackler of Best A Luck […]

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Finalists Announced For Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards

The finalists for six of the now seven prestigious Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards have been announced. The winner of the Thoroughbred Industry Community Award, which has only one prize, has been decided. This year’s recipient is Bobby Lillis, Executive Director of the Maryland Horsemen’s Assistance Foundation Inc. and Director of Benefits for the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s […]

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TOBA Announces Five Finalists For National Owner Of The Year Award

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that Juddmonte Farm, Hronis Racing, Klaravich Stable, Rockingham Ranch and Peter M. Brant have been selected as finalists for the TOBA National Owner of the Year. The TOBA National Owner of the Year will be announced live at the TOBA National Awards Dinner presented by Red Brand, […]

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TOBA Names Officers, Three New Board Members

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today the election of Brant Laue as chairman of its Board of Trustees. Also joining Laue on the Board of Trustees to serve three-year terms as new members are Marshall Gramm, Stephanie Hronis and Jason Loutsch. Re-elected to three-year terms were current trustees Joe Appelbaum, Brett Brinkman, Doug Cauthen, […]

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Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Nomination Deadline Is July 15

Who are your unsung heroes? The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards (TIEA) recognize and reward the outstanding talent, diligence and commitment of the farm and racing stable staff vital to the industry. “The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards program honors hardworking people, from racetrack and farm staff to grooms, hot walkers, administrative personnel and those who help […]

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TOBA To Host Annual National Awards Dinner On September 7

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that the 34th annual TOBA National Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky. The National Awards Dinner honors owners and breeders from 21 states and Canada. Also recognized are the National Owner of the Year and National Owner Finalists, National […]

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Registration Available For TOBA Breeding Clinic In Kentucky

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hosting a breeding clinic Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, in Lexington, Ky. Registration is still open. The clinic will feature discussions and interactive workshops from various industry experts. Topics will include foal care, fertilization, broodmare and foal conformation, hoof care, planning a mating, mating development, stallion conformation, broodmare […]

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Administrative Category Added To Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards; Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the fourth annual Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards (TIEA) will open on Tuesday, May 21, and close on Monday, July 15. The TIEAs were held in America for the first time in 2016. Godolphin, the global racing stable founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the principal sponsor of the […]

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Coalition Representing Major U.S. Tracks Announces Lasix Ban For 2-Year-Old Races, Then Stakes

A coalition of leading Thoroughbred racing associations and organizations announced today a new horse racing initiative committed to phasing out the use of the medication Furosemide (Lasix) beginning in 2020 and eliminating the use of Lasix in stakes races held at their racetracks beginning in 2021.  Coalition racetracks that have signed on to this initiative […]

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‘Deja Vu All Over Again’; TOBA Drops Ball On Sales Integrity Website

Oops. They did it again. In August 2014, I wrote an article after discovering that the website formerly devoted to the Sales Integrity Program, an initiative designed to protect Thoroughbred buyers at public auction, was deactivated and the URL address had been purchased by someone who was apparently in the business of domain squatting for […]

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