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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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View From The Eighth Pole: Graded Stakes Committee Lacks Common Sense

I have no doubt that the men and women who serve on the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s American Graded Stakes Committee are well intentioned. They want to be fair and consistent in assessing the relative quality of stakes races run each year before assigning Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3 designations that ultimately […]

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International Thoroughbred Breeders Federation To Meet In Lexington

The International Thoroughbred Breeders Federation Conference (ITBF) will be held in Lexington, Ky. October 30 – November 5, 2018 in Lexington, Ky., with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association serving as host. The conference was held most recently in Cape Town, South Africa in 2017. Originally formed by Britain and Ireland, then later joined by […]

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TOBA Honors Owners, Breeders At Annual Event

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s 33rd Annual National Awards Dinner was held at the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky. on Saturday, September 8. Bob Edwards of e Five Racing was named TOBA’s National Owner of the Year, and Charlotte Weber was named the National Breeder of the Year. Isabelle Haskell […]

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Claiming Crown To Remain At Gulfstream Park Through 2021

The Claiming Crown, which has seen unprecedented growth the past five years while being hosted at Gulfstream Park, will remain in South Florida through 2021. Gulfstream, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA), announced Thursday a three-year agreement beginning in […]

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