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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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Hall of Fame, TOBA Agree To Mutually Beneficial Partnership

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is partnering with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) on a series of membership and marketing initiatives. The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will offer TOBA members a 25 percent discount on any Museum membership level, as well as a free guided […]

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Jockey Club, TOBA’s Horse Racing Reform Launches Improved Website

Horse Racing Reform, an industry initiative led by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, announced today the launch of an updated website, horseracingreform.org,designed to better inform and educate the general public, racing fans, and industry personnel on safety, integrity, and welfare matters in horse racing. The mobile-friendly site includes a range of new […]

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TOBA Sets National Awards Dinner For September 8 At Kroger Field

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that the 33rd annual TOBA National Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky. The National Awards Dinner honors owners and breeders from 23 states and Canada. Also recognized are the National Owner of the Year […]

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Thoroughbred Owner Conference To Be Held Breeders’ Cup Week At Churchill Downs

OwnerView announced today that the fifth Thoroughbred Owner Conference will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., from Tuesday, Oct. 30, through Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. As with the past two conferences, the conference will coincide with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which are scheduled to be held Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs. The […]

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