Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association

‘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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Stephen Foster, Zenyatta Among Six Grade 1 Stakes Downgraded For 2019

The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association presented on Friday its listing of U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes Races for 2019, the results of its annual grading session conducted November 27 and 28 in Lexington. The Committee reviewed 807 U.S. stakes races with a purse of at least $75,000, and […]

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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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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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TOBA Announces New Board Of Trustees; Richardson Re-Elected Chairman

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced the re-election of Dr. J. David Richardson as chairman of its Board of Trustees. Also joining Richardson on the Board of Trustees to serve three-year terms as new members are Greg Bensel, Robert Edwards, Jr., Tanya Gunther and Walker Hancock. Re-elected to three-year terms were current trustees Price Bell […]

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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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TOBA Holding Day-Long Ownership Seminar At Keeneland April 22

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hosting an Ownership Seminar Sunday, April 22, at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. The day-long seminar will provide an inside look at the basics of Thoroughbred ownership. Panels will consist of industry professionals who will cover various topics of ownership such as acquisition, the purchasing and selling process, owner […]

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‘When Was Common Sense Abandoned?’: Dr. Gary Lavin Joins WHOA

Dr. A. Gary Lavin, a legend in equine veterinary medicine and a respected leader in the horse industry, has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance.  Lavin, the son of well-known racing secretary Allan Lavin, grew up in the sport. He worked for many years on the racetrack as an esteemed equine practitioner and surgeon. As […]

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