The 32nd annual Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's national awards dinner will be held Sept. 9 at Calumet Farm near Lexington.
The national awards dinner honors owners and breeders from 22 states and Canada. Also honored are the national owner of the year, four regional owners of the year, national breeder of the year, small breeder of the year, broodmare of the year, Rood & Riddle sport horse of the year, Claiming Crown horse of the year, and the recipient of the Robert N. Clay Award.
Calumet Farm was founded in 1924 by William Monroe Wright and became a dominant breeding and racing establishment. The modern incarnation has built a stallion band and large racing stable, and picked up an 18th Triple Crown classic victory for the operation when Oxbow captured the 2013 Preakness Stakes (G1).
"We are thrilled to host this year's TOBA National Awards Dinner at Calumet Farm," said TOBA president Dan Metzger. "Calumet's history, tradition, and re-emergence as a major force is very important to our sport. Calumet will provide an incredible setting for all of our honorees and patrons and we are very grateful to the team at Calumet for hosting what promises to be an unforgettable evening celebrating outstanding achievements in Thoroughbred racing and breeding."
Tickets for the National Awards Dinner may be purchased at www.toba.org/2017-national-awards-dinner/ or by calling Meredith Downey at (859) 276-6793.