Edited press release
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Jan. 4 its 2007 National Awards Dinner will be held at John G. Sikura’s Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington Saturday, Sept. 8. This marks the first time that the event will be held on a Saturday.
"Hill 'n' Dale is honored to host the 22nd annual TOBA Awards Dinner," said Sikura. "We congratulate all the national award winners on their achievements. It is the contributory success of each state which makes TOBA a truly national organization."
The TOBA Awards Dinner honors the achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 26 states.
Also honored at the dinner are the national breeder and owner of the year, recipient of the Industry Service Award, and new owner.
"It is an honor to be associated with Hill 'n' Dale as the host farm for the National Awards Dinner," said Dan Metzger, president of TOBA. "Hill 'n' Dale provides a spectacular setting for an evening that recognizes the best in our sport."
Entertainment for the evening will be announced at a later date. Past performers at the event have included Uncle Kracker, Three Dog Night, Sawyer Brown, Clint Black, Blood Sweat & Tears, Alison Krauss & Union Station, and Ray Charles.
Sponsors of the 2006 TOBA National Awards Dinner included Vinery, Youbet.com, Stonestreet Wines, Blue Grass Airport, Grey Goose, John Deere, The Blood-Horse, Dodge, Daily Racing Form, Woodford Reserve, and the Greatest Game.