The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced July 26 that it will conduct a Pedigree and Conformation Clinic Aug. 8 and a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar Aug. 11 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The Pedigree and Conformation Clinic, sponsored by Blood-Horse Publications, will feature conformation presentations and live evaluations as well as pedigree discussions that will include nicking, linebreeding, outcrossing and inbreeding. Clinic speakers include Suzi Shoemaker, Al Stall, Brian Graves, Dr. Scott Pierce, Bob Feld, and Dan Hall.
The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion. The registration fee for the clinic is $93.75 for TOBA members and $175 for non-members and includes all support materials, breakfast, and lunch.
The TOBA member rate reflects a significantly discounted rate in honor of the 50th anniversary of the organization. Throughout 2011 TOBA will extend discounted rates on seminars and clinics to its members.
The Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar, also sponsored by Blood-Horse Publications, will feature discussions on industry business issues, options for acquiring horses including partnerships, auctions, and claiming as well as a discussion about veterinary topics.
Speakers include Jeff Cannizzo, John Hess, Roger Locks, Jeff Schwartz, John Fort, Mike Ryan, Eric Friedman, Sasha Sanan of Padua Stables, Thoroughbred trainer Ian Wilkes, Wezo Pierson of the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, and Dr. Michael Hore.
The seminar will begin at 8 a.m. at Saratoga Race Course and will include breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon of racing. The registration fee for the Ownership Seminar is $56.25 for TOBA members and $100 for non-members and includes all support materials, admission to the track, and meals. Complete agendas for both events can be found on www.toba.org.
TOBA’s next educational event is a Pedigree and Conformation Clinic Oct. 10-11 in Lexington. The seminar will include farm tours, a pedigree workshop, and conformation evaluations. For a complete list of TOBA seminars and clinics visit www.toba.org or for more information, contact Erin Crady at 859-276-2291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.