The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that it will conduct a Pedigree and Conformation Clinic"Aug. 5 and a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar Aug. 8 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, line breeding, out crossing, and inbreeding.
Clinic speakers include Cormac Breathnach of Adena Springs Farm, Equineline.com's Tim Leith, Thoroughbred trainer Gary Contessa, Dr. Charles Kidder of Griggs and Kidder, Kerry Cauthen of Four Star Sales, bloodstock agent Frank Brothers, and Suzanne Smallwood of Equix.
The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion. The registration fee for the clinic is $125 for TOBA members and $175 for non-members and includes all support materials, breakfast, and lunch.
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 of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders Association, attorney Bob Heleringer, Leonard Green, Bryan Sullivan of Let's Go Stables, Mike McMahon of McMahon and Hill Bloodstock, the New York Racing Association's Eric Friedman, Thoroughbred trainer Jimmy Toner, John Phillips of Darby Dan Farm, Stephanie Brennan of Final Furlong Horse Retirement, veterinarian Scott Hay, and Bob Feld of Bongo Racing Stable.
The seminar will begin at 8 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion. The registration fee is $75 for TOBA members and $100 for non-members and includes all support materials, breakfast, lunch, and admission to the track. Complete agendas for both events can be found on www.toba.org.
TOBA's next educational event is a Pedigree and Conformation Clinic Oct. 7-8 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.