Nine stakes were upgraded and four achieved graded status for 2012 after a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The panel reviewed 659 unrestricted stakes in the U.S. worth at least $75,000.
The clinic, which is the last for the 2011 series of seven TOBA seminars and clinics, will be held Oct. 10-11 in Lexington, Ky.
The group that oversees black-type status for sales catalogs in the U.S. and Canada has announced that "Listed" races will be reviewed on an annual basis to determine if any should be downgraded, based on quality.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Aug. 10 announced the election of Peter Willmott as chairman of its board of trustees.
Amy Bunt has been named the membership and education coordinator at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
Industry organizations that have weighed in so far are for the most part supportive of the plan by Breeders' Cup to phase out race-day medication use in the World Championships beginning in 2012.
Terry Leffel has been named membership development manager for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA). One of his responsibilities will be increasing membership.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced May 26 that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5 in Lexington.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar Thursday, May 5, at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville.
The national Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association celebrates 50 years of working toward sale integrity, shepherding the graded stakes program, and finding ways to recruit and educate new owners.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association said April 14 it supports the recent proposal by the Association of Racing Commissioners International to develop a plan to eliminate the use of race-day medication.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) will host a members open house Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Keene Place located on the grounds of Keeneland.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct a Thoroughbred Racehorse Ownership Seminar March 23 at Portland Meadows in Portland, Ore.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold a Thoroughbred pedigree and conformation clinic Friday, March 11--Saturday, March 12, in Ocala, Fla.
New Jersey-born owner, trainer, and breeder Edwin Broome obviously relishes the mountaintops in racing much more than the inevitable valleys, but like every other horseman he knows both extremes are part of playing the game. Download Now
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced its 2011 seminar and clinic schedule, consisting of three new owner seminars, a breeding clinic and three pedigree and conformation clinics.
The 2011 Claiming Crown will be held Dec. 3 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in Louisiana, officials announced Dec. 20.
Many rely on our funding for basic horse care needs, while others may use the grants to build new pastures so they can expand their facilities. Read Blog
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold a Thoroughbred pedigree and conformation clinic in Lexington Oct. 18-19.
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Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association names Jerry and Ann Moss the leading owners for 2009. Edward Evans is TOBA's national breeder of the year, and Hi Card Ranch is the top small breeder of the year.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association conduct a pedigree and conformation clinic on Monday, Aug. 2 and a Thoroughbred ownership seminar on Thursday, Aug. 5 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Eric Mitchell talks about the conclusions, or lack thereof, in recent injury studies. Read Blog
Thoroughbred Charities of America has awarded grants totaling $860,672 to 81 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA's mission.
President of Taylor Made Farm and Sales Agency discusses Taylor Made, the Breeders' Cup, the Thoroughbred industry, and the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Kentucky yearling sale (July 13-14).
A study performed by Equibase at the request of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association indicates the percentage of "career-ending did-not-finish" incidents was about twice as high on dirt than on synthetics in 2009.
Dan Rosenberg takes the place of Herb Moelis, who is retiring after 20 years at the helm of the charitable foundation.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct a New Thoroughbred Owner Seminar on Friday, June 11, at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Ill.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that the 25th Annual TOBA National Awards Dinner will be held at Keeneland September 10.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced May 10 that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic May 21-May 23 in Lexington.
The American Graded Stakes Committee announced April 30 it has reached an agreement with the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission that will result in reinstatement of the grades to several stakes.
To call attention to these horses' second career possibilities, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has created a series of annual awards, the first of which will be presented to the top Thoroughbred sport horses of 2009.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced April 21 that it will conduct a New Owner Seminar on April 29 at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Ky.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced its 2010 seminar and clinic schedule. TOBA will offer five new owner seminars, a three-day breeding clinic, and two pedigree and conformation clinics.
A committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is close to finalizing changes in how jockey advertising is regulated. All revenue may be required to go to charities.
The organization is working on a best practice document for its members and guidelines to improve vet-trainer-owner relationships.
Although the first Triple Crown race is still six months away, negotiations continue to try to reach agreement on how to handle revenue from advertising on apparel worn by jockeys in the three races.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Oct. 22 that the American Graded Stakes Committee will begin using customized Thoro-Graph reports in addition to its other statistical measurements as part of the materials for the 2009 grading session.
Erin Crady, the director of marketing and communications for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, has been named the new executive director of Thoroughbred Charities of America.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that Dr. J. David Richardson has been appointed to a three-year term on the American Graded Stakes Committee.
The American Graded Stakes Committee Aug. 12 made some changes to the eligibility requirements for stakes.
Reynolds Bell Jr. was re-elected chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, while Terry Finley joins the board of trustees to serve a three-year term.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Aug. 3 that NetJets will be the presenting sponsor of the 2009 TOBA National Awards Dinner to be held Sept. 11 at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has announced grants of $879,547 have been awarded to 86 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association recently announced its annual list of recipients of its state breeder of the year awards. The winners will be honored at an awards ceremony Sept. 10 at Keeneland.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced July 14 it will hold a Thoroughbred Pedigree and Conformation Clinic Aug. 11 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
If there's one thing the horse industry needs, its new blood to fuel the sport. The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association works each year to accomplish just that through its new owner seminars and breeding clinics, the most recent of which took place at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. May 29.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic in Lexington May 29-31.
Some owners who had horses in the grade I Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands are questioning the manner in which a corporate sponsorship tied to charitable causes was handled, but the Jockeys' Guild said the parties followed proper procedure.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has launched a second new owner seminar webcast.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced March 26 that it has launched a new webcast entitled "Recent Advances and New Innovations in Equine Drug Testing."
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