Harry Mangurian has been named breeder of the year, and Frank Stronach owner of the year, by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. The award winners for 2000 were named Sept. 7 during TOBA's annual awards dinner.
Plans for a national state-bred championship series tied to the Breeders' Cup moved forward Friday during a Breeders' Cup board of directors meeting in Lexington, officials said. If the program comes to fruition, it would be held the Friday before the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, perhaps next year.
John Hettinger, winner of a Special Eclipse Award in 2000, has been selected recipient of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Industry Service Award. Hettinger, owner of Akindale Farm in Pawling, N.Y., will receive the award at the TOBA National Awards Dinner Sept. 7 at Adena Springs Farm in Midway, Ky.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association named four owners as recipients of its 2001 Regional Owner of the Year Awards.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Friday the election of Gary Biszantz as chairman of its board of trustees. Joining Biszantz on the board for three-year terms as new members will be John Amerman, John Ed Anthony, Cot Campbell, Bob Courtney Jr., Willian Heiligbrodt, R.D. Hubbard, Eugene Melnyk, Debby Oxley, George Strawbridge, Kenny Trout, Tom Van Meter, and Charlotte Weber.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) has announced that legendary '70s band Blood, Sweat & Tears will perform at the organization's 2001 National Awards Dinner September 7 at Adena Springs Farm outside Midway, Ky.
For the second time in three years, Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Midway, Ky., will host the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association National Awards Dinner. TOBA announced that the 2001 edition will take place on Friday, Sept. 7.
The issue of integrity, from backstretches to racetrack boardrooms, was discussed at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing Thursday.
A call for uniform medication guidelines and restrictions on therapeutic medications on race day has won praise and concern.
Organizers of the ninth annual Shoemaker Foundation are looking for the person or persons responsible for taking a conformation painting of Secretariat from the annual dinner held at Walmac International near Lexington Sept. 9.
The national Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has named five owners to receive its regional "Owner of the Year" awards at the organization's annual awards dinner Sept 8.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has become the sixth founding member of the Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), with the two organizations announcing Friday they plan to pool resources in areas of shared priorities, including working together with other Thoroughbred industry leaders, in new owner development and retention programs.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, which is set to embark ona plan to introduce new owners to the game, was briefed Friday morning onsomething dear to the hearts of owners-a national racing license that wouldcut a lot of red tape.
Three Thoroughbred organizations have joined forces to fund and develop a program aimed at identifying, recruiting, and retaining new owners for the horse industry.
Twenty racetracks have signed on for this year's America's Day at the Races, to be held Labor Day, Sept. 4.
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