The Claiming Crown has dropped its trainer nomination program and has altered the lineup for the eight-race series to be held Dec. 6 at Gulfstream Park.
Following a presentation by RMTC executive director Dionne Benson, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has issued a statement pledging support of the uniform medication program.
Carrie Vaught has been named director of membership and marketing at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will provide live streaming of the 28th Annual National Awards Dinner, to be held Sept. 6. The live stream will be available on bloodhorse.com
The Claiming Crown, with purses totaling $1 million this year, will continue to be held at Gulfstream Park through 2015, it was announced Aug. 15.
For the second year in a row, many of horse racing's top owners have pledged to race their juvenile starters without race-day medication.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced May 30 that Flair LLC, maker of FLAIR(r) Equine Nasal Strips, has become an official marketing partner of TOBA.
The nomination deadline for the Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park is Nov. 9. This year's event, which will feature seven races worth a total of $850,000, is scheduled for Dec. 1, opening day of the Gulfstream 2012-13 meet.
Listen to Tom LaMarra discuss the 2012 Claiming Crown with TOBA president Dan Metzger, Gulfstream Park COO Tim Ritvo, and Owner/Breeder Ken Ramsey. watch video
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that live video coverage of the 27th Annual National Awards Dinner to be held Sept. 7 will be available on bloodhorse.com.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Aug. 30 said regulations designed to reform some aspects of the state's equine medication policy will be implemented despite action by a legislative committee that found them deficient.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Aug. 30 that Tom Leach will host the 27th Annual National Awards Dinner to be held Sept. 7 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington.
Claiborne Farm's Seth Hancock and trainer D. Wayne Lukas are among those featured in a series of video testimonials posted on the cleanhorseracing.org website.
The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association May 10 announced the launch of an advocacy website, cleanhorseracing.org, that is dedicated to the reform of medication rules.
During April 10 meeting in Lexington, TOBA board of trustee members discussed other ways owners can be involved in ending race-day medication use.
The American Graded Stakes Committee is taking a more realistic approach to implementing a pilot program to ban race-day medication for juvenile graded stakes. It acknowledges regulatory change will take time.
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 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 announced Aug. 4 the re-election of Reynolds Bell Jr. as chairman of its Board of Trustees.
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.
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 and the National Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association announced that TVG will be the official television partner of the 2010 Claiming Crown at Canterbury Park.
Herb Moelis, the president and founder of Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced his intention to retire as president effective June 30.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Jan. 20 that EquStem has become an official marketing partner of the company.
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.
George Strawbridge Jr.'s Augustin Stable and Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms were the big winners at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association National Awards Dinner Sept. 11, taking home the National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year awards, respectively, at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Novice and experienced horsemen alike can now gain invaluable insight into how the experts judge a young horse's athletic potential with the release of Conformation for Performance. The DVD is an hour-long, step-by-step guide for assessing conformation.
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.
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 announced Feb. 27 its 2009 National Awards Dinner will be held at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm Sept. 11.
British-based Betfair Group, which announced Jan. 27 it had completed its acquisition of TV Games Network from Macrovision for $50 million in cash consideration, is hopeful its new holding helps it make inroads in the United States market, which it has courted for years.
Eligibility to host graded stakes is now tied to adoption of regulations for anabolic steroids and toe grabs, the American Graded Stakes Committee announced Aug. 8.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced July 18 the appointment of D.G. Van Clief, Jr. as the chairman of the Sales Integrity Program Monitoring Committee.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hoping its network of members in various states is effective at lobbying regulators to adopt recommendations for rules in the area of equine health and safety.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced April 8 it will Webcast its New Owner Seminar held Feb. 22 in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced March 27 its 2008 National Awards Dinner will be held at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington Sept. 6.
- By Ryan Conley
Questionable Thoroughbred industry sales practices that have been forced into the spotlight by lawsuits and legislation are apparently on the decline.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that Youbet.com will be the presenting sponsor of the 2007 TOBA National Awards Dinner scheduled for Sept. 8 at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. This marks the second consecutive year that Youbet.com has been the presenting sponsor of the event.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that Aretha Franklin will headline their National Awards Dinner Sept. 8 at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Feb. 14 that National City Bank has become an official marketing partner of its organization and will now have the opportunity to provide equine financial expertise to both existing and new TOBA members.
Allison Yaw has been named as the membership and education coordinator at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. She will be responsible for coordinating the association's seminars and clinics, and assisting with membership development and various TOBA programs.
Charismatic racing owner and airline boss V.J. Mallya called for greater integration and harmony and less "disconnection" among industry stakeholders at the 31st Asian Racing Conference in Dubai Jan. 25.
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, marking the first time that the event will be held on a Saturday.
Breeders' Cup and some of the top racetracks in the country have repackaged major stakes for 2007 in the hope of promoting the World Championships. The scheme includes guaranteed berths in the Breeders' Cup for horses that win stakes on six big-event days in the summer and early fall.
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