The Claiming Crown comes to Gulfstream Park for the south Florida oval's season opener Dec. 1, and local horsemen have responded enthusiastically with 97 entrants in the seven-race series worth a total of $850,000 in purses.
The annual auction is the key fund-raiser for Thoroughbred Charities of America.
Video coverage of The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association 27th Annual National Awards Dinner from Keeneland in Lexington. Watch Now
Ken and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year Sept. 7 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association national awards dinner held at Keeneland in Lexington.
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.
Two national organizations said Aug. 28 they find it "troubling" factions in Kentucky horse racing are opposing medication regulations proposed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission but shot down by a legislative committee.
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- Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The national owner and breeders of the year will be announced during TOBA annual awards dinner, being held at Keeneland.
There may be plenty of data out there on trainer performance, but for owners, selecting a conditioner involves much more than numbers, according to an owner and trainer that have worked together for about 15 years.
Peter Willmott has been re-elected to another three-year term as chairman of TOBA's board of trustees.
With few hours left before the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale Aug. 6, trainer Kenny McPeek shared the short list of horses he believes will bring big prices.
Some of racing's most notable owners pledged to race 2-year-olds of 2012 without furosemide and adjunct bleeder medications, TOBA announced July 19.
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- Thoroughbred Racing, Northeast Region, Kentucky, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct a Pedigree and Conformation Clinic on Monday, Aug. 6, and a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar on Thursday, Aug. 9, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Eighty-two non-profits got support from Thoroughbred Charities of America.
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 Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is the latest organization to respond to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board with its opinions on the use of the anti-bleeding medication furosemide on race day.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold a breeding clinic June 1-3.
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.
Trainer Dale Romans and owner Jim Culver discussed Thoroughbred ownership and the relationship between owners and trainers during a seminar hosted by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association May 3.
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 Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced April 11 that it will conduct a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar on May 3, at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville.
The important industry fundraiser begins with a telephone seasons auction Jan. 4-6 and ends with a live auction of select season Jan. 7 at Keeneland.
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.
Patrons at Keeneland on Oct. 29 will be given the opportunity to donate pari-mutuel tickets to Thoroughbred Charities of America, with all proceeds directed to Thoroughbred rescue and retirement.
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 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.
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.
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.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced June 30 grants totaling $903,450 have been awarded to 81 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA's mission.
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.
Keith Card, former president of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association and recently inducted into the state's Racing Hall of Fame, died March 8. He was 83.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct a Thoroughbred Racehorse Ownership Seminar March 23 at Portland Meadows in Portland, Ore.
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
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- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Kentucky, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
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 American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Dec. 2 released its listing of United States Graded Stakes for 2011, the results of its annual grading session conducted Dec. 1.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold a Thoroughbred pedigree and conformation clinic in Lexington Oct. 18-19.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Aug. 4 the re-election of Reynolds Bell Jr. as chairman of its Board of Trustees.
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.
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 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 Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Feb. 22 that it will conduct a New Owner Seminar March 12 at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla.
Herb Moelis, the president and founder of Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced his intention to retire as president effective June 30.
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