The number of trainers that have nominated themselves for the right to nominate horses to the $1 million Claiming Crown increased this year to 283 from 276 in 2012.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold a Thoroughbred Pedigree and Conformation Clinic Oct. 7-8 in Lexington.
Coverage of the 2013 TOBA Awards held in Lexington, Kentucky, on September 6, 2013. Watch Video
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association named J. Paul Reddam the leading owner of 2012. Ocala Stud was named the top national breeder and Morton Fink was honored as the leading small breeder of 2012.
The 2013 edition of the Glens Falls Stakes, which was scheduled for the turf as a grade III but moved to the dirt Sept. 2 at Saratoga Race Course, will be considered a listed stakes race.
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 Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Aug.26 that Donna Barton Brothers will host the 28th Annual National Awards Dinner Sept. 6 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Kentucky.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, TOBA
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will honor numerous owners and breeders at its 28th Annual National Awards Dinner Sept. 6 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington.
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.
The minimum purse for grade I and grade II stakes will be raised by $50,000 for 2014. An increase for grade III stakes may be made in 2015.
Peter Willmott was re-elected chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association board of trustees Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Total purses for The Claiming Crown of 2013 are expected to reach $1 million and the program expanded to eight races. The program will likely be run for a second year in a row at Gulfstream Park.
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.
Thirty non-profit organizations that found new homes for 805 Thoroughbreds in 2012 were beneficiaries of the grants.
Prominent Indiana Thoroughbred owner and breeder Don W. Myers Sr. died July 25 at home with his wife Dana and granddaughter Christina Lawton by his side. He was 92.
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.
Children aged 7 and older as well as adults lined up to take advantage of the free rides in the Del Mar infield July 21 as part of the Time to Ride program.
An unusual deal between Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Tribal Community has quickly led to increased interest in Thoroughbred breeding and racing in Minnesota.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced July 16 the awarding of grants totaling $502,058 to 72 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA's mission.
OwnerView, the website developed by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to assist Thoroughbred owners, has added sections devoted to veterinary care and racetracks.
From May 31 to June 2 owners and breeders from all corners of the U.S., and Canada, converged in Lexington to spend three days immersed in all aspects of the Thoroughbred breeding process.
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 Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced May 16 that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic in Lexington May 31-June 2. All aspects of breeding will be presented and farm tours will be included.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that its Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar, to be held April 19 at Keeneland, will be available as a webcast.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold a Thoroughbred ownership seminar Friday, April 19, at Keeneland in Lexington.
A seminar called "Flair Nasal Strips: The Clinically Proven Alternative to Lasix" will be held at Keeneland April 9.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold a Thoroughbred Pedigree and Conformation Clinic Sunday, March 24 at Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, Fla.
The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is working with Gulfstream Park and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to secure a three-year contract for the Claiming Crown.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has scheduled its 2013 seminars and clinics.
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Brisk bidding on 22 stallion seasons and assorted getaways and sports packages raised more than $750,000 Jan. 5, during the 23rd Annual Select Stallion Season Auction benefiting the Thoroughbred Charities of America.
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 annual auction is the key fund-raiser for Thoroughbred Charities of America.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold a Thoroughbred Pedigree and Conformation Clinic Monday, Oct. 8, and Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Lexington.
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.
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.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, TOBA
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.
A race-day ban of Salix in graded stakes for 2-year-olds would be extended to listed stakes as part of a new evaluation program.
Penny Chenery has been selected as the Honor Guest of the Thoroughbred Club of America's Testimonial Dinner. The event takes place at Keeneland Sept. 30.
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.
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.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced that Shannon Arvin, Braxton Lynch, and Peter Willmott have been named to three-year terms on its board of directors.
In advance of an expected vote by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission June 13, the American Graded Stakes Committee reaffirmed its desire to ban all race-day medication in graded stakes for 2-year-olds.
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.
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