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.
The Pedigree and Conformation Clinic, sponsored by Blood-Horse Publications, will feature conformation presentations and live evaluations as well as pedigree discussions that will include nicking, line breeding, outcrossing and inbreeding. Clinic speakers include Darley head of sales Charlie Boden, Equineline.com’s Tim Leith, trainer Kenny McPeek, Dr. Greg BonenClark, Doug Cauthen of Doug Cauthen Thoroughbred Management, and Guinness McFadden of Three Chimneys Farm. The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion. The registration fee for the clinic is $125 for TOBA members and $175 for non-members and includes all support materials, breakfast, and lunch.
The Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar, also sponsored by Blood-Horse Publications, will feature discussions on industry business issues, options for acquiring horses including partnerships, auctions, and claiming as well as a discussion about veterinary topics. Speakers include Jeff Cannizzo of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Syl Kiger of Kiger Insurance, accountant Andre Moglia, Amanda Simmons, an attorney with Shutts & Bowen, Matt Gatsas of Sovereign Stable, Gainesway Farm’s Debbie Easter, trainers Bill Badgett and Dallas Stewart, West Point Thoroughbred’s Terry Finley, Laurie Lane of ReRun, and Dr. Michael Chovanes. The seminar will begin at 8 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion and will include breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon of racing. The registration fee for the Ownership Seminar is $75 for TOBA members and $100 for non-members and includes all support materials, admission to the track, and meals. Complete agendas for both events can be found on www.toba.org.
TOBA’s next educational event is a Pedigree and Conformation Clinic, Oct. 8-9 in Lexington. The seminar will include farm tours, a pedigree workshop, and conformation evaluations. For a complete list of TOBA seminars and clinics visit www.toba.org or for more information, please contact Erin Crady at 859-276-2291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.