TOBA Names Breeders of the Year

The 28 winners will be honored at an awards ceremony Sept. 10 at Keeneland.

Edited TOBA Report

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association recently announced its annual list of recipients of its state breeder of the year awards. The winners will be honored at an awards ceremony Sept. 10 at Keeneland.

The state breeders of the year, who are selected by their representative Thoroughbred association and honored nationally by TOBA, are as follows:

Alabama – Bobby Pruitt, Flying P Ranch
Arizona – Dennis Weir 
California - Rich and Gaby Sulpizio, Magali Farms
Canada – Albert Brewster, Cool Spring Farm
Florida – Frank Stronach, Adena Springs South
Georgia - Karen & Dewey White, White Fox Farm
Illinois - Christine and Barry Janks, Carson Springs Farm
Indiana  - Michael & Penny Lauer, Two Creeks Farm 
Iowa - Sandra Rasmussen, River Ridge Ranch
Kansas - Jim McCoy, Orion Stable
Kentucky - Juddmonte Farm
Louisiana - Jack Dickerson 
Maryland - Dr. & Mrs. R. Thomas Bowman, Dance Forth Farm
Massachusetts - Tim Kirby, Smokey Valley Farm
Michigan - James & Marcia Arnold and Deb Miley, Arnold Farm
Minnesota - Camelia Casby 
Mississippi - Stewart Madison 
New Jersey - Dr. Robert Harris, Golden Dome Stable
New Mexico - Sam Stevens 
New York - Becky Thomas, Sequel Stallions NY
North Carolina - Reggie Beeson, Sophian Farm
Ohio - Ronald Fields 
Oklahoma - Dr. & Mrs. Warren Center, Mighty Acres Farm/Center Hill Farm
Oregon  - Dr. & Mrs. Mylon & Sharon Buck 
South Carolina - Othniel Wienges 
Texas - James Kenney and Jann Jones
Virginia - Edward Evans, Spring Hill Farm
Washington - Howard Belvoir 
West Virginia - Charles "Buck" Woodson, Jr., Buckstud

Two of these 29 winners will be selected as national breeder of the year and national small breeder of the year at TOBA’s National Awards Dinner Sept. 11 at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington. 

In addition to the national breeder awards, the dinner honors four regional owners of the year, a national owner of the year and The Racing Game’s new owner of the year. 

The event features a stallion show, silent auction, and entertainment by Nashville recording artist Danielle Peck. For tickets and information, call TOBA at (888) 606-8622 or (859) 276-2291.