TOBA Launches Redesigned Web Site

Edited TOBA release
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced the launch of its newly redesigned Web site,

"The new TOBA Web site is streamlined and user-friendly," said TOBA president Dan Metzger. "We hope the new site will be a valuable resource for TOBA members and all Thoroughbred industry participants."

The Web site offers extensive information on Thoroughbred ownership including sections on the costs of ownership, veterinary and farrier care and recommendations for selecting industry advisors. Pedigree and conformation information is also available with illustrations and detailed explanations of each topic.

Also listed are the many programs that TOBA manages including the Sales Integrity Program, The Greatest Game and Claiming Crown. As the administrator of the American Graded Stakes Committee, TOBA's Web site features a members' guide and an explanation of the graded stakes process as well as a listing of U.S. graded stakes races.

TOBA has also added a gift membership function to the membership application section of the Web site.

The TOBA Web site also features the 2007 seminar and clinic schedule. TOBA, the only national organization representing Thoroughbred owners and breeders, offers educational seminars and clinics across the country. Following is the 2007 schedule, with date, location and type of seminar/clinic:

February 9, New Orleans, LA, New Owner Seminar
March 17-18, Ocala, FL, Auction, Pedigree and Conformation Clinic
April (tbd), Grand Prairie, TX, New Owner Seminar
May 20, Timonium, MD, Pedigree and Conformation Clinic
June 1-3, Lexington, KY, Three-day Breeding Clinic
August 10, Saratoga Springs, NY, New Owner Seminar
October 8-9, Lexington, KY, Pedigree and Conformation Clinic
October 26, Oceanport, NJ, New Owner Seminar