Youbet First Title Sponsor of TOBA Awards Dinner will be the first ever title sponsor of the annual Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association awards dinner. This year's event will be held Sept. 8 at Vinery near Lexington.

"Youbet and its family of companies is proud to become the first title sponsor for this prestigious event," said Youbet CEO Charles F. Champion. "TOBA's goals are in line with our own when it comes to producing a favorable economic environment for the industry and particularly one that rewards the essential role of owners and breeders in our sport."

Now in its 21st year, the TOBA dinner honors the achievements of Thoroughbred owners from four North American racing regions and breeders in 26 states and Canada. Also honored at the dinner are the National Breeder of the Year, National Owner of the Year, National Small Breeder of the Year, and the Greatest Game's New Owner of the Year.

"We are honored to welcome as the presenting sponsor to our National Awards Dinner," said Dan Metzger, president of TOBA. "It is only fitting that we will honor outstanding achievements in Thoroughbred racing and breeding with, which is clearly an innovative market leader in advance deposit wagering and technology."