Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association

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  • Patricia Moseley with Proctor's Ledge at the Saratoga Race Course September 11, 2017 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

    TOBA June Member of the Month

    Four-year-old Proctor's Ledge continues to get better and better. In 2018, Patricia L. Moseley's homebred filly has tallied the May 5 Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes (G2T).

  • Pope McLean Jr. at Keeneland on Sept. 14, 2016, in Lexington, Ky.

    TOBA April Member of the Month

    Talent runs as true in horsemen as in the Thoroughbreds they breed, a maxim exemplified by the McLeans of Kentucky.

  • Connections of Forever Unbridled celebrate winning the Breeders Cup Distaff on November 3, 2017

    TOBA March Member of the Month

    Over the last six months, the name of Fred W. Hertrich III has become synonymous with the Breeders’ Cup. In September 2017, the Delaware-based horseman was elected to the chairmanship of the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors.

  • Jane Lyon is the TOBA February Member of the Month

    TOBA February Member of the Month

    In 2017, Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm bred a pair of grade 1-winning two-year-olds: Moonshine Memories and McKinzie. She also owns Littleprincessemma, dam of 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah.

  • Mary and Chester Broman

    TOBA January Member of the Month

    This past fall, Bar of Gold chose the perfect moment to shine. A New York homebred for Chester and Mary Broman, Bar of Gold upset the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) at odds of 66-1.

  • Dan Rosenberg

    TCA to Honor Dan Rosenberg and CTA

    Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Dan Rosenberg with the Allaire du Pont Leadership Award and Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award at the 28th annual Stallion Season Auction & Celebration.

  • Brian Trump

    TOBA December Member of the Month

    The traditional gift for a five-year anniversary is wood. But Rockingham Ranch, founded in 2012 by Gary Hartunian, celebrated a half-decade in operation with two Breeders’ Cup trophies. 

  • The Delaware Handicap, won by Songbird this year, has been downgraded from grade 1 to grade 2 status for 2018

    AGSC Announces U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes for 2018

    The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Dec. 1 presented its listing of U.S. graded and listed stakes races for 2018, the result of its annual grading session conducted Nov. 28 and 29 in Lexington.

  • LNJ Foxwoods Renews Sponsorship of TCA Seasons Auction

    The TCA Stallion Seasons Auction, which includes an online auction Jan. 3-5 and a live auction Jan. 7, is the organization's largest fundraiser. LNJ Foxwoods will be the event's top sponsor for its third consecutive year.

  • TOBA November Member of the Month

    On September 13, one outstanding yearling colt shone like a copper penny—his breeder Alina Muther's Copper Penny Stables, that is. The dark bay son of Orb – Tally Ho Dixie, by Dixieland Band brought $1 million. 

  • Joe Harper welcomed participants to the Thoroughbred Owner Conference, co-hosted by OwnerView and BloodHorse

    Passion for Sport Highlighted at Owner Conference

    The fourth Thoroughbred Owner Conference, co-hosted by OwnerView and BloodHorse, concluded Nov. 1 with presentations on the experiences of turf writers, the claiming game, and veterinary issues.

  • FTBOA Names Board Members

    Bobby Jones and Dr. Fred Yutani, both of Ocala, Fla., have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association board of directors while Barry Berkelhammer, Gil Campbell and Greg Wheeler, return to the board.

  • Rick and Sharon Waller

    TOBA October Member of the Month

    Twenty-two years ago, a chance favor turned a couple on to Thoroughbred racing. Now, Californians Eric “Rick” Waller and his wife, Sharon, own homebred Spectator, who won her first two starts—including the August 5 Sorrento Stakes (G2) at Del Mar.

  • Don Robinson

    TOBA September Member of the Month

    Along with boyhood friend Alan Schubert, Don Robinson races standout turf mare Cambodia, whom he co-bred with late partner Eric Kronfeld of Maverick Productions.

  • Broodmare of the Year Leslie's Lady with her 2017 Medaglia d'Oro colt at Nancy and Fred Mitchell's Clarkland Farm near Lexington, Ky. July 3, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky.

    TOBA Announces Regional Owners of the Year

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Aug. 30 that Juddmonte Farms, John Oxley, Spendthrift Farm and Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence have been selected as the TOBA Regional Owners of the Year.

  • Sol Kumin was the winner of the inaugural new owner of the year award in 2015

    Call for New Owner of the Year Nominations

    OwnerView announced Aug. 17 that it is accepting nominations for the 2017 new owner of the year award presented by Fasig-Tipton, which will honor a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact. 

  • Fager to Deliver Thoroughbred Owner Conference Keynote

    Jeff Fager, the award-winning executive producer of CBS News’ “60 Minutes” and a Thoroughbred owner, will deliver the keynote address when OwnerView and BloodHorse host the fourth Thoroughbred Owner Conference in Del Mar, Calif., this fall.

  • Miss Inclusive finishes first in 2016 Parx Oaks

    Industry Groups Ask for Change in Parx Oaks Ruling

    Raising concerns about the sport's integrity and potential long-term impact on future assessments by breeders and buyers, major industry groups are requesting the Pennsylvania regulator change its decision to recognize two winners of the Parx Oaks.

  • Mike Ryan

    TOBA June Member of the Month

    Recently, horseman Mike Ryan's dreams have come up classic: He co-bred May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming and bought May 20 Preakness (G1) victor Cloud Computing as a yearling.

  • Lauren Woolcott

    TOBA May Member of the Month

    In the April 1 Pan American (G2T) at Gulfstream Park, Sadler’s Joy edged out his rivals to earn first graded stakes win. Sadler’s Joy (Kitten’s Joy - Dynaire, by Dynaformer) is a homebred for Rene and Lauren Woolcott of Woodslane Farm.

  • TOBA March Member of the Month

    Until now, the Whithams' best runners have primarily been older horses, but 2016 marked a change. In addition to McCraken, they own Linda, a four-year-old filly who captured the Mrs. Revere (Gr. II) at Churchill Downs last year.