Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association

Improving the economics, integrity and pleasure of Thoroughbred Racing

  • Plans for State-Bred Cup Day Progress

    Plans for a national state-bred championship series tied to the Breeders' Cup moved forward Friday during a Breeders' Cup board of directors meeting in Lexington, officials said. If the program comes to fruition, it would be held the Friday before the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, perhaps next year.

  • Hettinger to Receive Industry Service Award

    John Hettinger, winner of a Special Eclipse Award in 2000, has been selected recipient of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Industry Service Award. Hettinger, owner of Akindale Farm in Pawling, N.Y., will receive the award at the TOBA National Awards Dinner Sept. 7 at Adena Springs Farm in Midway, Ky.

  • TOBA Winners Announced

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association named four owners as recipients of its 2001 Regional Owner of the Year Awards.

  • Biszantz to Head TOBA Board

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Friday the election of Gary Biszantz as chairman of its board of trustees. Joining Biszantz on the board for three-year terms as new members will be John Amerman, John Ed Anthony, Cot Campbell, Bob Courtney Jr., Willian Heiligbrodt, R.D. Hubbard, Eugene Melnyk, Debby Oxley, George Strawbridge, Kenny Trout, Tom Van Meter, and Charlotte Weber.

  • Adena Springs to Host 2001 TOBA Awards Dinner

    For the second time in three years, Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Midway, Ky., will host the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association National Awards Dinner. TOBA announced that the 2001 edition will take place on Friday, Sept. 7.

  • Charity Auction Thefts Pursued

    Organizers of the ninth annual Shoemaker Foundation are looking for the person or persons responsible for taking a conformation painting of Secretariat from the annual dinner held at Walmac International near Lexington Sept. 9.

  • Five Owners Honored By TOBA

    The national Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has named five owners to receive its regional "Owner of the Year" awards at the organization's annual awards dinner Sept 8.

  • TOBA Becomes Founding Member of NTRA

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has become the sixth founding member of the Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), with the two organizations announcing Friday they plan to pool resources in areas of shared priorities, including working together with other Thoroughbred industry leaders, in new owner development and retention programs.<br>

  • Owners Hear Plans For National Racing License

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, which is set to embark ona plan to introduce new owners to the game, was briefed Friday morning onsomething dear to the hearts of owners-a national racing license that wouldcut a lot of red tape.