Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association

Improving the economics, integrity and pleasure of Thoroughbred Racing

  • Peter Callahan

    TOBA July Member of the Month

    Whether in partnerships or solo, Peter J. Callahan has a finger in every equine pot. Most recently, three-year-old colt Collected (whom he co-bred with historic Runnymede Farm of Paris, Kentucky) made a splash on this year’s Derby trail.

  • Retired Racehorse Project Logo

    TCA Sponsors Thoroughbred Makeover

    The Retired Racehorse Project and Thoroughbred Charities of America June 21 jointly announced that TCA will be the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium this fall.

  • Thoroughbred Charities of America

    McMahon Elected TCA President

    Mike McMahon, co-owner of McMahon and Hill Bloodstock and founder of Bourbon Lane Racing Stable, has been elected president of the Thoroughbred Charities of America, the organization announced June 7.

  • Registration Open for Owner Conference

    The conference will coincide with Breeders' Cup week and will have panels about racehorse ownership. It will also feature a variety of social events and provide reserved seating for both Breeders' Cup days.

  • Amy Tarrant

    TOBA March Member of the Month

    For Amy Tarrant, life imitates racetrack success -- aptly demonstrated in this case by Life Imitates Art, whom she bred at her Hardacre Farm in Ocala, Florida.

  • Jack Swain III

    TOBA January Member of the Month

    Breeder Jack Swain III resides in Manhattan, but his heart may reside in the Bluegrass. This year, his biggest equine stars included the now-five-year-old Noble Bird, who won the June 13 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I).

  • TOBA November Member of the Month

    In 2016, Machmer Hall Farm will celebrate its 15th anniversary and is heading into that monumental occasion off its best year yet.

  • Bruce Lunsford

    TOBA October Member of the Month

    Bruce Lunsford is a Kentuckian to the core. Having served as state commerce secretary and as an integral member of several Kentucky businesses, Lunsford has since turned to the Bluegrass State's equine pastime.

  • 2015 TOBA Awards Dinner

    Held on September 11, 2015, the TOBA Awards honor owners and breeders from 24 states and Canada.

  • Ken (right) and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year.

    Ramseys National Owner, Breeder for 2014

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year the evening of Sept. 11 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association national awards dinner held at Hill 'n' Dale Farms.

  • Stacy Mitchhart to Conclude TOBA Dinner

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that Nashville-based singer/songwriter Stacy Mitchhart and his band will perform American blues music at the conclusion of the 30th annual National Awards Dinner.

  • Darrell and Sadie Brommer

    TOBA July Member of the Month

    Owner-breeders Darrell and Sadie Brommer hit the big time on June 13. That day, their homebred three-year-old Prado's Sweet Ride edged out Lady Zuzu to win the nine-furlong Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Bob and Myrna Luttrell

    TOBA June Member of the Month

    Robert Luttrell's homebred Promise Me Silver delivered gold to take the seven-furlong Eight Belles Stakes May 1. The sophomore filly came home in a speedy 1:22.90, posting a one-and-a-quarter length victory over Callback.

  • Sam-Son Farm

    TOBA May Member of the Month

    Sam-Son Farm just keeps racking up the accolades. TOBA's Canadian Breeder of the Year in 2014, the Ontario-based operation experienced its latest triumph with homebred Deceptive Vision.

  • John Gunther

    TOBA April Member of the Month

    John Gunther hit it big time on March 28, 2015 when two horses he bred won graded/group races on two sides of the world.

  • Robin Murphy with Tidal Volume

    TOBA November Member of the Month

    Leading the pack of Ohio breeders is Robin L. Murphy, who stands nearly a dozen stallions at her 80-acre Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio.

  • TOBA October Member of the Month

    On October 4, Jay Em Ess, spearheaded by Samantha Siegel, produced its first homebred grade I winner when two-year-old filly By the Moon captured the Frizette Stakes at Belmont Park.

  • Dr. Larry Bramlage

    Owners Schooled on Horse Health, Care Issues

    Owners at the Thoroughbred Ownership Conference were given a tutorial in proper horse care, common health and physical problems, and what some organizations are doing to improve the quality of life for horses and people.

  • Anna Seitz, managing partner of Hit the Board Stables

    Young Owners Tout Race-Day Experience

    A Youtube video showing Anna Seitz, managing partner of Hit the Board Stables, cheering home the outfit's Thoroughbred I'm Already Sexy to a victory in the Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) sums up the joys of racehorse ownership.

  • Mary Eddy

    Shedding My Mask

    Thoroughbred Charities of America Youth Essay Contest co-winner Mary Eddy writes about the life lessons learned at Old Friends at Cabin Creek.