Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association

Improving the economics, integrity and pleasure of Thoroughbred Racing

  • Dialed In at Darby Dan Farm

    TOBA Breeding Clinic Takes Place in Lexington

    From May 31 to June 2 owners and breeders from all corners of the U.S., and Canada, converged in Lexington to spend three days immersed in all aspects of the Thoroughbred breeding process.

  • TOBA to Offer Breeding Clinic in Lexington

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced May 16 that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic in Lexington May 31-June 2. All aspects of breeding will be presented and farm tours will be included.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Three-Year Deal Sought for Claiming Crown

    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is working with Gulfstream Park and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to secure a three-year contract for the Claiming Crown.

  • Activity Brisk at TCA Charity Auction

    Brisk bidding on 22 stallion seasons and assorted getaways and sports packages raised more than $750,000 Jan. 5, during the 23rd Annual Select Stallion Season Auction benefiting the Thoroughbred Charities of America.

  • Claiming Crown 2012

    Listen to Tom LaMarra discuss the 2012 Claiming Crown with TOBA president Dan Metzger, Gulfstream Park COO Tim Ritvo, and Owner/Breeder Ken Ramsey.

  • 2012 TOBA National Awards Dinner

    Video coverage of The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association 27th Annual National Awards Dinner from Keeneland in Lexington.

  • Ken and Sarah Ramsey

    Ramseys National Owner, Breeder for 2011

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year Sept. 7 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association national awards dinner held at Keeneland in Lexington.

  • Leach to Host TOBA Dinner

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Aug. 30 that Tom Leach will host the 27th Annual National Awards Dinner to be held Sept. 7 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington.

  • Salix

    Groups Critical of KY Medication Rules Vote

    Two national organizations said Aug. 28 they find it "troubling" factions in Kentucky horse racing are opposing medication regulations proposed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission but shot down by a legislative committee.

  • Trainer Dallas Stewart (left) and West Point Thoroughbreds president Terry Finley speak at the ownership seminar.

    Owner-Trainer Relationship Topic at Seminar

    There may be plenty of data out there on trainer performance, but for owners, selecting a conditioner involves much more than numbers, according to an owner and trainer that have worked together for about 15 years.

  • TOBA to Conduct Seminars at Saratoga

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct a Pedigree and Conformation Clinic on Monday, Aug. 6, and a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar on Thursday, Aug. 9, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Arvin, Lynch, Willmott Named to TCA Board

    Thoroughbred Charities of America announced that Shannon Arvin, Braxton Lynch, and Peter Willmott have been named to three-year terms on its board of directors.

  • AGSC Restates Desire for Salix Ban in Stakes

    In advance of an expected vote by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission June 13, the American Graded Stakes Committee reaffirmed its desire to ban all race-day medication in graded stakes for 2-year-olds.

  • Salix

    TOBA Latest to Submit Salix Comments in NY

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is the latest organization to respond to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board with its opinions on the use of the anti-bleeding medication furosemide on race day.

  • Trainer Dale Romans and owner  Jim Culver

    Romans, Culver Talk Racehorse Ownership

    Trainer Dale Romans and owner Jim Culver discussed Thoroughbred ownership and the relationship between owners and trainers during a seminar hosted by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association May 3.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Claiming Crown Moves to Gulfstream

    Gulfstream Park will host the 14th running of the Claiming Crown on the opening day of its 2012-2013 meet Dec. 1, 2012. The 2012 event will see a significant increase in purses to $850,000 for seven races.

  • 2YO Graded Stakes Ban Still Being Pursued

    The American Graded Stakes Committee is taking a more realistic approach to implementing a pilot program to ban race-day medication for juvenile graded stakes. It acknowledges regulatory change will take time.

  • AGSC Postpones Race-Day Medication Ban

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's American Graded Stakes Committee announced Feb. 24 it has postponed implementing a ban on race-day medication in graded stakes races for 2-year-olds in 2012.

  • TOBA's 2012 Seminar and Clinic Schedule

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced its 2012 seminar and clinic schedule. The schedule includes three ownership seminars, a breeding clinic, and three pedigree and conformation clinics.

  • The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, won in 2011 by Stephanie's Kitten, will be a grade I in 2012. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_phot

    Four New Grade I Stakes for 2012

    Nine stakes were upgraded and four achieved graded status for 2012 after a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The panel reviewed 659 unrestricted stakes in the U.S. worth at least $75,000.

  • 'Listed' Races to Face Annual Quality Review

    The group that oversees black-type status for sales catalogs in the U.S. and Canada has announced that "Listed" races will be reviewed on an annual basis to determine if any should be downgraded, based on quality.