Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association

Improving the economics, integrity and pleasure of Thoroughbred Racing

  • 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.

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    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.

  • TOBA's First 50 Years

    The national Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association celebrates 50 years of working toward sale integrity, shepherding the graded stakes program, and finding ways to recruit and educate new owners.

  • TOBA Latest Group to Support Medication Ban

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association said April 14 it supports the recent proposal by the Association of Racing Commissioners International to develop a plan to eliminate the use of race-day medication.

  • TOBA to Host Members Open House

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) will host a members open house Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Keene Place located on the grounds of Keeneland.

  • Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional: Swept Away

    New Jersey-born owner, trainer, and breeder Edwin Broome obviously relishes the mountaintops in racing much more than the inevitable valleys, but like every other horseman he knows both extremes are part of playing the game.

  • Support the TCA - By Erin Crady

    Many rely on our funding for basic horse care needs, while others may use the grants to build new pastures so they can expand their facilities.

  • Jerry and Ann Moss were named leading national owners of 2009 by the Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association.

    National and State Breeders, Owners of 2009

    Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association names Jerry and Ann Moss the leading owners for 2009. Edward Evans is TOBA's national breeder of the year, and Hi Card Ranch is the top small breeder of the year.

  • TOBA Schedules Two Events in Saratoga

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association conduct a pedigree and conformation clinic on Monday, Aug. 2 and a Thoroughbred ownership seminar on Thursday, Aug. 5 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Study Looks at Number of 'DNFs' by Surface

    A study performed by Equibase at the request of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association indicates the percentage of "career-ending did-not-finish" incidents was about twice as high on dirt than on synthetics in 2009.

  • Rood & Riddle Creates New Annual Awards

    To call attention to these horses' second career possibilities, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has created a series of annual awards, the first of which will be presented to the top Thoroughbred sport horses of 2009.

  • TOBA Announces 2010 Seminar Schedule

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced its 2010 seminar and clinic schedule. TOBA will offer five new owner seminars, a three-day breeding clinic, and two pedigree and conformation clinics.

  • Guild, TOBA Still Working on Jockey Ads

    Although the first Triple Crown race is still six months away, negotiations continue to try to reach agreement on how to handle revenue from advertising on apparel worn by jockeys in the three races.

  • Thoro-Graph Reports Part of Grading Process

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Oct. 22 that the American Graded Stakes Committee will begin using customized Thoro-Graph reports in addition to its other statistical measurements as part of the materials for the 2009 grading session.

  • Crady Named to Direct Thoroughbred Charities

    Erin Crady, the director of marketing and communications for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, has been named the new executive director of Thoroughbred Charities of America.

  • Richardson Named to Graded Stakes Committee

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that Dr. J. David Richardson has been appointed to a three-year term on the American Graded Stakes Committee.

  • NetJets to Sponsor Annual TOBA Awards Dinner

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Aug. 3 that NetJets will be the presenting sponsor of the 2009 TOBA National Awards Dinner to be held Sept. 11 at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.

  • Thoroughbred Charities Awards Grants

    Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has announced grants of $879,547 have been awarded to 86 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits.