Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association

Improving the economics, integrity and pleasure of Thoroughbred Racing

  • TOBA Honors Stronach and the Melnyks

    Frank Stronach of Adena Springs and Eugene and Laura Melnyk were the big winners during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's national awards dinner Friday night at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.

  • Bill Casner, new TOBA chairman.

    Casner to Take Over as Chairman of TOBA

    Bill Casner of WinStar Farm has been elected chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, replacing Cobra Farm's Gary Biszantz, who was first elected to a one-year term in 2001 and re-elected three successive years.

  • Mandatory Disclosure of Vet Practices Postponed

    The Monitoring Committee for the Sales Integrity Program has postponed implementation of the mandatory disclosure of acceptable veterinary practices, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Aug. 5.

  • Panel Hears Industry Opinions on Jockey Insurance

    A blue ribbon panel to study and resolve jockey insurance issues in Kentucky entertained opinions from industry representatives, including jockey and owners, Thursday about what form jockeys' insurance should take in the Commonwealth and who should pay for it.

  • TOBA Partners with Exclusive Resorts

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Tuesday that TOBA will be an exclusive partner with Exclusive Resorts, a leader in the new consumer segment of luxury residence clubs. The partnership originated out of interest in the National Awards Dinner to be held Sept. 9 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Exclusive Resorts identified TOBA members as a niche market for their product.

  • NTRA Board Takes No Action on 'Tour' Contract

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association took no action June 9 on a proposed contract with the Thoroughbred Championship Tour, a proposed series of big-event racing days scheduled to commence in 2006.

  • 'Unwanted Horse Summit' Picks Up Support

    More than 20 equine organizations have committed to send at least one representative to the first "Unwanted Horse Summit" scheduled for April 19 as part of the American Horse Council meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Greatest Game to Participate in Equine Affaire

    The Greatest Game, the Thoroughbred industry program that seeks to expand the scope of horse ownership by attracting and retaining new investors in the sport, will participate in "The Great American Horse Exposition Equine Affaire" at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, April 7.

  • Education on Sale Code of Ethics to Start at Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale

    It's been pretty quiet since the Sales Integrity Task Force released its code of ethics for public Thoroughbred auctions late last year. But that will change beginning with the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training on Tuesday at Calder Race Course, according to WinStar Farm co-owner Bill Casner, who heads a committee formed to publicize the code of ethics.

  • Time to Unite

    <i>By Gary Biszantz</i> - As chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association I feel an obligation to encourage all horsemen to unite and support uniform medication rules for the United States.

  • TOBA To Host New and Prospective Owners Seminar

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will host a New and Prospective Owners Seminar at Fair Grounds Race Course Feb. 12. The seminar will feature topics on the business of Thoroughbred ownership.

  • TOBA to Hold New Owners Seminar At Tampa Bay Downs

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Tuesday that its New and Prospective Owners Seminar will be held at Tampa Bay Downs Jan. 16 and will feature topics on Thoroughbred ownership.

  • New York Breeders' Sales Company Elects Officers

    The newly formed New York Thoroughbred Breeders' Sales Company elected officers and issued a statement regarding the recently released code of ethics drafted by the Sales Integrity Task Force during a Dec. 13 meeting.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Cot To Be Good

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Some unsolicited advice for Cot Campbell, chairman of the Sales Integrity Task Force: Get an unlisted telephone number. Campbell's stewardship of this most difficult issue was inspiring, and his phone soon should be ringing off the hook with inquiries and job offers from scores of failed committees, task forces, and do-nothing organizations within the Thoroughbred world and beyond.

  • TOBA Code of Ethics for Thoroughbred Auctions

    Reports of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association Sales Integrity Task Force establishing guidelines and providing forms to improve level of disclosure at Thoroughbred auctions.

  • Number of Graded Stakes for 2005 Declines by 13

    The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Wednesday its listing of U.S. graded stakes for 2005, the results of its annual grading session conducted Tuesday in Lexington, Ky.

  • Breeders' Cup Impact Goes Far Beyond Purses

    The financial implications of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships -- before, during, and after the event -- are huge, speakers said Oct. 29 during a seminar sponsored by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association at Lone Star Park.

  • TOBA Announces Quarterly Newsletter

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) has renewed its quarterly newsletter, now called <i>The TOBA Times</i>, that will update its members and others on TOBA programs and initiatives.

  • Juddmonte, Franks Receive Top Honors at TOBA Awards Dinner

    Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms was honored as National Breeder of the Year and the late John Franks was recognized as National Owner of the Year Friday night during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) National Awards Dinner at Juddmonte near Lexington.

  • TOBA Honors Breeders at Luncheon

    Breeders from around the country were recognized Friday afternoon at a luncheon at Keeneland hosted by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

  • Kentucky Considers Drug-Testing Proposal

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Association, at its next meeting Aug. 16, hopes to consider an upgraded drug-testing plan offered by the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

  • Blood-Horse Publications Launches Initiative to Educate Legislators about Thoroughbred Industry

    In an effort to educate Kentucky residents and legislators on the importance of the horse industry to the Commonwealth's economy, Blood-Horse Publications is providing each member of the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives with an annual subscription to <i>The Blood-Horse</i>, the company's flagship publication and the oldest continually published North American Thoroughbred magazine.

  • Moelises Honored by TOBA with Industry Service Award

    Herb and Ellen Moelis, founders of Thoroughbred Charities of America, have been named recipients of the Industry Service Award by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association it was announced Friday.

  • Biszantz to Serve Fourth Term as Chairman of TOBA

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has re-elected Gary Biszantz as chairman of its board of trustees. It will mark the fourth term for Biszantz. The action was taken Aug. 13 during the organization's annual board meeting in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • TOBA Moves Forward With Task Force on Sales

    The task force that will look into issues related to Thoroughbred sales will be inclusive, have 16 to 20 members, and could be in place by the end of August, officials with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association said.

  • Task Force To Study Sales Practices Announced

    In a press release issued Friday, The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association said it "will take a lead role" in the formation of a task force to study practices involving Thoroughbred sales as suggested by the Alliance for Industry Reform (AIR).

  • 'Tour' Moves Forward, Hires Metzger as CEO

    The board of directors of the Thoroughbred Championship Tour, a proposed owner-driven series of races tied to big-event days, said July 24 it has hired Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association president Dan Metzger to serve as president and chief executive officer.

  • Drug-Testing Plan for Graded Stakes Delayed

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association delayed implementation of its drug-testing protocol for graded stakes in the United States because not all jurisdictions were prepared to implement it, the American Graded Stakes Committee said July 14.

  • Couto Takes Over as TOC President

    Drew Couto, one of the founding directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, has been named president of the organization. He succeeds John Van de Kamp, who has been elected president of the State Bar of California.

  • TOBA Forms Committee to Study Jockey Ads

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has formed a committee that will study the use of jockey advertising in live races and try and come up with a plan "that benefits the entire sport."

  • NTRA Annual Report: Revenue Should Increase

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association anticipates bottom-line revenue for 2004 will come in at $400,000, up from $307,895 in 2003. Total operating revenues are expected to increase by more than $6 million this year.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Gotcha

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- In racing's ongoing drug war, the fiercest battles are being fought on the backstretch.

  • Graded Stakes Testing Plan Still on Target for Summer

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association remains committed to implementing a drug-testing program tied to the American Graded Stakes Committee by July 1, an official said April 1 during the Joint Conference of Racing Regulators in New Orleans.

  • TOBA, TCA Form Strategic Alliance

    Officials of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and Thoroughbred Charities of America announced Monday that the two organizations have agreed to a strategic alliance aimed at expanding TCA's charitable programs on behalf of the industry.

  • Here and There...

    The WinStar Derby and WinStar Sunland Park Oaks will be televised nationally by Fox Sports... Goldinrunner has been honored as 2003 Michigan-bred Thoroughbred horse of the year...The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's next "New and Prospective Owners Seminar" is scheduled for Friday at Turfway Park.