Keyword: TOBA

  • TOBA Announces 2015 Seminars and Clinics

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Jan. 7 the 2015 schedule for its seminars and clinics. These educational events feature various topics for prospective, new, and established owners and breeders.

  • The 16th running of the Claiming Crown will be held Dec. 6 at Gulfstream Park, which will host it for the third consecutive year.

    Claiming Crown Overcame Obstacles, Beat Odds

    While other concepts in the Thoroughbred business failed to come to fruition, and other racing events came, went, were scrapped, and are generally forgotten, the Claiming Crown survived and actually has grown.

  • The American St. Leger at Arlington Park, won in 2014 by The Pizza Man, was upgraded to grade III status for 2015.

    Few Major Changes in Graded Stakes for 2015

    Eight races that carried listed status in 2014 will be upgraded to grade III in 2015, highlighting a relatively stable review of graded and listed stakes completed by the American Graded Stakes Committee of TOBA.

  • 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.

  • Dr. J. David Richardson

    Richardson Named President-Elect of ACS

    Dr. J. David Richardson, professor of surgery and vice chairman, department of surgery, at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the American College of Surgeons.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kayla Urbasik and Kadin

    A Great Ambassador

    Thoroughbred Charities of America Youth Essay Contest co-winner Kayla Urbasik writes about her ex-racehorse, who became a talented show horse and good friend.

  • Joseph Sutton

    TOBA September Member of the Month

    Joseph Sutton picked a good time to be introduced to racehorses. While stationed at Fort Knox, he attended the 1973 Run for the Roses.

  • Sarah and Ken Ramsey

    Ramseys Win National Breeder, Owner Awards

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey took home honors as national owner of the year and national breeder of the year for 2013 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association National Awards Dinner in Lexington the evening of Sept. 5.

  • 2014 TOBA Awards Dinner

    Watch the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association 29th Annual National Awards Dinner, held in Lexington, Kentucky on September 5.

  • 2014 TOBA Awards Dinner

    You are watching the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association 29th Annual National Awards Dinner, held in Lexington, Kentucky. TOBA honors owners and breeders from 23 states and Canada. Also honored are four Regional Owners of the Year, National Owner of the Year, National Breeder of the Year, Broodmare of the Year, Rood & Riddle Sport Horse of the Year, and the Robert N. Clay Award.

  • Patricia Pavlish

    TOBA August Member of the Month

    This year, Patricia Pavlish has been on "fire" -- literally. Pavlish bred Fire with Fire, who has been a dominant presence on the turf.

  • Owners, Breeders to be Honored at TOBA Dinner

    Achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 22 states and Canada will be honored at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual National Awards Dinner.

  • Margaret Burlingham

    TOBA July Member of the Month

    A lifelong equine enthusiast, Margaret Burlingham imbues her racing endeavors with compassion for the animals she adores. That care shines through, especially for gelding Saint Leon.

  • Catesby Clay (left) with son Brutus Clay with Avaricity and her Hat Trick foal.

    TOBA June Member of the Month

    Runnymede Farm in Paris, Ky. is the matriarch of Bluegrass nurseries. Founded in 1867 by Colonel Ezekiel Clay, Runnymede has turned out stellar runners for nearly 150 years. Currently, Catesby Clay, carries on the legacy.

  • TCA Awards $512,105 in Grants

    Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has awarded grants totaling $512,105 in 2014 to 74 Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits that work to uphold TCA's mission.

  • Anita Cauley

    TOBA May Member of the Month

    Anita Cauley is living the dream, riding high with her homebred On Fire Baby. The gray mare is a red-hot standout in the older filly and mare division.

  • TOBA Seminar

    Trainers, owners, bloodstock agents and other Thoroughbred industry experts offered insights into ownership and training.

  • Gary Player

    Gary Player to Speak at Owners Conference

    Gary Player, a legend in the golfing world and a longtime Thoroughbred owner, breeder, and advocate of Thoroughbred aftercare, will deliver the keynote address when OwnerView, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

  • Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar Webcast

    Considering Thoroughbred racehorse ownership? Find out how to get started during a LIVE Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar webcast, presented by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association on Friday, April 18.

  • Mike Pietrangelo

    TOBA March Member of the Month

    For Mike Pietrangelo, fun is the name of the game. An attorney by trade, Pietrangelo owns and breeds in partnerships.

  • Joe Mulholland Jr.

    TOBA February Member of the Month

    Joe Mulholland Jr. is a throwback to the days of homegrown Kentucky horsemen. He works tirelessly on the family farm with his siblings and father to produce top-quality Thoroughbreds.

  • Michelle Rodriguez

    TOBA January Member of the Month

    Involved in every aspect of equine care, Rodriguez speaks passionately about the sport that's been part of her life for 30 years.

  • Harvey Clarke

    TOBA December Member of the Month

    Best known as the breeder of I'll Have Another, Harvey Clarke has continued his streak in 2013 with a number of brilliant juveniles now aiming for the next classics.

  • TCA Stallion Season Auction Approaching

    The 24th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season Auction will be held Jan. 2-4 and will offer a wide variety of seasons, trips, tickets, unique experiences, and other auction items.