Seminars, Clinics and Webcasts
TOBA offers educational, non-commercial seminars and clinics for prospective, new and established owners. TOBA’s goal is to provide industry participants with the knowledge necessary to improve the likelihood for success in the Thoroughbred business.
|February 28, 2017||Gulfstream Park; Hallandale Beach, FL||Pedigree & Conformation Clinic||$125||$175|
|June 2-4, 2017||Lexington, KY||Breeding Clinic||$450||$550|
|July 2, 2017||Woodbine Racetrack; Toronto, Ontario||Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar||$90||$140|
|August 8-9, 2017||Saratoga Springs, NY||Pedigree & Conformation Clinic||$270||$330|
|August 13, 2017||Fasig Tipton; Saratoga Springs, NY||Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar||$90||$140|
|October 22-23, 2017||Fasig Tipton; Lexington, KY||Pedigree & Conformation Clinic||$270||$330|
|December 2, 2017||Gulfstream Park; Hallandale Beach, FL||Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar||$90||$140|
Two Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar videos are available for purchase:
*TUESDAY February 28th PEDIGREE & CONFORMATION CLINIC at Gulfstream Park itinerary*
8:00am Breakfast, Check in & Registration at Gulfstream Park – Christine Lee’s 3rd Floor President’s Suite
8:30am Conformation 101 with Dr. Reid McClellan of Groom Elite
9:30am Live on track analysis of working horses with Anna Seitz, Ralph Nicks and Ron Moquett
10:45am Vet’s Perspective on X-ray Reports and Scope Grades with Dr. Jeffrey Berk
12:00pm Trainer’s Perspecitve on Selection, Pedigree and Conformation with Michelle Nihei
2:00pm Florida Bred Program with Tammy Gantt
3:00pm Auction Procedures and behind the scenes at Fasig Tipton with Reed Ringler
4:00pm Live demonstration of 2yo in training with Nick DeMeric and Allie Rice
March 29, 2015 Grand Prairie, Tex. Lone Star Park is the home of north Texas racing, and on March 29, it was the home of Thoroughbred ownership education for 18 potential and current owners. Reid
March 11-12, 2015 Ocala, Fla. Fourteen Thoroughbred owners and breeders gathered at Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company in Ocala, Fla. to learn from top industry professionals about the topics of pedigree and conformation. Tammy Gantt of
February 21, 2015 Hot Springs, Ark. The February 21 Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar at Oaklawn Park provided a wealth of information from both regionally- and nationally-recognized speakers. Bill McDowell, president of the Arkansas Thoroughbred Breeders’ and
December 6, 2014 Hallandale Beach, Fla. Gulfstream Park was a popular place to be on December 6 for three reasons: Championship Meet opening day, Claiming Crown and the TOBA Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar. Twenty-five prospective and
October 18-19, 2014 Lexington, Ky. TOBA held yet another successful educational event on the weekend of October 18-19 in Lexington, Ky. Thirty-three established and prospective owners and breeders attended the Pedigree & Conformation Clinic. Seven
August 7, 2014 Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Thursday, August 7 was an early morning for many Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar attendees, as they spent an hour track-side watching the morning workouts at the Saratoga Race Course. Jamie
August 4, 2014 Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Thirty-five current and prospective owners and breeders met at Fasig-Tipton in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. to expand their knowledge on pedigree and conformation of the Thoroughbred. Jeff Cannizzo, executive director
July 5, 2014 Arlington Heights, Ill. Fifteen current and prospective Thoroughbred owners gathered at Arlington Park on the morning of Saturday, July 5 to soak in the expertise of one dozen industry leaders on the
TOBA Owners Concierge
In this day and age with time being limited, the TOBA Owners Concierge is geared toward offering peace of mind by providing clear and concise information, presented in an organized and easily accessible format. The concierge service is an owner-based initiative that, both directly and indirectly, caters to the Thoroughbred owners’ needs, as well as serving as a liaison between the horse owner and the racetrack in addition to facilitating relations with the extended racing community.
Thoroughbred OwnerView is a free information website developed jointly by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association for new, prospective and current Thoroughbred owners. OwnerView includes a wealth of information about Trainers, Racing Syndicates, Getting Started, Licensing, Racetracks, Veterinary, Aftercare, Publications and State Incentive programs.
Read below for a brief description of what you will find on OwnerView.
Getting Started Owning Thoroughbreds
Publications & Books
Sales Integrity Program
At the behest of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, the Sales Integrity Program Task Force was developed in response to an expressed desire within the Thoroughbred Industry to improve the opportunity for buyers at public auction sales to feel informed, understand the various aspects of the process and be confident they were being fairly treated. The project was specifically geared toward the needs of new investors, but not designed exclusively for them. At the same time, it is recognized that the interests of consignors, breeders, agents, veterinarians, trainers, sale companies and horses need also to be protected and that the Thoroughbred auction scene inherently involves risks for all concerned.
The 22-person committee spent many hours, over several months, developing a Code of Ethics for public auction. The Code of Ethics incorporates issues of disclosure of ownership, dual agency (the practice of an agent accepting a commission from the buyer for purchasing/bidding on the horse on the buyer’s behalf and also accepting any commission or other commercial benefit from any party involved with the selling/consigning of the same animal, without disclosing this) and includes a sample agent disclosure agreement and a veterinary dual agency agreement.
TOBA provides Sales Integrity Program literature and materials to all of the major sales companies for distribution and display at their auctions. TOBA works to provide the education necessary for owners and breeders to make informed decisions at public auction.
National Awards Dinner
Congratulations to our 2016 award winners!
State Breeders of the Year
Arizona: AAA Ranch
Arkansas: McDowell Farm
California: Reddam Racing LLC
Canada: Tall Oaks Farm
Florida: Jacks or Better Farm
Illinois: Richard & Karen Papiese
Indiana: Justice Farm
Iowa: Allen Poindexter
Louisiana: Set-Hut Stables
Maryland: Dance Forth Farm
Massachusetts: Langdon Wilby & Mary Beth Reis
Michigan: Campbell Stables
Minnesota: Curtis Sampson
New Jersey: Holly Crest Farm
New Mexico: A & A Ranch
New York: Eklektikos Stable
North Carolina: Chandley Farm
North Dakota: Backhaus & Sons
Ohio: Blazing Meadows Farm & 3 Clovers Farm
Oregon: Oakhurst Thoroughbreds
South Carolina: Franklin G. Smith, Sr.
Texas: Eileen Hartis
Virginia: Keswick Stables
Washington: Coal Creek Farm
Regional Owners of the Year
East: Stonestreet Stables
Midwest: Ken & Sarah Ramsey
South: Zayat Stables
West: Paul & Zillah Reddam
National Owners of the Year
National Small Breeders of the Year
National Breeders of the Year
National Broodmare of the Year
Claiming Crown Horse of the Year
Key to Power
Rood & Riddle Sport Horse of the Year
Robert N. Clay Award
Thank you to our 2016 Awards Dinner sponsors!
Thank you to the following dinner program advertisers. We appreciate your support!
Bourbon Lane Stables
Delaware Certfied Thoroughbred Program
Flair Equine Nasal Strips
Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association
H.E. “Tex” Sutton Forwarding Company
Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms
Horse Racing Reform
Jackson Familly Wines
Kentucky Derby Museum
Kentucky Thoroughbred Association / KTOB
Live Oak Stud
National Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association
NTRA Legislative Action Committee
Pin Oak Stud
The Pond Lady
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
The Stronach Group
Thoroughbred Breeders Association of New Jersey
Thoroughbred Charities of America
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
TOBA Owners Concierge
West Point Thoroughbreds
West Virginia Breeders Classics
The Claiming Crown is a partnership between the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. The Claiming Crown was envisioned to be the claiming horse owner’s Breeders’ Cup; a special racing event, created for the sometime-forgotten “average owner,” and featuring some of the most competitive horses in the country. Every horse owner, regardless of the level at which their stable competes, has an equal chance to participate, as the Claiming Crown is open to all claiming horses irrespective of where they were foaled or race.
The Claiming Crown, which consists of nine races worth $1.1 million in purses, has been held annually since 1999 and has become the highlight on the racing calendar for horses which have started for claiming tags between $7,500 and $35,000.
Thoroughbred Charities of America
TCA’s mission is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers, by supporting qualified repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them. TCA grants funds to organizations in four categories including: Thoroughbred retirement, retraining and rehoming; research; backstretch and farm employee programs; and equine-assisted therapy programs. With the support of the Thoroughbred industry, TCA has distributed over $21 million in grants to more than 200 Thoroughbred-related non-profit organizations. TCA is a 501(c) (3) organization, governed by a Board of Directors. TCA is the charitable arm of TOBA.
TCA’s largest annual fundraiser is a Stallion Season Auction held each January in Lexington, Kentucky. For more information please visit www.tca.org.