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.
|June 2-4, 2017||Lexington, KY||Breeding Clinic||$450||$550|
|July 1, 2017||Woodbine Racetrack; Toronto, Ontario||Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar||$90||$140|
|July 15, 2017||Indiana Grand Racing & Casino; Shelbyville, IN||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:
*June 2nd – 4th Pedigree & Conformation Clinic (Lexington, KY) Itinerary*
Friday, June 2nd
11:00am – Check In and Lunch at Courtyard Marriott conference room | 3100 Wall St. Lexington, KY 40513
11:15am – Opening Remarks | Dan Metzger, TOBA President
11:30am – Microchip and registration: The Jockey Club | Rick Bailey, The Jockey Club
12:15pm – Nicking—Planning matings on paper | Byron Rogers, Performance Genetics
1:45pm – Depart for Rood & Riddle Hospital | 2150 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511
2:15pm – Theriogenology | Dr. Riddle, Rood and Riddle
3:15pm – Rood & Riddle Tour
4:00pm – Depart Rood & Riddle
4:30pm – Cocktail reception at BruBurger | 3010 Lakecrest Circle, Lexington, KY
Saturday, June 3rd
9:30am – Check In and Breakfast at Courtyard Marriott | 3100 Wall St. Lexington, KY 40513
10:00am – Depart for Taylor Made Farm | 2765 Union Mill Rd. Nicholasville, KY 40356
10:30am – Facility Tour and Overview – Mare and Foal division
12:00pm – Lunch Break | Lunch is generously sponsored by Daddy Joes
1:00pm – Stallion Show & Conformation | Taylor Made Farm Bloodstock
2:00pm – Live Breeding Demonstration
3:00pm – Yearling Programs – sales selection and preparation | Taylor Made Farm Yearling Manager
4:00pm – Depart Taylor Made Farm
Sunday, June 4th
8:30am – Check In and Breakfast at Courtyard Marriott | 3100 Wall St. Lexington, KY 40513
9:00am – Thoroughbred Aftercare | Erin Crady, Thoroughbred Charities of America
9:30am – Equineline & Resources available to the breeder/owner | Tony Ottaiano, Equineline.com/Jockey Club Information Systems
10:15am – Concierge Program/OwnerView | Aly Strainer, TOBA
10:45am – Depart for Bowling Farm | 3750 Paris Pike #1, Lexington, KY 40511
11:30pm – Farm tour, mare and foal conformation, corrective shoeing of foals, nutrition of mares in foal, weaning mares, and weaned foals.
11:30pm – Lunch at Bowling Farm
12:45pm – Depart for Gainesway Farm | 2937 Paris Pike Lexington, KY 40511
1:00pm – Stallion showcase and mating selections
3:45pm – Return to Courtyard Marriott & Closing Remarks
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
Sales Integrity Program
National Awards Dinner
Congratulations to our 2016 award winners!
Thank you to our 2016 Awards Dinner sponsors!
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.