Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced the 2017 schedule for its seminars and clinics. These educational events feature various topics for prospective, new and established Thoroughbred owners and breeders.

“It is such an honor to be able to host these clinics in partnership with the top racetracks, breeding farms and sales companies. This year we are headed internationally for the first time and will be in Canada for the Queen’s Plate,” said TOBA marketing and membership director Aly Strainer. “TOBA is expanding its reach to include fans, owners, breeders and industry professionals at a variety of settings and have space in the schedule to accommodate more exciting and new ideas that will be announced soon. These venues provide the best atmosphere possible for all experience levels to learn more about our sport.”

The 2017 schedule is below.

February 28: Pedigree & Conformation Clinic at Gulfstream Park (Hallandale Beach, Fla.)

March, April, May: TBD

June 2-4: Breeding Clinic in Lexington, Ky.

July 2: Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar at Woodbine (Toronto, Ontario)

July 15: Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (Shelbyville, Ind.)

August 8-9:  Pedigree & Conformation Clinic in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

August 13: Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar at Saratoga Racecourse (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

October 22-23: Pedigree & Conformation Clinic in Lexington, Ky.

December 2: Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar at Gulfstream Park

The TOBA seminars and clinics are open to both TOBA members and non-members. TOBA members receive a discounted rate for each clinic and non-members can join TOBA today to take advantage of the discount.

About TOBA
TOBA, based in Lexington, Ky., was formed in 1961 and is a national trade organization of leading Thoroughbred breeders and owners. TOBA’s mission is to improve the economics, integrity and pleasure of the sport on behalf of Thoroughbred owners and breeders. Projects managed by TOBA include the American Graded Stakes Committee, Claiming Crown, Ownership Seminars, Breeding, Conformation & Pedigree Clinics, TOBA Owners Concierge, OwnerView and the Sales Integrity Program. TOBA provides international representation for U.S. owners and breeders on the International Grading and Race Planning Advisory Committee, International Cataloguing Standards Committee and International Breeders Federation. Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) is the charitable arm of TOBA. TOBA Media Properties, a subsidiary of TOBA, owns The Horse magazine, Eclipse Press and is co-owner of The Blood-Horse LLC. TOBA is represented on the board of directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium as founding members.