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Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association news release (6/3/14)

Carrie Vaught
Director of Membership and Marketing
(859) 276-2291

TOBA to Hold Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar in Illinois, July 5

Lexington, Ky. – The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hosting a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar on Saturday, July 5 at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Ill. The seminar, sponsored by Blood-Horse Publications, will feature discussions on the owner/trainer relationship, options for acquiring horses, business issues, Thoroughbred retirement and resources for Thoroughbred owners. The seminar will conclude with lunch at Arlington Park followed by an afternoon of racing.

Seminar attendees can also enjoy an evening of fireworks and music at the race track on Friday, July 4 (this is not a TOBA-sponsored event and attendees are responsible for purchasing their own tickets).

The seminar agenda, along with a complete schedule of upcoming 2014 seminars and clinics, is available at These highly educational events are informative for both new and current Thoroughbred owners and breeders. TOBA members receive a discounted rate for each clinic and non-members can join TOBA today to take advantage of the discount.

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, 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 is the owner of The Blood-Horse Inc., and is represented on the board of directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium as founding members.


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