Thoroughbred Charities of America welcomes Victoria Bennett as new development director

Victoria Bennett has been named as the development manager for Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). Bennett grew up in Lexington and is a graduate of the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. She has spent the last several years working in the areas of philanthropy and development, most recently with the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh, Penn. Victoria Bennett “I am excited to be...

TOBA names Spendthrift Farm regional owner of the year; WinStar Farm selected state breeder of year

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that Spendthrift Farm, Juddmonte Farms, John Oxley and Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence have been selected as the TOBA Regional Owners of the Year. The TOBA National Owner of the Year will be announced live at the TOBA National Awards Dinner, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Calumet Farm in Lexington. TOBA will also honor...

Breeders’ Cup director Jill Byrne to emcee TOBA National Awards Dinner at Calumet Farm

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that Jill Byrne will emcee the 32nd annual TOBA National Awards Dinner on Sept. 9 at Calumet Farm in Lexington. Byrne was recently named senior director of industry relations at Breeders’ Cup Limited. Previously, she was the director of broadcast and programming at Churchill Downs for the past nine years where she spent time between production...

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association names officers, five new trustees

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced the re-election of Dr. J. David Richardson as chairman of its Board of Trustees. Also joining Richardson on the Board of Trustees to serve three-year terms as new members are Robert Devlin, Terry Finley, Bernard McCormack, Charlie O’Connor and Garrett O’Rourke. Re-elected to three-year terms were current trustees Barbara Banke, Mike Caruso,...

Thoroughbred Charities of America announces appointment of five new directors

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced the appointment of Bing Bush, Robert Devlin, Claire Novak, Lonny Powell, and Anna Seitz to its Board of Directors. “We are thrilled that Bing, Bob, Claire, Lonny, and Anna have joined the TCA board. I look forward to working with each of them,” said Mike McMahon president of TCA. “We recently completed a strategic planning and board mapping exercise...

Thoroughbred Charities awards grants totaling over $460,000 to 71 industry related non-profits

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced that grants totaling $462,139 have been awarded to 71 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA’s mission. Additionally, nearly $24,000 was expended from the Horses First Fund within the organization’s last fiscal year to aid in the rescue of the 43 horses abandoned in Mercer County, Kentucky, bringing total support provided...

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to hold national awards dinner in Lexington

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that the 32nd annual TOBA National Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Calumet Farm in Lexington. The National Awards Dinner honors owners and breeders from 22 states and Canada. Also honored are the National Owner of the Year, four Regional Owners of the Year, National Breeder of the Year, Small Breeder of the Year, Broodmare...

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders to host Ownership Seminar at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hosting an Ownership Seminar on Saturday, July 15 at the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville, Ind. The day-long event is being held on the same day as the Indiana Derby and will offer those in town for the state’s top day of racing an up close and personal view of Thoroughbred ownership. The audience will have the opportunity to speak...

Annual TOBA Breeding Clinic set to visit top farms in central Kentucky this weekend

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s annual Breeding Clinic is scheduled for June 2-4 in Lexington. The three-day clinic will feature trips to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital with Dr. Thomas Riddle, Taylor Made Sales, home of California Chrome, Bowling Farm and Gainesway with resident top stallion Tapit. The clinic’s various topics will include lectures on reproduction, conformation,...

Downey joins TOBA as marketing and education director; Kirchner named director of membership

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has named Meredith Downey as Director of Marketing and Education and Aly Kirchner as Director of Membership/ Owners Concierge. Downey is a University of Kentucky graduate who comes to TOBA after spending the past six years in the hospitality and tourism industry, most recently working as the marketing manager at The Woodford Inn. “As a born-and-raised...

Thoroughbred Charities of America plans celebration around Evening with Team California Chrome

Thoroughbred Charities of America announced Tuesday that it will host a fundraising event entitled “An Evening with Team California Chrome” on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 7-9 p.m. at Matt Denny’s Ale House in Arcadia, Calif. The evening will feature a hosted conversation with Frank Taylor, Perry Martin, Art Sherman, and Victor Espinoza about the history-making career of California Chrome. All proceeds...

Lexington native McCauley selected for Thoroughbred Charities board of directors

Nathan McCauley has been named to the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) board of directors.   “We are pleased to welcome Nathan McCauley to the TCA board. Nathan’s energy, enthusiasm and creativity will be a huge asset and I look forward to working with him,” said Dan Rosenberg president of TCA.   Lexington native Nathan McCauley has been appointed to the board of directors for...

TOBA's annual Breeding Clinic set for May 15-17 at three Lexington farms, Hagyard Institute

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s annual Breeding Clinic is scheduled for May 15-17 in Lexington, Ky.   The three-day clinic, sponsored by Blood-Horse, will feature trips to Stonestreet Farm, Darley, Valkyre Stud and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. The clinic will feature lectures on reproduction, conformation, pedigree theories, breeding procedures, neonatal medicine, barren...

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association sets Lexington seminar

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding an educational Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar in Lexington in April.   The seminar, sponsored by Blood-Horse, will feature a trip to WinStar Farm’s training center, a private backstretch tour of Keeneland Race Course, and two days of live racing at Keeneland.   The event will begin on Saturday, April 18, with a visit to WinStar...

Thoroughbred sport horse divisional award winners announced, ceremony set for Jan. 17

Divisional winners of the Rood & Riddle Sport Horse Award for 2014 will be honored on Jan. 17 at the United States Equestrian Federation Silver Spur Awards held at the Lexington Convention Center (Creative Commons Photo)   Divisional winners of the Rood & Riddle Sport Horse Award for 2014 will be honored on Jan. 17 at the United States Equestrian Federation Silver Spur Awards held at...

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association releases schedule for seminars

Educational events sponsored by Blood-Horse Publications feature various topics for prospective, new and established Thoroughbred owners and breeders (TOBA Photo)   The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced the 2015 schedule for its seminars and clinics, educational events sponsored by Blood-Horse Publications featuring various topics for prospective, new and established Thoroughbred...

TOBA to hold two educational clinics and its members meeting in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding two educational events, as well as its annual Members Meeting, in Saratoga Springs, New York the first week of August.   Monday, August 4: Pedigree and Conformation Clinic at Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion   Pedigree discussions include general theory, such as in-breeding, out-crossing and nicking as well as overall conformational...

Keeneland seminar schools Thoroughbred owners on strategies for horse racing success

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar on Friday, April 18, 2014, at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky.   The seminar, sponsored by Blood-Horse Publications, will feature approaches to success, options for acquiring horses and resources for Thoroughbred owners. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch the morning workouts, participate...