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Green named new finance director of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association

Jessica Green has been named as the senior director of finance and administration at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. Jessica Green (Photo from TOBA) Green joins TOBA from Lexmark International where she was a corporate reporting analyst. Green has extensive experience within the Thoroughbred industry, as she spent 17 years in the Keeneland finance department, rising from staff accountant...

TCA’s 28th annual Stallion Season Auction ends Friday; Celebration set for January 7

The 28th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction & Celebration, presented by LNJ Foxwoods is currently underway. The auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization. Bidding on the majority of the more than 200 stallion seasons will end on Friday, January 5 at 3 p.m. Bidding on six select seasons and all non-season items will conclude at the auction Celebration...

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 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...

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 to honor Bourbon Lane Stable, Jockey Club’s incentive program

Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Bourbon Lane Stable with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) with the TCA Industry Service Award at the 26th Annual Select Stallion Season Auction on Saturday, January 9 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. “Bourbon Lane Stable and the Thoroughbred Incentive Program have made tremendous contributions...

Ramseys, Coburn, Martin among the winners at TOBA's annual national awards dinner

Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey were honored for the second year in a row as National Owners and Breeders of the Year, and Steve Coburn and Perry Martin were named the National Small Breeders of the Year during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s 30th annual National Awards Dinner Friday at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky.   Fun House, dam of Untapable, was honored...

Top owners, breeders to be honored at 30th annual TOBA awards dinner at Hill 'n' Dale

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that the 30th annual National Awards Dinner will be held Friday, Sept. 11 at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky.   The National Awards Dinner honors owners and breeders from 24 states and Canada. Also honored are four Regional Owners of the Year, National Owner of the Year, two National Breeders of the Year, Broodmare of the Year,...

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...