TOBA: Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association

TOBA Working for You

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association provides a range of valuable services for its individual and state association members. North America's most influential and active organization for Thoroughbred owners and breeders, TOBA represents the interests of its members at the industry's policymaking level. TOBA is the voice of owners and breeders - and for the sport of Thoroughbred racing.

American Graded Stakes Committee

TOBA manages the American Graded Stakes Committee. Graded Stakes races provide owners and breeders with a benchmark for quality of races and horses. The committee has been at the forefront of medication and testing reform.

Thoroughbred Charities of America

TOBA’s charitable arm is Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), a non-profit organization, whose mission is to raise money for Thoroughbred rescue, retirement, retraining, research, education, backstretch and therapeutic riding programs.

New Owner Recruitment

TOBA is the only national organization that coordinates Ownership Seminars, effectively recruiting new owners and breeders to the Thoroughbred industry.

Thoroughbred OwnerView

TOBA co-created, a website for prospective, new and existing owners to obtain relevant information about ownership as well as statistical data.

Racing Medication and Testing Research

TOBA is a founding member of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, a program that develops policies to ensure the welfare of racehorses and maintain fairness among the betting public.

Legislative Actions

TOBA maintains a seat on the American Horse Council’s Racing Advisory Committee, making us a valuable resource for Thoroughbred owners and breeders. The American Horse Council is the national trade association representing the horse industry in Washington, D.C.

Continuing Education

TOBA coordinates Pedigree, Conformation, Breeding and Auction Clinics to further the knowledge of industry participants, thereby helping them make informed decisions.

Claiming Crown

TOBA creates promotional projects such as racing's championship day for blue-collar runners.

Sales Integrity Program

TOBA manages the Sales Integrity Program, a program designed to educate new owners about Thoroughbred auctions.

National Awards Dinner

TOBA hosts the annual, a formal event recognizing the efforts of our colleagues in the Thoroughbred industry.
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