TOBA: Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
Owner Education

Thoroughbred Ownership

As a racing fan have you ever wondered what it's like to be the owner of a winning Thoroughbred? Ever thought about how much fun it would be to be among the excited gathering of friends and well-wishers that ring the winner's circle after each victory? There are a number of ways to become involved as an owner, and they include everything from buying a horse by yourself to owning a small percentage of a horse with a group of friends.

Here are some possibilities:

Initial Investment     Possible Involvement
$1,000 - $5,000 Two, three or more partners in an inexpensive horse
$10,000+ Sole owner of an inexpensive horse; general partner in a small partnership; limited partner in a large partnership or syndicate
$100,000+ Sole owner of one or more horses; sole owner and participate in partnerships; participate in partnerships only

As you can see, the game of Thoroughbred ownership can be played at many different levels and the fun and excitement are there at any level of participation.

The unique sights, sounds and camaraderie of the backstretch in the morning, the beauty of and bond with the horse, the anticipation of race day, the anxiousness in the paddock before the race and the rush you get from seeing your horse, in your silks, come onto the track, is available to all owners.

The pages that follow are designed to educate you, the owner. Information is power. We believe the more information we provide and more informed you are, the more fun you will get out of this game.

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