Seminars and Clinics
TOBA offers educational, non-commercial seminars and clinics for prospective, new and established owners. TOBA's goal is to provide industry participants with the knowledge necessary to improve the likelihood for success in the Thoroughbred business.
2016 Seminar and Clinic Schedule
|March 1||Hallandale Beach, Fla.||Pedigree & Conformation Clinic
|May*||Louisville, Ky.||Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar
|June 3-5||Lexington, Ky.||Breeding Clinic
|July*||Shelbyville, Ind.||Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar
|August 8-9||Saratoga Springs, N.Y.||Pedigree & Conformation Clinic
|August 12||Saratoga Springs, N.Y.||Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar
|October 22-23||Lexington, Ky.||Pedigree & Conformation Clinic
|December||Hallandale Beach, Fla.||Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar
Registration fee includes clinic and seminar educational materials, breakfast, lunch and farm visit(s) when applicable.
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March 1, 2016 Pedigree & Conformation Clinic at Gulfstream Park - Hallandale Beach, Fl
This clinic allows participants a deeper understanding of the Thoroughbred pedigree and conformation. Pedigree theories differ greatly, therefore it is important to be familiar with many perspectives. Conformation discussions include the identification of common faults and the effects of those as well as a live conformation workshop. Like pedigree theory, there are varying opinions within the industry about acceptable conformation faults so it is important to consider varying perspectives.
8am - Check In, Breakfast, and Opening Remarks
8:30am - OwnerView by Suzie Picou Oldham
9am - A Scientific Approach to Pedigree & Conformation by Equine Analysis' Dr. Dave Lambert
9:30am - Trackside Analysis of galloping/working horses by EA Bloodstock's Catlyn Spivey
10am - Live Analysis of Older Horses with Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Aron Wellman
11am - A Trainer's Perspective of Conformation Differences by Gary Contessa
noon - Lunch Break
1pm - Pedigree Theories with Gainesway's Ian Tapp
2pm - A Vet's Perspective of Conforamation faults/ Predisposed Injuries by Hagyard's Dr. Michael Hore
3pm - Auction Procedures & Sales with Fasig Tipton's Reed Ringler
4pm - Live Analysis of Two Year Olds in Training with Niall Brennan
Event agendas are subject to change without notice.
Or call 888-606-TOBA (888-606-8622) to register over the phone. Once registered, clinic attendees will receive information on special hotel room block rates, while supplies last.
This seminar provides a basic introduction to Thoroughbred ownership. Topics include how to build a racing stable, owner and trainer communications, common veterinary concerns, accounting and insurance issues, understanding racing partnerships and much more.
Two Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar videos are available for purchase:
This clinic allows participants a deeper understanding of the Thoroughbred pedigree and conformation. Pedigree discussions include general theory, such as in-breeding, out-crossing and nicking as well as overall conformational factors. Pedigree theories differ greatly, therefore it is important to be familiar with many perspectives. Conformation discussions include the identification of common conformation faults and the effects of those faults as well as a live conformation workshop. Like pedigree theory, there are varying opinions within the industry about acceptable conformation faults so it is important to consider varying perspectives. The two-day clinic includes farm tours.
The Breeding Clinic is held in Lexington each year and consists of tours at three Kentucky Thoroughbred farms. Clinic topics include foal registration, pedigree theory, a conformation workshop, equine nutrition, equine business matters, foaling and farm management as related to Thoroughbred breeding.
All seminars and clinics are sponsored by The Blood-Horse. Our programs are held at various locations each year throughout North America.