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Monday, July 20, 2015

TOBA to Hold Educational Events and Members Meeting in Saratoga Springs

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding two educational events, as well as its annual Members Meeting, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. the second week of August.

August 9-10: Pedigree & Conformation Clinic
Pedigree discussions include general theory, such as in-breeding, out-crossing and nicking as well as overall conformational factors. The clinic identifies common conformation faults and includes live conformation workshops of both Fasig-Tipton sales yearlings and horses in training. New features of this annual clinic are discussions on stride analysis, sales catalogue analysis and morning workouts, as well as an afternoon watching live racing at Saratoga Race Course. Speakers include Edwin Anthony, Carrie Brogden, Bob Feld, Sean Feld, Jay Kilgore, Tim Leith, Jason Litt, Tom McGreevy, Reid McLellan, Dan Metzger, Tom Morley and Mark Taylor.

August 12-13: Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar
This seminar features the owner/trainer relationship, options for acquiring horses, business topics, online resources, retirement and more. Attendees will also enjoy an afternoon of racing at Saratoga Race Course. New components to this annual seminar are the jockey and jockey’s agent panel, shoeing the racehorse, conformation and appraisal of sale horses and a tour of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Speakers include Ron Anderson, Jeffrey Cannizzo, Erin Crady, Ramón Dominguez, Jeremiah Englehart, Donna Freyer, Jamie Hill, Allen Katz, Bruce Levine, Robb Levinsky, Michael Levy, Mike Ryan, Anna Seitz and Carrie Asalon.

Wednesday, August 12: TOBA Members Meeting at Courtyard by Marriott
TOBA members wanting to become more informed about TOBA’s work in the Thoroughbred industry are welcome and encouraged to attend the open Members Meeting at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) at the Courtyard by Marriott. No RSVP is necessary.

The 2015 schedule and registration are available at www.toba.org. TOBA members receive a discounted rate for each clinic and non-members can join TOBA today to take advantage of the discount.

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