LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that the 34th annual TOBA National Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky.
The National Awards Dinner honors owners and breeders from 21 states and Canada. Also recognized are the National Owner of the Year and National Owner Finalists, National Breeder of the Year, Small Breeder of the Year, Broodmare of the Year, Racing Partnership of the Year, Rood & Riddle Sport Horse of the Year, Claiming Crown Horse of the Year and recipient of the Robert N. Clay Award.
The Racing Partnership of the Year award is new and was created to recognize the growing impact partnerships and syndicates have on Thoroughbred ownership.
“Celebrating the success of leading Thoroughbred owners and breeders is a great privilege and we are honored to be associated with the well-deserved recognition of their achievements,” said Dan Metzger, president of TOBA. “We are very appreciative of Fasig Tipton’s generosity in hosting the TOBA National Awards Dinner and look forward to what promises to be a memorable evening for our award winners and guests.”
Tickets for the National Awards Dinner will go on sale July 29 and will be available online atwww.toba.org. For sponsorship opportunities call Meredith Downey at (859) 276-6793.
TOBA, based in Lexington, Ky., was formed in 1961 and is a national trade organization of leading Thoroughbred owners and breeders. TOBA’s mission is to improve the economics, integrity and pleasure of the sport on behalf of Thoroughbred owners and breeders. Projects managed by TOBA include the American Graded Stakes Committee, Claiming Crown, Ownership Seminars, Breeding, Conformation & Pedigree Clinics, US-Bred, TOBA Owners Concierge, OwnerView and the Sales Integrity Program. TOBA provides international representation for U.S. owners and breeders on the International Grading and Race Planning Advisory Committee, International Cataloguing Standards Committee and International Breeders Federation. Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) is the charitable arm of TOBA. TOBA Media Properties, a subsidiary of TOBA, owns The Horse magazine, Eclipse Press and is co-owner of The BloodHorse LLC. TOBA is represented on the board of directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium as founding members.