TOBA: Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association

TOBA National Awards Dinner


Each year, TOBA honors owners and breeders from 24 states and Canada (TOBA state network). Also honored are four Regional Owners of the Year, National Owner of the Year, two National Breeders of the Year, Broodmare of the Year, Rood & Riddle Sport Horse of the Year, and the Robert N. Clay Award (recognizing a member of the Thoroughbred racing community who has made an outstanding contribution to preserving land for equine use).

The 30th annual National Awards Dinner will be Friday, September 11, 2015 at Hill 'n' Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky.

The 29th annual National Awards Dinner was Friday, September 5, 2014 at the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington, Ky. Read the Awards Dinner press release.

Click here to watch the 2014 awards ceremony. Click here to watch the 2013 awards ceremony (September 6, 2013 at Fasig-Tipton).


Thank you to our 2015 Awards Dinner sponsors!



Congratulations to our 2014 award winners!

State Breeders of the Year

Arizona: Richard Owens
California: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams
Canada: Sam-Son Farm
Florida: Gil & Marilyn Campbell
Illinois: Darrell & Sadie Brommer
Indiana: Deann & Greg Baer
Iowa: William Hobbs
Kansas: Lance & Valerie Gabriel
Kentucky: Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey
Louisiana: Glen C. Warren
Maryland: Robert E. Meyerhoff
Michigan: Jerry & Lisa Campbell
Minnesota: Richard Bremer & Cheryl Sprick
New Jersey: Quiet Winter Farm
New Mexico: Mike Carson & Bill Carson
New York: Patricia S. Purdy
North Carolina: Elizabeth H. Muirhead
North Dakota: Leigh Backhaus
Oregon: George Hurliman
South Carolina: Franklin G. Smith
Texas: Sam Stevens & Sammy Stevens
Virginia: Estate of Edward P. Evans
Washington: Keith & Jan Swagerty

National Small Breeder of the Year

Robert E. Meyerhoff

National Breeder of the Year

Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey

National Owner of the Year

Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey

Regional Owners of the Year

East: Phipps Stable
Midwest: Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey
South: Willis Horton
West: Gary & Mary West

National Broodmare of the Year

Take Charge Lady

Rood & Riddle Sport Horse of the Year


Robert N. Clay Award

Helen Alexander


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