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.
2015 Seminar and Clinic Schedule
|February 21||Hot Springs, Ark.||Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar
Hotel room block reservation deadline: Feb. 13
|March 11-12||Ocala, Fla.||Pedigree & Conformation Clinic
Hotel room block reservation deadline: Feb. 24
|March 29||Grand Prairie, Tex.||Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar||$90||$140|
|April 18-19||Lexington, Ky.||Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar
Hotel room block reservation deadline: March 27
|May 15-17||Lexington, Ky.||Breeding Clinic
Hotel room block reservation deadline: April 24
|August 9-10||Saratoga Springs, N.Y.||Pedigree & Conformation Clinic||$210||$270|
|August 12-13||Saratoga Springs, N.Y.||Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar||$125||$175|
|October 17-18||Lexington, Ky.||Pedigree & Conformation Clinic
Hotel room block reservation deadline: Sept. 30
Registration fee includes clinic and seminar educational materials, breakfast, lunch and farm visit(s) when applicable.
Join TOBA today to take advantage of the TOBA membership rate!
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.