TBA release the Statistical Award winners for 2016

Darley sweeps the board for this year’s Statistical Awards, with its stallions and as the leading Flat breeder for the year. Darley Stud won all four of the TBA’s Flat statistical awards for the year 2016. Three awards were won by their British based stallions; Dubawi, Exceed And Excel and Helmet, and Read the full article…

TBA appoints Claire Sheppard as Chief Executive

February 14th 2017, Newmarket: The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA) today announced that Claire Sheppard has been appointed Chief Executive Officer by its Board of Trustees. She joins the TBA from the Racecourse Association. Sheppard has over 20 years’ experience in the racing industry, which includes a five year term as Read the full article…

TBA to host Ratings Roadshows to support members 

In light of the recent changes to Rateable Values for commercial properties, the TBA is hosting Ratings Roadshows at Tattersalls, Newmarket on Wednesday 15th February (11am), at Cheltenham Racecourse on Wednesday 8th March (11am) and a York Racecourse on Wednesday 22nd March (11am).  The Roadshows, led by TBA Advisor Bill Simpson Read the full article…

TBA Mare Owners Guidance 2017

The TBA Breeders’ Committee regularly meets with both mare owners and stallion representatives and, at the last meeting in November, it was agreed that the Industry would be well served by the provision of some guidance notes for mare owners walking their mares in to stallion studs for covering. With Read the full article…

TBA Tattersalls Stallion Parade Line-Up Announced

TBA TATTERSALLS STALLION PARADE LINE-UP ANNOUNCED Showcasing first and second season stallions, the TBA Stallion Parade will commence at 10.45 a.m. on Thursday 2nd February in the Sales Ring at Tattersalls Park Paddocks, Newmarket, with commentary from Gina Harding and Matthew Prior. The 11 first and second season stallions will Read the full article…

HBLB Publishes Codes of Practice for 2017

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has published the 39th edition of the Codes of Practice on equine disease, in preparation for the 2017 equine breeding season. This will be available online at codes.hblb.org.uk. The Codes of Practice are an essential guide for the prevention and control of equine diseases which represent Read the full article…

Breeders Prize Scheme Withdrawal

Towards the end of each year TBA initiatives funded by the HBLB for NH breeding are reviewed. In consideration of the changing environment for scheme funding and evaluating the relative successes of NH initiatives, it has been decided that BPS/BVS will be withdrawn from 00:00hrs 1st January 2017 (GMT). BPS/BVS Read the full article…

Free registrations for TBA members to NH MOPS

The TBA is continuing to accept nominations for the scheme which is aimed at encouraging owners and trainers to race NH British-bred or sired fillies.  The NH MOPS provides prize bonuses of up to £10,000 for registered fillies and mares who are successful in a qualifying race.  The deadline for Read the full article…

Endoscopy of foals at public auction

Potential purchasers of foals at public auction are increasingly requesting endoscopic examination of foals prior to sale.  Foals sold at public auction in the UK and Ireland are not returnable under Conditions of Sale for wind infirmities, but yearlings and horses in training are returnable if they are whistlers or Read the full article…

Free entry for TBA members to NH Stallion Parade

Eight horses will participate in the 2016 NH Stallion Parade at Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday 11th November. The parade will commence at 11.05am in the Parade Ring with individual shows in the Winner’s Enclosure. Tim Kent and Stephen Hadley will be commentating this year with contributions from the stallions’ connections. Read the full article…