TBA new secretariat for ITBF

  The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association is delighted to accept the invitation to provide the permanent secretariat function for the ITBF. The TBA will be managing the accounts, co-ordinating meetings (and associated papers), as well as fielding press and general enquiries on behalf of the ITBF’s members. The TBA will also Read the full article…

Oak blooms while Silver finds gold

Age is not withering the mares Marlpit Oak and Barachois Silver, who each won Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association-sponsored club races for fillies and mares at the weekend. Marlpit Oak, an 11-year-old daughter of Midnight Legend, trained in the New Forest by her owner, James Young, scored at Bratton Down under Dan Read the full article…

She’s Real alright

A mare called The Real Athlete was responsible for a notable double at Garthorpe point-to-point on Sunday when two of her offspring won consecutive races. A 15-year-old unraced daughter of Presenting – and out of a half-sister to Grand National winner Royal Athlete – The Real Athlete was responsible for Read the full article…

TBA to work in partnership with GBRI to promote British success

Great British Racing International (GBRI) and the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA) have today announced a joint partnership to promote the success of British bred horses, both internationally and domestically. The campaign will highlight successes via social media and email campaigns, digital advertising and feature placement in relevant publications. James Oldring, Read the full article…

Helen gets real on mares

“Big ears and with a nice outlook” is point-to-point trainer Helen Connors’ summary of the sort of mare she likes to train. Helen, who is based near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, made the comment following the victory of eight-year-old She’s Real in the latest Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association-sponsored point-to-point for fillies Read the full article…

Walton’s heart-felt plan for Catchamat

Jimmy Walton is Northumbrian to his core, and one of the county’s best-known racing figures, yet has never won its most famous race, Hexham’s Heart of All England hunters’ chase. It would be perfect timing to land this season’s race, for Walton is chairman of the company which recently bought Read the full article…

Catchamat to grab Silver at Friars Haugh

The Northumberland-based Walton family seems to have a stranglehold on Sunday’s Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association point-to-point (2.30pm) for fillies and mares at Friars Haugh near Kelso. Jimmy Walton, chairman of Hexham Mart, which recently purchased Hexham racecourse, was a leading amateur rider who now trains and breeds thoroughbreds alongside his farming Read the full article…