Advice & Info

This section provides a wealth of information and advice for those interested in operations relating to breeding thoroughbreds. The TBA Guidance Hubs contain up to date information and resources on specific areas of interest including Brexit, Environmental Sustainability, Breeder Support and Employer Support, whilst the Breeders' Badges and Offers pages contain details of the latest offers available to TBA members. 

Information on TBA member benefits including third party liability insurance, tax and legal advice can also be accessed via this page. Click on the links below for specific advice and information for thoroughbred breeders.



Brexit Hub


Breeder Support


Sustainability Hub

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Employer Support

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Carbon Calculator


Lycetts Insurance Brokers provide all TBA members with complimentary Third Party Public Liability insurance which is included in their annual subscription.

The cover provided by this policy works to protect the members where there is not a more appropriate or specific Liability policy that should have been effected to ensure that all eventualities are covered, including whilst the members horse is away from its usual home.

Key benefits of insurance include 24 hour cover worldwide with a limit of indemnity of £10,000,000 for claims in respect of accidental damage or injury to third party property or persons. For full details contact Lycetts or log-in and visit the Insurance page of the website.

Lycett, Browne-Swinburne & Douglass Ltd (firm registration number 310623) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Lycetts Financial Services Ltd (firm registration number 121418) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), an independent body that regulates the financial services industry in the UK. 

Breeders' Badges

TBA members can claim race badges to watch horses they have bred run at the majority of fixtures in Great Britain through the Racecourse Badge Scheme for Breeders. The scheme also provides free runner notifications by SMS or email, alerting members to entries, declarations and wins for horses they upload to the scheme.

Find out more

Tax & Legal

The TBA provides tax and legal advice on bloodstock matters incuding VAT, boarding stud agreements, employment contracts and nomination agreements as part of membership. 

The TBA understands how tax and legal matters can be confusing and provides advice to assist the thoroughbred breeding industry. Support includes employer factsheets, VAT guidance, boarding stud agreements, employment contract guidance and nomination agreements. 




TBA members have access to a range of exclusive offers with a number of third party suppliers. Offers have included complimentary or discounted industry related products and services.

See the latest offers

Carbon Calculator

TBA members have access to the Carbon Calculator which helps measure emissions on stud farms in fight against climate change.