Getting Started

From selecting a mare to calculating production costs, read the TBA’s handy guides.

Breeding thoroughbreds can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for many, but there are many factors to consider before embarking on such activities. Cost, time and experience are the three main factors which may affect which route you choose.

Syndicates and clubs are often good options for people wanting to take their first steps in the industry, as they can utilise the experience of others and manage costs.

We recommend anyone interested in getting involved in thoroughbred breeding read or download a copy of the TBA’s Broodmare Ownership Guide within this section.

Find an Agent

Many people choose to use the services of a Bloodstock Agent when purchasing breeding stock. Agent fees vary depending on services required but they can assist with a number of activities including buying, selling, mating plans and nominations agreements.

Find an agent

Find a Boarding Farm

A key decision for breeders is who will look after their broodmare(s) and youngstock. Many breeders choose to start their own stud farm or board their stock at an outside stud, whether that be all year round or during specific times such as foaling, covering and sales preparation. Please contact the TBA office on 01638 661321 or [email protected] for further information on boarding farms.