TBA celebrates milestone year

August 1, 2017 |

On Tuesday 18th July the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association celebrated its 100 year anniversary with an evening drinks reception at St James’s Palace.

Around 200 guests from across the industry joined the TBA Board of Trustees and Executive team to commemorate a century of the organisation’s work.

The association’s long-standing patron, Her Majesty The Queen, was in attendance and spoke with a number of guests during the reception.

TBA Chairman Julian Richmond-Watson delivered the only speech of the evening taking the opportunity to thank the patron and guests for their ongoing support. He also presented a special edition of the TBA’s centenary book to The Queen as a token of the association’s appreciation and thanks.

Richmond-Watson said: ‘It was a great honour to have our patron, Her Majesty The Queen, join us in our celebrations of the TBA’s centenary year.

‘The TBA has come a long way since its establishment in 1917, yet our guiding principles and objectives remain the same. We are custodians of the breed and it is our duty to deliver a healthier, improved thoroughbred to the next generation.’