As part of the TBA’s mandate to improve race opportunities for mares/fillies The TBA invests and supports a number of flat races throughout the racing calendar.
2017 Flat Sponsorship:
|25th August 2017||Newmarket||The TBA Centenary Fillies’ Handicap|
|27th September 2017||Goodwood||The TBA Centenary Fillies’ Handicap|
|18th October 2017||Nottingham||The TBA Centenary Fillies’ Handicap|
|27th September 2017||Goodwood||TBA Small Breeders’ Conditions Stakes|
|10th October 2017||Leicester||TBA Small Breeders’ Conditions Stakes|
TBA £25k Bonus
The TBA is offers a bonus worth up to £25,000 in the form of a stallion nomination voucher to qualifying fillies that win one of the EBF Breeders’ Fillies Handicaps at Newmarket on 7th October 2017. The bonus is available to fillies that are owned by current members of the TBA, who win or are placed in the EBF Breeders’ Fillies Series races (T&C’s apply).
This year’s TBA £25,000 Bonus was awarded to Peach Melba who won the British Stallions Studs EBF Breeders’ Fillies Series Handicap over a mile at Newmarket for her owner and breeder, Lowther Racing.
TBA membership requirements for horses with more than one individual owner:
In cases where an eligible horse is owned by more than one individual, the following membership criteria must be met;
i. Horses owned by up to 8 partners, they majority must be current TBA members at time of the qualified horse’s win on 7th October 2017.
ii. Horses owned by more than 8 partners e.g. syndicates, only nominated/registered partners must be current TBA members at time of the qualified horse’s win on 7th October 2017.
The prize aims to encourage owners to race their fillies more often, increase field sizes and allow those fillies tested as racehorses to become the next generation of broodmares. The series and bonus also encourages fillies to stay in training longer and incentivise their retention in GB for breeding.
Annual Stallion Parade
Every year the TBA host a Stallion Parade at Tattersalls the first Thursday of February, preceding the first bloodstock auction of the year in Newmarket. This popular event gives breeders the unique opportunity to see a number of outstanding flat stallions simultaneously at one venue. The parade is in the morning and each stallion is shown individually in the Sales Ring.
After the parade, breeders are invited to inspect the stallions, where they can also speak with the stallions’ connections about their season mating plans. Everyone is also warmly invited to join us in the TBA Hospitality Box for refreshments.
Flat Racing Committee
The TBA’s Flat Racing Committee is Chaired by Julian Richmond-Watson and includes representatives from all areas of Racing and Breeding. It is the aim and objective of the Flat Race Committee to ensure that a suitable environment is maintained in order for Flat Race breeders to develop and flat racing to flourish
For more details on the Flat Racing Committee please see click here.