Dan Metzger

TOBA To Host National Awards Dinner At Fasig-Tipton Sept. 7

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold the 39th annual TOBA National Awards Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky, the organization said in a release Wednesday. The National Awards Dinner honors owners and breeders from 21 states and Canada. Also recognized are the National Owner of the Year, National Breeder of the Year and a number of other honors will be handed out. "We are thrilled to showcase the TOBA National Awards Dinner at Fasig-Tipton again this year," said Dan Metzger, president of TOBA. "Thoroughbred...

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TOBA Announces Peak Biologics Sponsorship

Peak Biologics, an authorized distributor of the AniCell Biotech product line, has become an official sponsorship partner of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), the organization announced via release Monday. The AniCell products are a line of regenerative, wound-care products derived from amnion and amniotic fluid/tissue and the AniCell Biotech complete product line of cellular and acellular bioscaffolds is designed for management of fractured bones, damaged ligaments, torn tendons, joint and cartilage damage, eye injuries, superficial wounds, burns and puncture wounds. "We are excited to welcome Peak Biologics as...

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StableConnect Becomes TOBA Sponsor

StableConnect has become a sponsorship partner of Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. Founded by Jonathan Romeo, StableConnect is dedicated to driving engagement within syndicates and uses a patent-pending, mobile-first approach to centralize access to horse information, enhance syndicate communications, better connect partners, and enable frictionless syndicate transactions. "We are excited to welcome StableConnect as a TOBA sponsor," said TOBA president Dan Metzger. "With the growth of racing partnerships throughout our sport over the past decade, StableConnect provides an ideal and invaluable resource for managing the Thoroughbred ownership experience. TOBA is...

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Owner/Breeder Peter S. Willmott Dies at 86

Funeral services were held Saturday for Peter Sherman Willmott, an owner and breeder of Thoroughbreds who served for nearly two decades as a trustee and chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) and as a steward of The Jockey Club. Willmott was 86 and died at his home in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Nov. 11 while surrounded by family, according to his obituary in the Chicago Sun-Times. Among the top horses that Willmott raced either in his own name, in partnerships, or as Willmott Stables, were Eddington, the winner of...

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Appoints Four New Directors

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has appointed Morgan Richardson, Liam O'Rourke, Dan Metzger and Jesse Ullery to its Board of Directors. "Many thanks to Lesley Campion, who did a great job of chairing the TCA nominations committee," said Mike McMahon president of TCA. "We have four great new board members to add to our power packed group of industry professionals. I love this board. These people give horses and the people who care for them so much time and effort. They are all-stars and with talent like this, we will...

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TOBA Hosts Sept. National Awards Dinner At Fasig-Tipton
TOBA Hosts Sept. National Awards Dinner At Fasig-Tipton

The 38th annual TOBA National Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Kentucky, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association said in a release Friday. The evening honors owners and breeders from 22 states and Canada. Also recognized are the National Owner of the Year, National Owner Finalists, National Breeder of the Year, National Breeder of the Year Finalists, Small Breeder of the Year, Broodmare of the Year, Cot Campbell Racing Partnership of the Year, Dr. J. David Richardson Industry Service Award, Rood & Riddle...

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TOBA Award Finalists, Sponsors Announced

The National Awards Dinner will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Keeneland, and the National Awards Luncheon which honors breeders from 18 states and Canada will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 at Ashford Stud. While the state and Canadian breeder awards, as well as some of the national awards, are predetermined--three awards will be announced live at the dinner on Saturday evening. The three awards that will be announced live are: The National Owner of the Year presented by 1/ST, National Breeder of the Year, and Small Breeder...

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TOBA to Host National Awards Dinner at Keeneland

Officials at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced the 37th annual TOBA National Awards Dinner will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 at Keeneland in Lexington, two days prior to the start of the September sale. The National Awards Dinner honors owners and breeders from 21 states and Canada. Also recognized are the National Owner of the Year and National Owner Finalists, National Breeder of the Year, National Breeder of the Year Finalists, Small Breeder of the Year, Broodmare of the Year, Cot Campbell Racing Partnership of the Year, TOBA...

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KTA and TOBA Contribute $25,000 to Catastrophic Injury Study

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association are jointly funding a $25,000 grant directed to a catastrophic injury study conducted at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center. The study will seek to identify horses at risk for catastrophic injury through the use of mRNA expression analysis of blood samples. Drs. Allen Page, Emma Adam and David Horohov of the Gluck Center previously developed an approach for identifying horses at risk for catastrophic injury through the use of mRNA expression analysis of blood samples. It was...

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Mary-Courtney Gaddini Joins TOBA as Membership Manager

Mary-Courtney Gaddini has joined the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association as its membership manager, it was announced Tuesday. Gaddini was most recently the marketing coordinator at the United States Pony Club. Born and raised in San Francisco, she has been an equestrian since she was six years old. She is a graduate of Asbury University and previously worked in the foaling division at several Thoroughbred farms in Central Kentucky. Gaddini will manage all aspects of TOBA's membership program and owners concierge and will assist with the association's seminars, clinics and...

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TOBA to Honor State Breeders at National Awards Dinner

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will honor breeders selected from 18 states and Canada during the TOBA National Awards Saturday, Sept. 11. State Breeders of the Year: Arkansas: Bill and Mary McDowell; California: George Krikorian; Canada: Ivan Dalos; Canada: Lawrence P. Cordes; Florida: Charlotte Weber/ Live Oak Stud; Indiana: Greg Baer DVM and Deann Baer; Iowa: Allen Poindexter; Kentucky: Godolphin; Louisiana: Tri-Star Racing LLC; Maryland: Angie and Sabrina Moore; Minnesota: Lorie Michaels; New Jersey: John Bowers Jr.; New Mexico: R.D. Hubbard; New York: Twin Creeks Farm; Oregon: Janet and...

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TOBA National Awards To Be Announced Virtually

The 35th annual Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) National Awards will be held Sept. 26 in a virtual ceremony hosted by Gabby Gaudet at Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa. The TOBA National Awards recognize breeders from 20 states and Canada. Also recognized are the National Owner of the Year and National Owner Finalists, National Breeder of the Year, Small Breeder of the Year, National Broodmare of the Year, Racing Partnership of the Year, Rood & Riddle Sport Horse of the Year, Claiming Crown Horse of the Year, Industry Service...

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