TBA Flat Breeders' Award Winners Unveiled

The winners of the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) Flat Breeders' Awards Evening were revealed at Chippenham Park on Thursday evening. The awards are as follows: The Andrew Devonshire Bronze: Jeff Smith The Dominion Bronze: Kevin Needham Industry Merit Award: Oliver St. Lawrence TBA Silver Rose Bowl (TBA Flat Breeder of the Year): Kirsten Rausing TBA Silver Salver (Special Merit Award {Flat}): Chasemore Farm Langham Cup (Small Breeder of the Year):Strawberry Fields Stud Filly of Merit Award:Commissioning (GB) (Kingman {GB}) - Sheikh Abdulla Al-Khalif & Sheikh Isa Salman J. Joel Silver...

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Nominations for the TBA Flat Breeders' Awards Evening 2023 Revealed

Shortlisted nominees for five of the 14 award categories at this year's Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's Flat Breeders' Awards Evening, were revealed by the TBA on Tuesday. The event, which celebrates British-bred successes from the 2022 Flat season, is set to take place during the Tattersalls July Sale at Chippenham Park near Newmarket on Wednesday, July 12, and will be hosted by Gina Bryce. Tickets are £80 per person and are available for purchase via the TBA website. Event admission includes entry to the event, a drinks and canapes reception, a...

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Great British Bonus Scheme Breaks £10-Million Mark In Bonuses

Over £10 million in bonuses have now been paid out by the Great British Bonus (GBB) scheme, the organisation announced on Friday. Started three years previously, the scheme incentivises and rewards the breeding, buying and racing of British-bred fillies by awarding bonuses of up to £20,000 per race. GBB Operations Executive, Charlie Newton said, "We are thrilled to have reached this record milestone. The scheme arrived at a time when it was desperately needed. Not only were we feeling the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit, but the breeding industry had...

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Nominations Open for 2023 TBA Stud Employee Award

Nominations for this year's Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Stud Employee Award, sponsored by Peter Stanley's New England Stud, are now open. The award recognises the significant contribution that stud employees make to the Thoroughbred breeding industry and rewards those individuals who have shown dedication and excellence within their roles. The winner will be selected from a list of six shortlisted candidates and will be honored with the perpetual Charlie Langton bronze trophy and a £2,000 cash prize at the TBA Flat Breeders' Awards Evening, which will take place at Chippenham Park,...

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Tickets to TBA NH Breeders' Awards Evening Now Available

Tickets are now on sale for this year's TBA NH Breeders' Awards Evening, which will take place on May 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Doncaster. The event celebrates British-bred successes from the 2022-23 National Hunt racing season and will be hosted by Nick Luck on the first evening of the Goffs UK Spring Store Sale. The event includes a drinks reception and dinner followed by the ceremony, which will present 14 awards and includes prizes for top Chaser, Novice Chaser, Hurdler, Novice Hurdler, NH Flat, NH Stallion, NH...

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Jack Connor Named Racing And Analytics Executive For The Thoroughbred Group

Jack Connor was named the new Racing and Analytics Executive of The Thoroughbred Group. He was previously a British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Racing Department senior analyst and a strategy manager at The Jockey Club. The position is new within The Thoroughbred Group as the organisation develops its remit to provide representation of its five members under UK racing's new industry structure--the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA), the Thoroughbred Breeders Association (TBA), the National Association of Racing Staff (NARS), the Professional Jockeys Association (PJA) and the National Trainers Federation (NTF). "We are...

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Dubawi's Double Success in the TBA Flat Stallion Awards

Dubawi (Ire) (Dubai Millennium {GB}) led all sires in the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's (TBA) annual Flat statistical based awards. The awards, calculated from racecourse results throughout the calendar year, include both British and Irish statistics for British-based stallions and breeders. All five awards will be presented at the annual TBA Flat Breeders' Awards Evening which will take place at Chippenham Park on Wednesday, 12 July. The BBA Silver Cigar Box, which is awarded to Britain's leading sire by earnings over the calendar year, was reclaimed from Frankel (GB). The 21-year-old...

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Third Economic Impact Study On UK Breeding Industry Published

The third Economic Impact Study of the British Thoroughbred breeding industry was published on Wednesday. In the report, key opportunities and challenges for the sector were outlined and provide a blueprint for future progress. Building on reports published in 2014 and 2018, the study was commissioned by the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) and conducted by PwC. Both the Racing Foundation and Horseracing Betting Levy Board (HBLB) funded the project. British breeding was found to have an impact of over £375m of gross value added to the rural economy, as well...

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TBA NH Stallion Showcase To Feature 19 Stallions

Nineteen National Hunt stallions will participate in the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) NH Stallion Showcase at the Goffs UK sales complex in Doncaster on Tuesday, Jan. 24. This coincides with the first day of the Goffs UK January Sale. All stallions will be available to view between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. that day. Among the participating stallions are dual group winner Bangkok (Ire), Arc hero Golden Horn (GB), G1 St Leger hero Logician (GB), Group 1 winner Planteur (Ire), and G1 Irish Derby victor Jack Hobbs (GB). A nomination...

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New Newmarket Bloodstock Conference Announced By TBA

A new bloodstock conference for bloodstock industry participants will take place on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) announced on Thursday. Hosted by racing broadcaster Lydia Hislop, the one-day conference will feature interactive panel sessions, talks and presentations with leading industry experts on a number of topics including; business operations, race programming, sales, innovation and technology, accessible ownership and equine health. Tickets are free for TBA members and TBA Access subscribers. Non-members can sign up for TBA Access for £40 from today to Dec. 30. Information on...

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TBA Seeks Responses For UK Breeders' Survey

The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) is seeking the views of all breeders who have bred in Britain via an online survey run by independent consultancy PwC. Open until 5 p.m. local time on Aug. 19, the survey will take no more than 15 minutes to complete, and has been produced to gain insight into past, present and future activities. This will greatly enhance the TBA's ability to represent British breeders at the highest level both within the racing industry and further afield. The TBA greatly appreciates breeders support and time...

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UK And Irish Breeders' Associations Enter Partnership In Support Of Sales Welfare Guidelines

Ahead of the yearling sales season, guidelines for the sale of Thoroughbred breeding and young stock were published through a partnership between the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) and the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (ITBA). These guidelines were created following consultation with industry participants and the support of both Tattersalls and Goffs. Available online, the aim is to help new industry participants navigate the sales preparation and selling processes for optimum equine health and welfare, while also providing transparency on Thoroughbred care before, during and after sales. Ted Voute, Chairman of...

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