Short-Listed Nominees For The TBA Flat Breeders' Awards Revealed

Short-listed nominees for seven of the award categories for the annual TBA Flat Breeders' Awards were announced on Wednesday. Sponsored by The Jockey Club, The National Stud and drinks reception partner Newsells Park Stud, the award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, July 6 at Chippenham Park near Newmarket. The winners of all 14 awards, including the previously announced statistical awards for British-based stallions and breeder, will be feted that evening. Tickets for the TBA Flat Breeders' Awards Evening are £80 (inc. VAT) per person and include entry to the...

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UK Thoroughbred Industry Economic Impact Study Begins

A third UK Thoroughbred industry economic impact study began on Friday, following confirmation of funding support from the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB). The third study of its kind was commissioned by the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA), with additional financial support from the Racing Foundation, and will provide an up-to-date audit of the British market, analysing the impact of wider economic and political factors to identify emerging challenges and opportunities. PwC has been appointed to conduct the study. The wider racing ecosystem will also be explored in the study, including...

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Nominees For The TBA NH Breeders' Awards Announced

The shortlisted nominees for the TBA NH Breeders' Awards Evening, sponsored by Goffs UK, were announced on Thursday. The event will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn at Doncaster on Monday, May 16. Hosted by Nick Luck, breeders, owners, trainers and enthusiasts will gather for the event that celebrates 14 awards in the UK National Hunt sphere. Tickets are priced at £65 (inc. VAT) and include entry to the event, reception drinks and a three-course dinner. The awards and nominees for 10 of the awards are as follows: Shade...

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TBA Awarded Over £360K to Support Racing Industry

Over £360,000 will be issued to the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association over a three-year period for activities that work towards improving the education provision, equine welfare and environmental sustainability of the UK racing industry. The money will come from the Racing Foundation, the racing industry's charitable grant issuing body. The plans include funding for further development and delivery of new initiatives within the TBA's Thoroughbred Breeding Industry Training and Qualification Pathway, which provides a formal structure to industry learning--ranging from essential skills at Level 1 through to advanced management training at...

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Frankel, Dubawi Top TBA Flat Stallion Awards

Frankel (GB) and Dubawi (Ire) have taken top honours in the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's annual flat statistical based awards. The awards take into account British and Irish statistics for British-based stallions for 2021. Frankel ended Dubawi's eight-year reign by taking the BBA Silver Cigar Box as Britain's leading sire by earnings in 2021 with £5,209,199. Frankel, who was champion sire in Britain and Ireland, sired eight new Group 1 winners in 2021, four of which were in Britain and Ireland, including the Derby and Irish Derby winners Adayar (GB) and...

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Great British Stallion Showcase Launched

The 2022 Great British Stallion Showcase was launched by Great British Racing International (GBRI) and the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA). The online platform, which welcomed over 10,000 visitors last spring, is a digital tool to support the TBA National Hunt Stallion Showcase at Goffs UK's January Sale on Tuesday and the TBA Flat Stallion Parade at the Tattersalls February Sale on Thursday, Feb. 3. The website features a selection of Britain's first-, second- and third-season Flat sires and all-age National Hunt sires. Photos and videos are available to view, while...

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TBA NH Showcase Features 18 Stallions

The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's NH Stallion Showcase, scheduled for Jan. 25, will feature 18 NH stallions, including freshman sires G1 St Leger hero and Shade Oak Stud's resident Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}), and Chapel Stud's G2 York S. winner Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}). The 18 stallions, many of whom are among the record 31 stallions registered to the 2022 TBA Elite NH Mares' Scheme, will be shown in Yard B at the Goffs UK sales complex. "There is an increasing exciting selection of British-based stallions available to NH breeders and...

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British Racing Unites to Highlight Industry Conduct

Several stakeholder bodies of British horseracing have assumed a united front in regard to the conduct of those who work in the sport, while committing to take wide-ranging action to offer support and education to the industry. In an excerpt from a joint statement issued Tuesday by The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), National Trainers Federation (NTF), Professional Jockeys Association (PJA), National Association of Racing Staff (NARS), Racehorse Owners Association (ROA), Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) and Racecourse Association (RCA): "It is essential that horseracing remains a progressive, modern industry when it...

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Simon Cox Appointed to TBA Board of Directors

Simon Cox has been appointed to the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Board of Trustees as a co-opted member. Cox is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors EMEA & APAC, a brewing and beverage business of circa €2-billion turnover and 6,500 employees. Already a member of the TBA's National Hunt Committee, Cox has worked in the brewing industry for 32 years. He is also a member of the board of the Professional Jockeys Association and has owned National Hunt horses for a decade. His current string is with...

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TBA and Racing Foundation Win Environmental Sustainability Award

The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) and the Racing Foundation took top honours in the Innovation; Initiatives and Products Award Category at the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS) Awards at the Kia Oval Cricket Ground on Oct. 19. Their project, The Environmental Impact of Stud Farms Assessment, was funded by the Racing Foundation and instigated by the TBA's Environmental Sustainability Working Group. The goal of the group is to collaborate on grassland management practices that enhance air and water quality and soil health, mitigate flood risk and increase biodiversity, while...

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Equine Welfare Guidelines Published by TBA

A set of industry guidelines has been developed by the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) Equine Welfare Working Group in collaboration with a number of thoroughbred breeders and industry stakeholders. The aim of the guidelines is to provide information and benchmarking of practices that are relevant to the breeding and raising of thoroughbreds as future athletes and they dovetail with the basic principles of horse care detailed within the UK Government's Codes of Practice for the Welfare of Horses. There are also a series of supporting videos available to view on...

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TBA Flat Breeders' Awards Announced

The winners of the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Flat Breeders' Awards sponsored by Fitzdares were revealed at Chippenham Park on Sept. 2. Spread across 14 categories, the best of British bloodstock was toasted at the event, which was hosted by Gina Bryce. The Andrew Devonshire Award, which honours outstanding contribution to the industry went to Lady Emma Balding. She is the wife of former trainer Ian and mother of broadcaster Clare and Classic-winning son Andrew. Also a former TBA Trustee, Lady Balding assisted in the creation of the Retraining of Racehorses...

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