Thoroughbred Breeders' Association

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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Lady Lloyd Webber And Peter Mendham Honoured At TBA Flat Breeders' Awards

Owner/breeder Madeleine Lloyd Webber and tax expert Peter Mendham received special honours at the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Flat Breeders' Awards Evening Sponsored By The Jockey Club and The National Stud at Chippenham Park, near Newmarket on the evening of July 6. Lady Lloyd Webber has operated Watership Down Stud with her husband Andrew since 1992. She is the recipient of the Andrew Devonshire Bronze which honours outstanding achievements and contributions to the UK breeding industry. A member of the TBA board for 10 years until he stepped down in July...

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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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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's Flat Stallion Parade Returns

The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Flat Stallion Parade will return after a two-year hiatus at Tattersalls in Newmarket on Feb. 3. Free to attend, the event will feature 12 stallions embarking on their first and second seasons at stud in Great Britain and will begin at 11 a.m. prior to the start of the Tattersalls February Sale. Hosted by racing broadcaster Gina Bryce and Tattersalls' Shirley Anderson-Jolag, the parade's dozen stallions are: A'Ali (Ire) (Society Rock {Ire}), who stands at Newsells Park Stud; Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}), a resident of Chapel...

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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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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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