Thoroughbred Breeders' Association

First Edition Of The TBA ACCESS Foal Forum Well-Attended

Over 250 people attended the first edition of the TBA ACCESS Foal Forum in the Tattersalls sales ring on Thursday night, the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) announced on Friday. The free-to-attend event welcomed both TBA members and non-members, and aimed to inform and educate attendees about the intricacies and challenges of breeding and pinhooking foals. The forum was led by Vanessa Ryle and featured insights into the first steps and considerations of breeding a foal, nurturing the growth of a young foal with the expertise of Kate Sigsworth of West...

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Business Essentials Programme Launched By TBA

The Business Essentials Programme, a new educational resource providing stud farm owners and managers with exclusive industry insights to support business understanding and provide the best welfare for horses, was launched by the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) on TB-Ed on Wednesday. Focussing on the areas of employment, leadership, finance and marketing, the courses aim to support the building blocks of a successful business operation with advice from experts across the breeding industry. Each course features fully narrated video-based modules with a downloadable script, allowing users to work through at their...

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Julian Richmond Watson Steps Down As Chairman Of TBA During The Annual General Meeting

Long-term Thoroughbred Breeders' Association chairman Julian Richmond Watson will step down following eight years at the helm. He announced the news during the TBA's Annual General Meeting at the Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket on Friday. Philip Newton will become chairman of the TBA with immediate effect, while Kate Sigsworth will become deputy chairman. Newton has been on the board since 2012, while Sigsworth joined in 2020. James Crowhurst will continue as a co-opted trustee for a second term to support the TBA's work on equine health and welfare. In...

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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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TB-Ed Launches New Identity and Free Member Benefits

TB-Ed, the digital education hub for the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA), has a new brand identity which was launched on Friday. Signing up for TB-Ed has always been free and there are a variety of free resources, but now TBA members and TBA ACCESSS subscribers can access additional content on the platform for free. Subscriptions for full access to the TB-Ed site are £60 per year. Click here to access the TB-Ed website. "We are delighted to share the new-look TB-Ed and I think it truly showcases what we can...

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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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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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Seven Stallions Signed On For TBA 2023 Flat Stallion Parade

A septet of first- and second-year stallions will take part in the 2023 Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Flat Stallion Parade at Tattersalls in Newmarket on Thursday, Feb. 2. All of the stallions can be viewed from 11 a.m. in the sales ring, as well as in the Left Yard after the parade. Racing broadcaster Gina Bryce and Shirley Anderson-Jolag of Tattersalls will be on hand to guide attendees through the parade discussing each stallion and their racing careers. Stallions signed on for the show include: A'Ali (Ire), Bangkok (Ire), Caturra (Ire),...

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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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