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 of the Year.
- The finalists for the National Owner of the Year, presented by 1/ST, include: Godolphin, Hronis Racing, Juddmonte, Klaravich Stables, and the partnership of CHC Inc. and WinStar Farm.
- The three finalists for the National Breeder of the Year include: Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding, Godolphin, and Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC.
- The finalists for the Small Breeder of the Year include: J&J Stables, Angie and Sabrina Moore, and Gail Rice.
This year's TOBA National Awards sponsors include: Keeneland as the Presenting Sponsor, 1/ST as the Owner of the Year Sponsor, and Coolmore as the State and Canadian Breeders of the Year Sponsor. Platinum level sponsors include Jackson Family Wines and TVG. Gold level sponsors include BloodHorse, The Jockey Club, and NTRA. Silver level sponsors include Big Ass Fans, Darley, National HBPA, Stoll Keenon Ogden, and White Birch Farm, Inc. (Peter M. Brant).
“We are honored to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the finalists and winners at the 2022 TOBA National Awards,” said Dan Metzger, president of TOBA. “They have distinguished themselves in Thoroughbred racing and breeding and we look forward to a wonderful weekend at Ashford and Keeneland.”
The emcee of the TOBA National Awards Dinner will be Gabby Gaudet of TVG. There will be a silent auction which will open the week of the event and close on Saturday night, as well as a live auction during the awards dinner ceremony.
Tickets are available to the public for both the luncheon and the dinner, with a discounted price for TOBA members. Registration for both events is due by Aug. 19 and available online here: www.toba.org/awards.