The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will honor breeders selected from 18 states and Canada during the TOBA National Awards Saturday, Sept. 11.
State Breeders of the Year: Arkansas: Bill and Mary McDowell; California: George Krikorian; Canada: Ivan Dalos; Canada: Lawrence P. Cordes; Florida: Charlotte Weber/ Live Oak Stud; Indiana: Greg Baer DVM and Deann Baer; Iowa: Allen Poindexter; Kentucky: Godolphin; Louisiana: Tri-Star Racing LLC; Maryland: Angie and Sabrina Moore; Minnesota: Lorie Michaels; New Jersey: John Bowers Jr.; New Mexico: R.D. Hubbard; New York: Twin Creeks Farm; Oregon: Janet and Patrick Cosgrove; Pennsylvania: Blackstone Farm LLC; South Carolina: Franklin Smith Sr.; Texas: James Wessel; Virginia: Lazy Lane Farm; Washington: Darrin L. Paul.
“TOBA congratulates the remarkable achievements of all of the state and Canadian breeders, who truly represent the foundation of our sport,” said Dan Metzger, president of TOBA. “Their commitment to excellence and devotion to the horse epitomizes what makes Thoroughbred racing a truly unique and special sport.”
Also honored during the TOBA National Awards program will be the National Owner of the Year, National Breeder of the Year, National Small Breeder of the Year, National Broodmare of the Year, Cot Campbell Racing Partnership of the Year, Industry Service Award, Claiming Crown Horse of the Year and the Sport Horse of the Year.
TOBA's National Awards will be presented live at Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa, with a special performance from legendary Motown artist Gladys Knight.