FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 6, 2015
Contact: Carrie Vaught
Director of Membership & Marketing
Ownership Seminar, April 18-19, to Visit WinStar Farm and Keeneland
Lexington, Ky. – The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding an educational Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar in Lexington, Ky. The seminar, sponsored by Blood-Horse, will feature a trip to WinStar Farm’s training center, a private backstretch tour of Keeneland Race Course, and two days of live racing at Keeneland.
The event will begin on Saturday, April 18 with a visit to WinStar Farm to learn how the farm trains and prepare their horses for the racetrack. Attendees will also receive complimentary tickets to Keeneland for the afternoon. Sunday, April 19 will take place at Keeneland with a virtual ownership session on the backstretch, discussions on the owner/trainer dynamic, acquiring racehorses, public auction procedures and Thoroughbred retirement. The seminar will wrap up with lunch in Keeneland’s Phoenix Dining Room and an afternoon of racing.
Speakers include Kentucky Thoroughbred Association executive director Chauncey Morris, Sean Tugel of WinStar Farm, trainer Ian Wilkes, Ken Ramsey of Ramsey Farm, trainer Wesley Ward, Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing, Kerry Cauthen of Four Star Sales, Barry Irwin of Team Valor, trainer Ron Moquett, Jen Shaw of Dean Dorton Allen Ford PLLC, Joel Turner of Frost Brown Todd LLC and Tom Thornbury of Keeneland, Erin Crady of Thoroughbred Charities of America, and Susan Martin of The Jockey Club. Reed Ringler of Fasig-Tipton is moderating the seminar.
TOBA, based in Lexington, Ky., was formed in 1961 and is a national trade organization of leading Thoroughbred breeders and owners. TOBA’s mission is to improve the economics, integrity and pleasure of the sport on behalf of Thoroughbred owners and breeders. Projects managed by TOBA include the American Graded Stakes Committee, TOBA Owners Concierge, Claiming Crown, Ownership Seminars, Breeding, Conformation & Pedigree Clinics and the Sales Integrity Program. TOBA, in collaboration with The Jockey Club, has also created a free information resource called OwnerView to provide pertinent information to new, prospective and current Thoroughbred owners. TOBA provides international representation for U.S. owners and breeders on the International Grading and Race Planning Advisory Committee, International Cataloguing Standards Committee and International Breeders Federation. Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) is the charitable arm of TOBA. TOBA Media Properties, a subsidiary of TOBA, owns The Horse magazine, Eclipse Press and is co-owner of The Blood-Horse LLC in a partnership with The Jockey Club Information Systems. TOBA is represented on the board of directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium as founding members.
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