Seminars, Clinics, and Webcasts

TOBA offers educational, non-commercial seminars and clinics for prospective, new and established owners. TOBA’s goal is to provide industry participants with the knowledge necessary to improve the likelihood for success in the Thoroughbred business.

2023 Schedule


Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Refunds for cancellations are permitted up to 2 weeks prior to the event date. After this deadline passes no refund is possible. If you decide to cancel after this deadline it is still appreciated to let us know for headcount purposes.


2023 Dates Coming Soon

If you are a racetrack, sales facility, or farm and are interested in hosting a clinic - or if you are interested in becoming a clinic sponsor, please email: [email protected]


TOBA Seminar & Clinic Topics Offered Throughout the Year:

Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar

This seminar provides a basic introduction to Thoroughbred ownership. Topics include how to build a racing stable, owner and trainer communications, common veterinary concerns, accounting and insurance issues, understanding racing partnerships and much more.

Pedigree and Conformation Clinic

This clinic allows participants a deeper understanding of the Thoroughbred pedigree and conformation. Pedigree discussions include general theory, such as in-breeding, out-crossing and nicking as well as overall conformational factors. Pedigree theories differ greatly, therefore it is important to be familiar with many perspectives. Conformation discussions include the identification of common conformation faults and the effects of those faults as well as a live conformation workshop. Like pedigree theory, there are varying opinions within the industry about acceptable conformation faults so it is important to consider varying perspectives.

Breeding Clinic

The Breeding Clinic is held in Lexington each year and consists of tours at three Kentucky Thoroughbred farms. Clinic topics include foal registration, pedigree theory, a conformation workshop, equine nutrition, equine business matters, foaling and farm management as related to Thoroughbred breeding.