From a Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association release

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hosting a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar on May 15-16, 2014 in Maryland. On May 15, the seminar will take place at the Timonium Race Track in Timonium, Md. and on May 16 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The seminar, sponsored by Blood-Horse Publications, will feature topics including the owner/trainer relationship, options for acquiring horses, business topics, Thoroughbred retirement and online resources for Thoroughbred owners. Attendees will enjoy a cocktail party on the afternoon of May 15 as well as participate in various activities at Pimlico’s Black Eyed Susan Day on May 16.

Speakers include Jimmy Toner of JJ Toner Racing, Justin Nicholson of Ninety North Racing, Davant Latham of Davant Latham Bloodstock Insurance, Robb Levinsky of Kenwood Racing, Kip Elser of Kirkwood Stables, Frank Vespe of The Racing Biz, attorney Alan M. Foreman, insurance agent Richard Hoffberger, Bradley Weisbord, USA Racing Advisor for Al Shaqab Racing, Dr. Nicholas Meittinis of Maryland Veterinary Group, Andrew Chesser of The Jockey Club and Dan Rosenberg, President of Thoroughbred Charities of America. The seminar is moderated by Reed Ringler of Fasig-Tipton.

The seminar agenda, along with a complete schedule of upcoming 2014 seminars and clinics, is available at These highly educational events are informative for both new and current Thoroughbred owners and breeders. TOBA members receive a discounted rate for each clinic and non-members can join TOBA today to take advantage of the discount.

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, Claiming Crown, Ownership Seminars, and the Sales Integrity Program. 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 is the owner of The Blood-Horse Inc., and is represented on the Board of Directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium as founding members.