07/26/2013 12:17PM

TOBA to offer clinic and seminar in Saratoga Springs


The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct a pedigree and conformation clinic on Monday, August 5, and a Thoroughbred ownership seminar on Thursday, August 8, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

The pedigree and conformation clinic will feature conformation presentations and live evaluations, as well as pedigree discussions that will include nicking, linebreeding, outcrossing and inbreeding. Speakers will include Cormac Breathnach of Adena Springs Farm, Tim Leith of Equineline.com, trainer Gary Contessa, Dr. Charles Kidder DVM,  Kerry Cauthen of Four Star Sales, bloodstock agent Frank Brothers, and Susan Smallwood of Equix.

The clinic will begin August 5 at 8 a.m. Eastern at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion. The registration fee for the pedigree and conformation clinic is $125 for TOBA members and $175 for non-members, and includes all support materials, breakfast and lunch.

The Thoroughbred ownership seminar will feature discussions on industry business issues, options for acquiring horses including partnerships, auctions, and claiming, as well as a discussion about veterinary topics. Speakers will include Jeff Cannizzo of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders Association, attorney Bob Heleringer, Leonard Green CPA, Bryan Sullivan of Let’s Go Stables, Mike McMahon of McMahon and Hill Bloodstock, Eric Friedman of NYRA, trainer James Toner, John Phillips of Darby Dan Farm, Stephanie Brennan of Final Furlong Horse Retirement, Dr. Scott Hay DVM, and Bob Feld of Bongo Racing Stable.

The seminar will begin August 8 at 8 a.m. Eastern, also at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion. Registration for the ownership seminar is $75 for TOBA members and $100 for non-members, and includes support materials, breakfast, lunch and admission to the track.

Complete agendas for both events can be found on www.toba.org.