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Established in late 1979 by a small but dedicated group of Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders, the NORTH CAROLINA THOROUGHBRED ASSOCIATION is a Non-Profit, all volunteer organization governed by an elected Board of Directors & Officers.

Mission Statement

To promote the Thoroughbred Industry in North Carolina.
To provide educational opportunity to its members in all aspects of the Thoroughbred Industry.
To provide its members with the opportunity to develop working relationships, and to meet as friends and colleagues, thereby encouraging excellence and outstanding achievements.




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Racing this Weekend
INCREMENTAL: is entered at Delta Downs on October 25 going1 mile in the $200,000 Jean Lafette Stakes Race 9, PP 4 , bred by Nancy Shuford.

SPECIAL CONGRATS: is entered at Parx Racing on October 25 going 1 mile in a claimer, Race 6, PP 9, bred by Beth Muirhead.

BET U CANT FIND ME
: is entered at Finger Lakes on October 25, going 5 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 2, PP 7, bred by Hubert Vester.

WINE BURGLAR
: is entered at the Meadowlands on October 25, going 1 1/16 miles on the turf in a Claimer, Race 2, PP 4, bred by Hubert Vester.

DIXIE JACKPOT
: is entered at Thistledown on October 29, going 6 furlongs in an Optional Claiming (not entered for a tag) Race 4, PP 3. Bred by Jim Chandley, owed by Tammy Freeman and Jim.

2014 NC State Fair
NC Thoroughbred Association teamed up with BlueBloodsThoroughbredsAdoptionsandPlacement at the 2014 North Carolina State Fair with an informational booth for for the promotion of the Thoroughbred Horse. Both in horse racing and after racing careers such as hunter jumpers, pleasure and trail, dressage, and many other ways this beautiful breed is such an incredible horse. Click on the following link to find out more about this great program.

http://www.bluebloodstb.org/about-us.html


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Top Owners, Breeders to be Honored at 29th Annual

TOBA National Awards Dinner

Lexington, Ky. - The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's 29th Annual National Awards Dinner will be held on Friday, September 5 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Ky. The TOBA National Awards Dinner honors the achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 22 states and Canada.
 

The following regional owners will be honored:

 Eastern Region Owner of the Year: Phipps Stable

 Midwestern Region Owner of the Year: Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey

 Southern Region Owner of the Year: Willis D. Horton

 Western Region Owner of the Year: Gary & Mary West

 

A National Owner of the Year will be selected from these regional owners. The National Owner will be revealed at the Awards Dinner.

 

The state and Canadian breeders of the year are:

Arizona: Richard Owens
California: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams
Canada: Sam-Son Farm
Florida: Gil & Marilyn Campbell
Illinois: Darrell & Sadie Brommer
Indiana: Deann & Greg Baer
Iowa: William Hobbs
Kansas: Lance & Valerie Gabriel
Kentucky: Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey
Louisiana: Glen C. Warren
Maryland: Robert E. Meyerhoff
Michigan: Jerry & Lisa Campbell
Minnesota: Richard Bremer & Cheryl Sprick
New Jersey: Quiet Winter Farm
New Mexico: Mike Carson & Bill Carson
New York: Patricia S. Purdy
North Carolina: Elizabeth H. Muirhead
North Dakota: Leigh Backhaus
Oregon: George Hurliman
South Carolina: Franklin G. Smith
Texas: Sam Stevens & Sammy Stevens
Virginia: Estate of Edward P. Evans
Washington: Keith & Jan Swagerty

 

TOBA's National Breeder and National Small Breeder of the Year will be selected from the above list of breeders and announced at the Awards Dinner.

 

TOBA will also honor Helen Alexander with the new Robert N. Clay Award. The purpose of this award is to enhance awareness and promote education among horsemen regarding the impact of land loss on the equine community. In partnership with the Equine Land Conservation Resource, this award recognizes a member of the Thoroughbred community who has made an outstanding contribution to preserving land for equine use.

 

Additionally, TOBA will honor Take Charge Lady as the National Broodmare of the Year. This award offers catalog designation from the North American International Cataloguing Standards Committee.

 

Owned by Katie Ruppel, successful competitive eventer Houdini will be named the Rood & Riddle Thoroughbred Sport Horse of the Year. This award is presented to the owner of the ex-Thoroughbred racehorse that has excelled in sport horse competitions as tracked by the United States Equestrian Federation.

 

National Awards Dinner sponsors include H.E. Sutton Forwarding Company, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Jackson Family Wines, Woodford Reserve, Zoetis, John Deere, Flair Nasal Strips, Daily Racing Form, Thoroughbred Owner Conference and Blood-Horse Publications. Tickets for the National Awards Dinner may be purchased at www.toba.org.

 

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, Ownerview.com 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. 

 

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
P.O. Box 910668 · Lexington, KY 40591-0668
Phone: (859) 276-2291 · Fax: (859) 276-2462
Email: toba@toba.org
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RULER OF LOVE

 Ruler of Love the NCTA horse of the year also received Florida's award for 3 year old of 2013. 

CONGRATULATIONS to all the connections, they are all members of the NCTA.  Ruler of Love was bred and broken by our former and now new member, FAYE LITTLE, Ruler of Love is owned by our member's FRANK CONIGLIO, SID RITMAN, RICHARD RENDINO, AND NICK REBRO.

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Kentucky Derby Horse has Connections to NCTA Member 
We Miss Artie ... will race in the Derby this year and Hubert Vester, of Nashville plans to travel to watch the race. . The horse is the colt of a horse owned by Vester. . Vester said he purchased a broodmare, Russian Bride, in 2001 and bred her her in 2004, to the 2000 Derby winner, Fusaichi Pegasus. . Athena's Gift was born in 2005, sold as a yearling at the 2006 Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Kentucky. She was bought by Canadian, Richard Lister. . Vester said that Athena's Gift had a career ending injury, was retired and became a broodmare. When Lister retired in 2013, he sold off his band of brood mares at the Keenland November Breeding Stock Sale. That is when Hubert Vester bought back the mare, Athena's Gift. . We Miss Artie is her colt, sired by *Artie Schiller. Vester said. We Miss Artie is now owned by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey and trained by Todd Pletcher, that colt is running this Saturday, the first Saturday in May. . When We Miss Artie was born, there were around 37,000 Thoroughbreds born the same year. Only three-year- olds can compete in the Derby, so a horse gets one chance only. We Miss Artie won the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park in March, which qualifies him for the 2014 Derby. . "A horse only gets one shot to win a Derby" Vester said. "The next year, he's too old." . Vester considers himself a small Thoroughbred owner and breeder, but he's well known in the industry. In 2011 he was named the North Carolina Thoroughbred Association's owner and breeder of the year. . We Miss You Artie was bred for the turf, so Vester said the dirt track might prove to be a slight handicap. But he is proud that the horse has qualified to run this year in the Derby, having won the Spiral Stakes. . "If he ends up dead last, you still got a special horse," he said. "Anything can happen." . Hubert Vester plans to attend the May 3rd Derby and is excited about being there. . "I always said I wouldn't go unless I had one in it and I guess this is as close as I'll get," Vester said. . E. S. Williams *The sire Artie Schiller has North Carolina roots. He was bred by and owned by the late Tom Walsh. His wife Denise of Southern Pines, NC, still own shares in the stallion.
Written by: Eileen S. Williams
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“Second Call Thoroughbred Adoption and Placement Program Drafts a Veteran, Builds a Bigger Team and sends one of its own to Training Camp”

May13, 2014 -Helmetta, NJ- Second Call Thoroughbred Adoption and Placement, Monmouth Park Racetrack’s Aftercare Program, teams up with New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) accredited organization.

Managing and caring for Monmouth Park’s retired racehorses continues to be a seemingly daunting and non-ending task. Year after year, the number of Thoroughbreds needing homes/careers grows and options diminish. The good news is there is always hope and hope brings potential. For New Jersey’s Thoroughbreds it lies in the form of a new partnership between Second Call and New Vocations. Laurie Condurso-Lane, Second Call’s Executive Director and Anna Ford, Program Director,  of New Vocations,   paths initially crossed at the premiere All Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, at Turfway Park, KY in 2001.  Thirteen years later, they meet again.

 Condurso- Lane explains. “Second Call’s primary goal has always been to ensure the safety and health of any horse who’s racing days, for whatever reason, are over.”  The primary imperative piece to achieve that goal comes from two of Second Call’s New Jersey lay-up facilities. She continues, “Our farm managers, they have something special when it comes to horses…they have rehabilitated some of the best Jersey breds I have ever seen….it still amazes all of us how the farm managers can take an injured horse and nurse it back to health. The challenge of finding new homes however does not end just because a horse is sound….now for the next step….we need to make sure the horse goes from racehorse to trained riding horse….and that is where Anna steps in.”  Ford is a seasoned veteran when it comes to retraining racehorses and for Lane it is a natural fit.  We are very honored to have the opportunity to work with Second Call and look forward to expanding the services we provide to the Monmouth Park horsemen…Second Call is a great example of how horseman and aftercare programs can work together to provide resources and networking to assist in helping horses retiring from the track receive the proper rehabilitation and retraining needed to find suitable second careers," shares  Ford.

Second Call rehabilitates the horse and with a stipend (from funds raised) sends it to New Vocations for retraining and re-homing.  Second Call’s most recent candidate to enroll in New Vocations training camp is Themanmythnlegend,or as his friends call him, Manny.   For an update on Manny and future Second Call/New Vocations horses, please visit:

 http://www.sctap.com

Second Call, founded in 2012, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Thoroughbred Adoption and Placement Program dedicated to New Jersey’s off-the-track Thoroughbreds. Serving as the exclusive "After Care Program" for Monmouth Park, the mission is to assist, and ensure that retired racehorses find a SECOND calling and/or profession. Thoroughbreds accepted into the program are rested, evaluated, re-acclimated, retrained and placed into loving homes. The business model allows Second Call to focus specifically on the local racing jurisdiction that gives back so much to our communities. By aligning with Monmouth Park and its horsemen, we can channel all our resources and activities where they are needed the most.

www.newvocations.org

In 1992 New Vocations first opened their barn doors to retired racehorses looking for new careers. Starting with a single farm in Dayton, Ohio the program has grown to have six facilities, which are located in: Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Serving over 40 racetracks, New Vocations works directly with owners and trainers in need of an aftercare program for horses leaving the track. Their soul mission is to stand in the gap for retiring racehorses and provide skilled hands to assist in their development as pleasure mounts. These horses are then placed in experienced, loving homes that will continue their education so each has a skill and therefore a future. Currently the program takes in over 400 horses a year. The program has a sound adoption system in place that is proven to move a large number of horses in a rather short period of time.

Contact: Tatiana Verenicin-Chan 609-977-3409; tatiana333@optimum.net (Freelance writer/Director of Marketing Second Call Thoroughbred Adoption and Placement)

 



Racing Results
Entries listed below results
(ALSO POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE)

RACING RESULTS for Thursday, October 23

MISSDIXIEACTIVIST:was a "WINNER," as she vied for the lead at the start, raced along the inside, dueled after the last turn, prevailed to the wire, entered at Penn National on October 23 going 1 1/16 miles in an Allowance, Race 4, PP 1, bred by Jim Chandley. Bold run.

MIRAMICHI: Place third at Parx Racing on October 21, going 7 furlongs in a Claiming Race, bred and owned by Nancy Shuford.

LITERATA: finished 4th, after being hustled to the front at the start, lead easily on, before conceding, entered at Belmont Park on October 19, going 1 mile in a Maiden Special Weight, race 4, PP 7, owned by George and Stephanie Autry.

DARING KATHY: was a "WINNER" took the lead into the first turn, showing her class, shook off pressure, and extended her lead, drew away from other pursuing rivals,was clear at the wire, was entered Saturday at Gulfstream Park West on October 18, in the $90,000 CELLARS SHIRAZ STAKES going 1 mile, Race 7, PP 9, owned by Steve Laymon in a partnership with John Eaton. Nice Going!

MACO LIGHT: was unplaced, bumped in at the start, vied for the lead, raced five wide into the turn, was entered at Keeneland on October 18 going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf in an Allowance, Race 7, PP 12, owned and bred by Dogwood Plantation ( Sandy and Joanne Dew.

MICHAEL'S TRIBUTE: was up for 2nd, raced between rivals before the half, going two wide, challenged the winner in the final furlong, clear for second, entered at Penn National on Wednesday, October 15, going 1 mile and 70 yards in a Claimer, Race 1, PP 1, bred by Jim Chandley

COMPASS ROSE: was a WINNER at Keeneland  on October 12 going 6 furlongs in a Maiden Special Weight.  She stalked the pace went 5 wide and won by a neck.  CONGRATULATIONS to her connections - Owned by Never Better Stables ( Denise Walsh).

TOBIAS: finished third at Keeneland on October 12 going 1 1/2 miles on the turf, in a non-winners of two.  He was unhurried early and went 7 wide into the stretch and was gaining late.   Owned by our member Johnny Eason in his partnership with Rafael Fernandez.

TRAWEE: was a WINNER at Keeneland on October 12 going 6 1/2 furlongs in a MAIDEN CLAIMING, She stalked the pace four wide and took over after a 1/2 and drew away to prove much the best, winning by 10 3/4 lengths.  Owned by Bill Thompson in a Partnership with Wind River Stable, Summergrove Farm and J. Dixon.

SPEED SEEKER: was unplaced, after taking a bad step on the far turn, steadied late in the stretch racing in the ELIZABETH  CHALLENGE CUP (G1) at Keeneland on Saturday, October 11, going 1 1/8 miles on the turf, Race 9, PP 3 owned by a partnership that includes our membersk Coniglio and Richard Rendina.

SPECIAL CONGRATS; was unplaced after saving ground of the pace, angled to the outside, entereded at Parx Racing on October 11, going 1 1/16 miles in an Allowance, Race 3, PP1. bred by Beth Muirhead.

BOSSY: was unplaced,  entered at Keeneland on October 11, going 6 1/2 furlongs in an Allowance, Race 7, PP 2, Owned by Eclipse Racing Partnership and includes Randy Pazsar our member.

RICKASHEA: Race "CANCELED "  due to Track Conditions at   the Meadowlands on October 11, Race 5, PP 6, owned and bred by Danny Shea.

 

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Racing Entries

Good Luck to All!

INCREMENTAL: is entered at Delta Downs on October 25 going 1 mile in the $200,000 Jean Lafette Stakes Race 9, PP 4 , bred by Nancy Shuford.

 SPECIAL CONGRATS: is entered at Parx Racing on October 25 going 1 mile in a claimer, Race 6, PP 9, bred by Beth Muirhead.

WINE BURGLAR: is entered at Laurel Park on October 23 going 1 1/16 miles on the turf in a Claiming, Race 3, PP 18, bred by Hubert Vester

BET U CANT FIND ME: is entered at Finger Lakes on October 25, going 5 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 2, PP 7, bred by Hubert Vester.

 WINE BURGLAR: is entered at the Meadowlands on October 25, going 1 1/16 miles on the turf in a Claimer, Race 2, PP 4, bred by Hubert Vester.

 DIXIE JACKPOT: is entered at Thistledown on October 29, going 6 furlongs in an Optional Claiming (not entered for a tag) Race 4, PP 3. Bred by Jim Chandley, owed by Tammy Freeman and Jim.

MACO LIGHT; is entered at Keeneland on October 18 going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf in an Allowance, Race 7, PP 12, owned and bred by Dogwood Plantation ( Sandy and Joanne Dew.

LITERATA: is entered at Belmont Park on October 19, going 1 mile in a Maiden Special Weight, race 4, PP 7, owned by George and Stephanie Autry.

WINE BURGLAR: is entered at Laurel Park on October 23, going 1 1/16 miles in a Claimer, Race 3, PP 18, bred by Hubert Vester.

CHOSEN: is entered at Laurel Park on October 23 going 5 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 9, PP 9, bred by Jim Chandley.


Special Thanks to Eileen Williams for all of her racing result updates.

Eileen S. Williams

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