CTBA annually hosts the Northern California Yearling Sale in Pleasanton in August. CTBA Yearling Sale graduates include stakes winners Bai and Bai and Sierra Sunset.
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association was founded in 1937 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing in California. It is governed by a board of 15 directors voted on by the association’s membership.
The CTBA has kept measure with the growth of the industry in the state and is today among the largest organization of its kind in the nation. The membership is comprised of people representing all walks of life and all levels of involvement in the industry.
California’s Thoroughbred industry today accounts for 50,000 jobs and 148,000 Thoroughbred horses that have a $5.1 billion impact on the state’s economy.
CTBA is the official registering agency for California-bred Thoroughbreds as specified by the California Horse Racing Law. A percentage of every dollar wagered on California races is deposited with the CTBA to be paid to the owner, breeder, and stallion owner so as to encourage the breeding of higher quality horses in the state.
Incentive Award revenues currently total more than $10 million annually. Coupled with restricted purses of more than $16 million, the Cal-bred breeding and racing program totals more than $26 million.
Read more about funds and incentives at our website (link on this page).