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National Owners Conference - Schedule of events

Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Tue, Oct 30, 2018

2018 Breeders' Cup Trackside Breakfast Marquee presented by WinStar farm and Fasig-Tipton

7:00 AM

Visit the Breakfast Marquee where you can take in the morning workouts including many of the Breeders' Cup contenders. While there enjoy a fabulous selection of chef-prepared breakfast delicacies.

Sponsored by Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC


Essentials of Ownership - Accounting, Legal, Insurance, Advisors, Acquisitions & Business plans

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Learn from a panel of experts what every owner should know when it comes to Accounting procedures, Legal issues, Insurance considerations, why having an experienced Advisor is important, elements of a business plan & options to acquire racehorses. Q & A to follow immediately after the panel.

Sponsored by Daily Racing Form

Wed, Oct 31, 2018

Selection and buying at the sales. Pinhooking, Vetting, Conformation

9:15 AM to 10:30 AM

Discover what people who are seasoned in the Thoroughbred public auction arena know about selecting horses to purchase, important aspect about vetting horses prior to bidding, pinhooking young horses to resell and conformation do's and don'ts. Q & A to follow immediately after the panel.

Sponsored by Gainesway Farm


Kentucky Derby, Oaks & BC Winning Connections

10:45 AM to 12:00 PM

Hear from a panel that have won both the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and Breeder's Cup races.  Learn about their journey, highs and lows, why any owner can win these great races and lasting memories. Q & A to follow immediately after the panel.

Sponsored by Spendthrift Farm


1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Gain a better understaning from a panel of Veterinarians as they present the latest information on Breeding Thoroughbreds, Laminitis, Throat Conditions and Eyes/Vision care for your equine athletes.  Q & A to follow immediately following the panel.

Sponsored by Mersant International

State Incentive Programs

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Many racing jurisdictions offer owner and breeder incentives to attract owners to invest in Thoroughbreds from their State program.  Learn more as 4 State Incentive representatives provide details from their respective program.  Also get the viewpoint from an auction company representative about how State-breds are viewed in the auction arena. Q & A to follow immediately after the panel.

Sponsored by WinStar Farm

Thu, Nov 1, 2018

State of the industry and the future of Thoroughbred racing

9:00 AM to 9:50 AM

Industry leaders give insight to topics including purses, handle, foal crops, Aftercare, growing the fan base, equine injury database, auction trends, equine and jockey safety initiatives and their views of the future of Thoroughbred racing.   Q & A to follow immediately after the panel.

Sponsored by Airdrie Stud


9:55 AM to 10:45 AM

Get details and insights from a panel of Aftercare specialists who are spearheading the Thoroughbred industry's Aftercare efforts. Q & A to follow immediatley after the panel.

Sponsored by Hagyard Equine Medical


OwnerView and other important information resources

3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Every owner should know about information resources available to them.  Find out more about OwnerView, Equibase, equineline, BloodHorse and TOBA's Concierge program from representatives that manage each area. Q & A to follow immediately after the panel.

Sponsored by Calumet Farm

Breeders' Cup Handicapping Event - Optional

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Join NBC Analyst Randy Moss, DRF’s National Handicapper Mike Watchmaker and DRF’s National Clocker Mike Welsch to handicap the Breeders’ Cup races!  Enjoy cocktails, dinner, fabulous silent and live auctions, with all proceeds benefiting PDJF & TCA.  Tickets are $75 per person.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 • 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Louisville Marriot Downtown
280 W. Jefferson Street, Louisville

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Fri, Nov 2, 2018

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) - Bash at the Museum (optional)

6:00 PM

After the races walk over to the Kentucky Derby Museum and enjoy a cocktail for a good cause!

This can’t miss event will feature Bluegrass inspired hors d’oeuvres, a performance by The Company Band, and a live auction of
exciting racing experiences and memorabilia.

VIP tickets include open bar and access to an exclusive VIP lounge.
General admission tickets include a complimentary drink and cash bar.

Tickets for this event sold out last year so get yours today!

All proceeds benefit the TCA.