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National Owners Conference - Schedule of events

Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Conference Sign-in and Exhibits

Time: 
11:30 AM

Begin arriving at the Del Mar Hilton and sign-in to receive your conference credentials, conference bag and Breeders' Cup tickets.  After you receive your credentials visit the exhibitors and enjoy the afternoon snacks and beverages prior to the first panel. 

Snacks and Beverages sponsored by the National HBPA

 

Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Breeding to Win - Planning your Matings; Pedigrees, Conformation & Auctions

Time: 
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

An experienced panel of experts talk about the wide-array of considerations in breeding your racehorses. Topics such as how pedigrees, nicks, inbreeding, conformation and public auctions all play into breeding decisions. Q & A to follow immediately after the panel.

Sponsored by Taylor Made Farm

Ownership - Early Success and Staying the Course

Time: 
2:35 PM to 3:45 PM

A group of successful owners provide insight to having early success and the path they took to get there.  Long-term owners discuss what it takes to stay the course through good years and lean years. Q & A to follow immediately after the panel.

Sponsored by Spendthrift Farm

Wed, Nov 1, 2017

Journalists & Turf Writers - Get the Inside Scoop

Time: 
9:00 AM to 9:55 AM

A renowned panel of turf writers and journalists tell their "behind the scenes stories" about owners and their horses.  You don't want to miss this unique opportunity to hear their stories. Q & A to follow immediately after the panel.

Sponsored by Mersant International

Thu, Nov 2, 2017

2017 National Turf Writers and Broadcasters 58th Annual Awards Dinner - Optional event

Time: 
6:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Veteran broadcaster Randy Moss and owner Rick Porter are among the Thoroughbred industry standouts who will be honored by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters at the association's 58th annual Awards Dinner on Nov. 2 at the Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar in Del Mar, California. Members of the NTWAB also voted to honor Daily Racing Form reporter Matt Hegarty and the Winners Foundation.

Discounted registration fee for guests of the Owner Conference is $100. Please visit our website to register::

2017 National Turf Writers and Broadcasters 58th Annual Awards Dinner

 

Fri, Nov 3, 2017

Friday - Breeders' Cup Championship Racing

Time: 
11:00 AM

Your Thoroughbred Owner Conference registration may include reserved grandstand seating on Breeders' Cup Friday & Saturday. Spend your day on Friday at beautiful Del Mar Turf Club watching live racing including the Breeders' Cup Championship races.  

 

Please Note: Breeders' Cup reserved tickets are very limited.  Be sure to register for the Owner Conference while supplies last!

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Bash at the Beach - Optional event

Time: 
5:30 PM

After the races come enjoy a cocktail on the beach for a good cause with live music by Haute Chile. Live auction featuring racing memorabilia and experiences.

Friday, November 3, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

Breeders' Cup Barn at the Beach
Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA

General admission tickets include hors d'oeuvres, complimentary drink, and cash bar. VIP tickets include hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and access to VIP lounge.

To purchase tickets for the Bash at the Beach please visit the TCA website at:

http://www.tca.org/bashatthebeach.html

 

Sat, Nov 4, 2017

Breeders' Cup Festival - Optional Events

Time: 
12:00 AM

The Breeders' Cup Host Committee is developing the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Festival, a week-long celebration from October 28th to November 4th. The Festival will entertain our guests and local community, and provide opportunities to engage our local businesses.

As a part of the Festival, the Breeders’ Cup Host Committee will be planning many programs and activities, including Galas, Concerts, Golf Tournaments, 5k Runs and Art of the Horse: 2017 Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar.

Saturday - Breeders' Cup Championship Racing

Time: 
11:00 AM

Your Thoroughbred Owner Conference registration may include reserved grandstand seating on Breeders' Cup Friday & Saturday. Witness the Breeders' Cup Championship day of racing when the best Thoroughbreds from around the globe gather for the greatest day of international Championship racing.

Please Note: Breeders' Cup reserved tickets are very limited.  Be sure to register for the Owner Conference while supplies last!