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National Owners Conference - Schedule of events

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Panel 1 - The Business of Racehorse Ownership

9:30 AM to 10:40 AM

This panel covers many of the business aspects of racehorse ownership including: Developing a Business Plan, Accounting, Legal and Insurance Considerations, Cost of Ownership


Sponsored by Daily Racing Form

Panel 2 - Racing Syndicates

10:45 AM to 11:45 AM

Members of several racing syndicates talk about their ownership experiences including benefits of investing in managed racing syndicates, billing, communication, social aspects, access to their horses, seating on race days, paddock access, winner's circle and more.


Sponsored by OCD Pellets

Panel 3 - Jockeys

1:10 PM to 2:15 PM

Jockeys talk about race prep, using the Equicizer and equipment used including helmets, goggles, safety vests, use of crops, saddle, boots and racing silks. There will also be a live demo of the Jockeys Room, Equicizer and Silks Room on Wednesday morning.


Sponsored by Gainesway Farm

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Panel 8 - Owners

2:40 PM to 3:45 PM

A panel of owners talk about what to consider when selecting a Trainer. When is it time to change trainers? Partnerships - Are they for everyone? Pros and Cons of breeding vs buying at the sales? Selecting your racing silks. Selecting a bloodstock agent/advisor. Deciding when to claim a horse or drop a horse into claiming ranks


Immeditely following this panel, the 2019 New Owner of the Year Award will be presented.


Sponsored by Coolmore America

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Optional Event: Bash at the Breeders' Cup benefiting Thoroughbred Charities of America

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

After the races the TCA is hosting the Bash at the Langham where you can enjoy a cocktail for a good cause! This can’t miss event will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a live auction.

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 have sold out for the last two years so get yours today!


Optional Event: Pasadena Fan Fest

7:00 PM
Celebrate the first day of the 2019 Breeders' Cup World Championships at the Pasadena Fan Fest on the plaza of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The event kicks off on Friday, November 1 at 7:00 pm and will feature a live performance by Kenny Metcalf as Elton, an award-winning Elton John tribute act, as well as delectable dishes from local food trucks and handcrafted cocktails.

Tickets for Pasadena Fan Fest are available now and are limited to the first 500 purchasers.

Ranging from $15 for general admission to $45 for the top seating tier, all tickets provide access to live entertainment, participating food trucks and cash bars featuring signature Breeders’ Cup Cocktails.