TOBA To Honor State Breeders At National Awards Dinner

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that they will honor breeders selected from 18 states and Canada during the TOBA National Awards on Saturday, Sept. 11.

State Breeders of the Year:

Arkansas: Bill and Mary McDowell

California: George Krikorian

Canada: Ivan Dalos

Canada: Lawrence P. Cordes

Florida: Charlotte Weber/ Live Oak Stud

Indiana: Greg Baer DVM and Deann Baer

Iowa: Allen Poindexter

Kentucky: Godolphin

Louisiana: Tri-Star Racing LLC

Maryland: Angie and Sabrina Moore

Minnesota: Lorie Michaels

New Jersey: John Bowers Jr.

New Mexico: R.D. Hubbard

New York: Twin Creeks Farm

Oregon: Janet and Patrick Cosgrove

Pennsylvania: Blackstone Farm LLC

South Carolina: Franklin Smith Sr.

Texas: James Wessel

Virginia: Lazy Lane Farm

Washington: Darrin L. Paul

“TOBA congratulates the remarkable achievements of all of the state and Canadian breeders, who truly represent the foundation of our sport,” said Dan Metzger, president of TOBA. “Their commitment to excellence and devotion to the horse epitomizes what makes Thoroughbred racing a truly unique and special sport.”

Also honored during the TOBA National Awards program will be the National Owner of the Year, National Breeder of the Year, National Small Breeder of the Year, National Broodmare of the Year, Cot Campbell Racing Partnership of the Year, Industry Service Award, Claiming Crown Horse of the Year and the Sport Horse of the Year.

TOBA’s National Awards will be presented live at Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa, with a special performance from legendary Motown artist Gladys Knight. Tickets can be purchased online at

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