Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Members of the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association attending the Breeders’ Awards Dinner on Monday, June 28, get the added bonus of seeing leading stallions Oasis Dream and Dansili plus the six other sires standing at Banstead Manor Stud - Beat Hollow, Champs Elysees, Observatory, Rail Link, Three Valleys and Zamindar.

The Breeders’ Awards Dinner is held being held in Newmarket for the first time, with a champagne reception at Banstead Manor Stud before members and guests sit down in the Green Room at Tattersalls.

Juddmonte Farms, which owns Banstead Manor Stud, is sponsoring the whole evening and will parade all eight stallions based there.

Louise Kemble, Chief Executive of the TBA, said today: “The annual awards have been previously announced at a lunch in London after the Annual General Meeting in early January and we have changed arrangements this year to better reflect our members’ interests.

“Thanks to the support of Juddmonte Farms, we are having an evening with a difference on Monday and everyone is looking forward to the reception followed by the dinner at which the 2009 winners of our 15 awards will be honoured.”

A media release detailing all the winners of the awards will be sent on an embargoed basis on the morning of Monday, June 28.

The Annual General Meeting has also moved to Newmarket and takes place the following morning, Tuesday, June 29, at Tattersalls, beginning at 9.45am and finishing at 10.30am.

Following the AGM, the TBA hosts a seminar entitled “The Breeding Business - A Year On” in the sales ring at Tattersalls.

Starting at 11am, the seminar will feature first of all a presentation from Adrian Crichton and Paul Greeves of Weatherbys on the issue of the economy and bloodstock.

The next speaker is David Redvers, bloodstock agent, owner of Tweenhills Stud and one of the instigators of the Racing Post Yearling Bonus Scheme. David will offer his perspective on the current state of the sales market.

He is followed by bloodstock economist John Lynam, who will give a personal view on the opportunities and threats faced by the bloodstock industry.

A discussion session led by the panel of experts concludes the morning.

Following a buffet lunch, British Bloodstock Marketing outlines its international marketing plans to support the breeding industry.

The day concludes with a presentation from Dr Emmeline Hill of Equinome, who will talk about the opportunities for maximising the genetic potential of the racehorse.

A media release will be issued on Tuesday, June 29, with details of what went on during the AGM and the seminar.

For more information, please contact Louise Kemble on 01638 661321 or e-mail




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