TOBA Announces Livestock Clinic Speakers and Itinerary

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hosting a breeding clinic June 3-4 in Lexington, Kentucky. Attendees will learn about a variety of breeding-related topics in the Thoroughbred industry while visiting five central Kentucky farms and hearing from experts in the field.

The clinic will include visits to Godolphin’s Stonerside Farm, Spendthrift Farm, WinStar Farm, Mt. Brilliant Farm, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and Summerwind Farm.

Topics and speakers at the Breeding Clinic include:
*Breeding For the Athletic Thoroughbred and Conformation in Foals, presented by Gerry Duffy, Stonerside and Raceland Farm Manager
*Tour of Spendthrift Farm/Stallions and Breeding Procedures, presented by Ned Toffey, Managing Director of Spendthrift Farm
*Matings and Stallion Conformation, presented by David Hanley, General Manager of WinStar Farm
*Mare Management: Preparation for Breeding, Nutrition and Breeding, presented by Jeff Danford, Broodmare Manager of WinStar Farm
*Biosecurity and Foaling, presented by Alissa Heath, WinStar Farm Assistant Broodmares Manager
*Brood Mare Assessment and Postpartum Care for Mares and Foals, presented by Luke Sullivan, Mt. Brilliant Farm Brood Mare Manager and Dr. Carleigh Fedorka
* General Tour and Other Information, Gay Bredin, COO of Mt. Brilliant Farm
* Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Tour, Mary Sheerin, Tours and Events Coordinator
*Neonatal Medicine, presented by Dr. Nathan Slovis DVM, DACVIM, CHT, McGee Center Director and Practice Member
*Management of Endometritis, presented by Dr. Karen Von Dollen DVM, MS, DACT, Hagyard Field Care Theriogenologist and Practice Associate
*Equine Breeding Management, presented by Clare O’Dowd, Broodmare Manager of Summerwind Farm
* Equine Reproduction and Medicine, Dr. Chris Smith DVM, Founding Partner and Owner of Lexington Equine Medical Group Lexington Equine Medical Group

The TOBA Breeding Clinic and other educational seminars cater to all levels of education, from prospective or new owners and breeders to knowledgeable industry professionals looking to further their education. TOBA clinics and seminars are open to the public with a special member discount. Meals, materials and a TOBA goodie bag are included with registration.

Registration is available online, until May 31, at: The capacity of this clinic is limited, with only 6 places remaining.

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Questions regarding TOBA clinics and seminars can be directed to Samantha Smith at [email protected] (859) 276-6793.

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