CLAIMING SEMINAR TO BE HELD DECEMBER 2 AT FAIR GROUNDS
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hosting a Claiming Seminar on Saturday, December 2 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, Louisiana. The morning seminar is strategically positioned on the day of the 25th Claiming Crown, an event that will feature eight races totaling $1 million in base purses, headlined by the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel.
Conceived to be a Breeders’ Cup-style event for claiming horses, the Claiming Crown was created in 1999 by the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA) and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA). The program gives Thoroughbred racing’s workhorses, their owners and trainers a day in the spotlight in recognition of their importance to filling out race cards across the nation. Attendees will learn insights on different aspects of claiming Thoroughbreds, pedigree, past performance and conformation analysis, and more from industry professionals as well as enjoying a day at the races.
The topics and speakers at the seminar include:
• Understanding Racing Office Policy & Procedures, presented by Jason M. Boulet (Fair Grounds, Senior Director of Racing) and Scott L. Jones (Fair Grounds, Racing Secretary)
• Understanding Claiming Strategy & Process, presented by Brett A. Brinkman (Multiple Graded Stakes Winning Trainer) and W. Bret Calhoun (Multiple Graded Stakes Winning Trainer)
The TOBA Claiming Seminar is aimed towards all levels of experience – from beginners to knowledgeable owners looking to continue their education. The clinic is open to the general public, with a special discount for TOBA members. Meals, educational materials, and a TOBA gift bag are included in registration.