The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) announced Wednesday that they will honor breeders selected from 22 states and Canada during the TOBA National Awards on Sat., Sept. 26.

The National Breeder of the Year and National Small Breeder of the Year will be selected from the state breeders listed below and announced during the awards.

“The 23 breeders from the U.S. and Canada enjoyed a tremendous year in 2019 from their homebred runners and we are honored to recognize their outstanding achievements and contributions to our sport at the TOBA National Awards,” said Dan Metzger, president of TOBA.

Also honored during the TOBA
National Awards program will be the
National Owner 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 virtually from Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa on TOBA’s Facebook page and at

TOBA National Awards sponsors include Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa, LuminUltra, Limestone Bank, Stonestreet Farms, John Deere and NTRA, Big Ass Fans, National HBPA, 1/ST, The Jockey Club Information Systems and Stoll Keenon Ogden.

Live Oak Stud’s Charlotte Weber
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Live Oak Stud Ocala Marion County Florida

State Breeders of the Year:
Arkansas: Bill McDowell
California: Reddam Racing LLC
Canadian: Ivan Dalos

Florida: Charlotte Weber/ Live Oak Stud 

Indiana: Michael E. and Penny S. Lauer
Iowa: Allen Poindexter
Kansas: Jerry Johnson
Kentucky: W.S. Farish
Louisiana: Evelyn Benoit
Maryland: Sagamore Farm
Massachusetts: Joseph DiRico
Minnesota: Robert Lothenbach
New Jersey: John Bowers Jr.
New Mexico: J. Kirk and Judy Robison
New York: Chester and Mary Broman
North Carolina: Dr. E. Clinton Lowry and Carol Lowry Ohio: Dr. George Sikora DVM
Oregon: Dr. and Mrs. Jack B. Root Jr.
Pennsylvania: Larry Karp/Barlar LLC
South Carolina: Franklin Smith Sr.
Texas: Roy W. Cobb
Virginia: Ann Mudge Backer
Washington: Jody Peet

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