Oregon Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association

Promoting the owning, breeding and racing of Oregon Thoroughbreds

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The OTOBA is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde to support Oregon Thoroughbred breeders for the upcoming Grants Pass fair meet.

Horse racing has long been a tradition in Tribal and Oregon history. These two tribes in particular have publicly stated their support for the industry and interest in finding ways to help horse racing without reliance on HHR machines.

“Our Tribes and rural communities across Oregon have a deep connection to horse racing, and we also know that the strength of this industry and this tradition starts with the breeders. We hope that this sponsorship will help in the immediate future for Oregon breeders who care deeply about their horses and this sport - and long-term, we can help the industry, in partnership with the state, find a more stable funding source to support racing that is consistent with Oregon values and respects tribal sovereignty,” in a joint statement from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.

Sponsorships from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde will enable the OTOBA to offer immediate assistance to Oregon-bred Thoroughbred owners and breeders while we work on long-term solutions. The OTOBA will issue funds based on Oregon-bred Thoroughbred starts at the Grants Pass fair meet. With new foals on the ground and mares bred, the Thoroughbred community welcomes this much needed help.

 The OTOBA is sincerely grateful for the generosity of the Tribes and their commitment to the Thoroughbred breeding industry in Oregon. We look forward to continuing our relationship and working together to strengthen Oregon’s agriculture and rural communities.

With a very generous $50,000 sponsorship from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the OTOBA will pay a Starting Bonus for Oregon-bred Thoroughbreds at the Grants Pass SOHRA fair meet this year!

 

A minimum $500 Starting Bonus will be paid to the owner of each Oregon-bred Thoroughbred that has a start during the Grants Pass meet this summer. This is a one-time payment for the first start at Grants Pass. Any remaining funds from the sponsorship will be distributed equally to the Oregon-breds that started at the meet.

This Bonus is in addition to the existing OTOBA 2022 Starting Bonus! Oregon-breds that have a start at another Oregon fair meet in 2022 will receive $500.

 Examples:

  1. If an Oregon-bred started at Union the owner will receive $500. If the same Oregon-bred starts at Grants Pass, the owner will receive an additional $500. The bonus is not continued for remaining summer meets.
  2. If an Oregon-bred starts at Grants Pass, the owner will receive $500. If the same Oregon-bred starts at Prineville or Tillamook, the owner will receive an additional $500 for one start.
  3. If an Oregon-bred does not start at Grants Pass but starts at Union, Prineville or Tillamook, the owner will receive $500 for the first start.

 A 5% fee will be withheld from payments to non-members. Please join the OTOBA today to avoid this fee!



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RESCUE OREGON THOROUGHBRED BREEDING PLAN

$1,000 will be paid to the breeder of an Oregon-bred Thoroughbred foal born in 2021, 2022, and 2023. 
$250 will be paid to the owner of stallions standing in Oregon who sired an Oregon-bred Thoroughbred foal born in 2021 and 2022!
$250 will be paid to the owner of broodmares of Oregon-bred Thoroughbred foals born in 2021 and 2022!
$500 will be paid to the owner of an Oregon-bred Thoroughbred that has a start in a Thoroughbred race at an Oregon summer fair meets in 2022. Payment will be made within 30 days of the first officially recorded start. This is a one-time payment for the first start, not each start. Bonus will be paid to the owner of the horse at it's first start in Oregon in 2022. Subsequent owners will not be eligilbe for the bonus if the horse has already had a start in Oregon.
An additional starting bonus will be paid for the Grants Pass/SOHRA summer meet in 2022. Please see the information above regarding the sponsorship from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
Foals must be registered with the Jockey Club and a copy of the certificate must be sent to the OTOBA for processing. Broodmare and Stallion incentives will be paid once the Oregon-bred foal is registered with the Jockey Club and the certificate has been sent to the OTOBA.
Proof of ownership of stallions and broodmares must be provided to the OTOBA. 
Stallions must be standing in Oregon.
Starts must be officially recorded on Equibase.
A 5% non-member fee will be withheld from payments. Visit the Membership tab to join or renew today!
Rules of the above programs are subject to change and available funding. Updated 6/14/2022..

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