Thoroughbreds have been bred in Britain for over 300 years. That’s a long time to build a knowledge base on a subject and is one of the reasons foals raised here enjoy a head start in life.
Each year Britain produces 5,000, advantaged, thoroughbred foals. They come from a host of private and public properties – some of them as well regarded as any in the world – and enjoy the luxury of a climate that allows them to have time outside on nearly everyday of the year. High standards of stud management are backed by access to the best available body of veterinary professionals.
Education and investment in the bloodstock professionals of tomorrow is regarded as essential and various training courses attract students from throughout the world.
For further details about British breeding, please visit the website of British Bloodstock Marketing at www.bbm.gb.com
Aside from the incentives mentioned above to breed in Britain, Breeders’ Prizes have been introduced to support the British industry.
The Breeders’ Prizes Scheme is funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and aims to improve the quality of the British Thoroughbred racehorse via upgrading the quality of the breeding stock.
The HBLB Breeder’s Prize scheme is administrated by the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association
Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA)
The TBA is a registered charity, which was formed in 1917 and is the only official body representing Thoroughbred Breeders in Great Britain.
The TBA has always been actively involved in the broad range of issues affecting its members, all of which have a critical bearing on the health and wealth of British Thoroughbred breeding.
Find out more about the TBA and the benefits of being a member at www.thetba.co.uk