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Education


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Watch the 2016 CBA Educational Symposium

  • Part 1 - Introduction from the President, Joe Seitz and Moderator, Bayne Welker
    - Beginning of Sale yearlings panel
    – Dr. Jeffry Berk & Mike Casey

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  • Part 2 - Sale yearlings
    Dr. Jeffry Berk & Mike Casey including:
    - Discussion of scoping and unified scoping scale
    - Mock trial of x-ray reports with Mike Meusser
    - Dr. Berk Powerpoint - Sale Yearlings

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  • Part 3 - Closing of Sale yearlings - Beginning of Early Syndication & Big Stallion Books
    – Johnny Jones & Ric Waldman

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  • Part 4 - Continuation Early Syndication & Big Stallion Books

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  • Part 5 - Closing of Early Syndication & Big Stallion Books

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  • Part 6 - Maidens and Breeding
    Steve Durham, Laurie Lawrence, Steve Jackson:
    - Transitioning mares from the track to the breeding shed
    - Neonatal nutrition

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  • Part 7 - Continuation of Maidens and Breeding

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  • Part 8 - Closing of Maidens and Breeding - Beginning of Breaking Yearlings Panel
    -Matt Hogan, Blackwood Stables
    -Michael Hardy, Margaux
    -Richard Budge, WinStar
    -Terry Arnold, Dixiana

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  • Part 9 - Continuation of Breaking yearlings panel

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  • Part 10 - The Jockey Club
    - Chip identification
    - Update on legislation
    - Closing from Joe Seitz, CBA President

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CBA Educational Initiatives

 

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One of the primary reasons for the formation of the CBA was to educate buyers and sellers about important issues in the auction arena.  Since its inception, the CBA has received very high praise for its educational efforts which have included the “Plain And Simple” series of educational books. These booklets have had a significant impact on assisting horsemen to understand key sales issues and facts.  Widely circulated in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan, the easy to read booklets have been published in several languages to make the sales scene better for international participants.

If you have knowledge of or sold a successful racehorse who overcame veterinary issues or had a less than perfect vet report with it at a public sale venue, please email Joe Seitz with the details ([email protected]).

Future CBA Projects

The CBA continually works to address current sales and breeding issues on behalf of all consignors and breeders.  The CBA would like to hear your suggestions regarding educational projects, books, or other areas of focus you feel are in need of attention.  Please send your ideas to Nicole Gibson by email: [email protected].

Educational Books

The “Plain And Simple” series of educational books appearing below has received acclaim from all around the world. These booklets continue to assist horsemen in understanding key sales issues and facts.  The easy to read booklets have been published in several languages and are widely circulated in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan in a goal to make the sales scene better for international participants.

Vetwork - Plain and Simple: Volume III: Glossary Of Veterinary Terms

©2010 Consignors And Breeders Assn.

A glossary of terms and phrases commonly used at the sales and in veterinary reports.  Veterinary terms listed include examples of high performing horses with similarly reported veterinary findings.

Success At The Sales - Plain And Simple: 50 Things You Need To Know, Do And Remember

©2008 Consignors And Breeders Assn.

A guide to help find yearling buyers plan effectively and succeed in the yearling marketplace. 

Buying Yearlings - Plain and Simple

©2006 Consignors And Breeders Assn.

An expose of many widely known "Sales Myths" and a Q&A with trainers.

Vet Work - Plain and Simple: OCDs In Sale Horses

©2006 Consignors And Breeders Assn.

A comprehensive explanation of the subject of OCDs in the sale horse.

Vet Work - Plain and Simple: Scoping

 ©2005 Consignors And Breeders Assn.

The CBA's first education initiative.  This booklet provides a comprehensive explanation of the scoping process and results.

Our Mission

The CBA works democratically on behalf of every consignor and commercial breeder, large and small, to provide representation and a constructive, unified voice related to sales issues, policies, and procedures. The Association’s initiatives are designed to encourage a fair and expanding market place for all who breed, buy, or sell thoroughbreds.