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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
A four-year veterinary study which seeks to determine how radiographic findings will impact a horse’s future racing prospects is entering into its third phase with the studied horses now starting to hit the racetrack...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
For the first time in 30-some years, Keeneland has tweaked the commission structure for all of its auctions...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The Royal Ascot meeting kicks off Tuesday, June 20, and a number of U.S. runners will be putting in bids to repeat the success of Tepin in last year's Queen Anne Stakes...

Wednesday, June 07, 2017
I found it more than a bit ironic that a slew of damaging headlines preceded and followed the May 25 announcement of the reintroduction of Reps. Barr and Tonko’s sponsored federal bill, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017...

Friday, May 26, 2017
From edited press releases–Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), the co-chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, introduced H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, at a May 25 press conference...

Friday, May 19, 2017
United States Representative Andy Barr (R-KY) opened the bi-annual Pan American Conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday by saying he was poised to reintroduce the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act...

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Frank Stronach, the founder and honorary chairman of The Stronach Group, announced his support for the Horseracing Integrity Act, legislation that will create a uniform, nationwide, conflict-free drug testing...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The Consignors and Commercial Breeders’ Association (CBA) held its fourth annual Education Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky, on Monday, highlighted by an hour-long toast and roast of Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas...

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Keeneland announced a new program April 12 that will pay a cash bonus to any Book 1 September yearling sale graduate that wins a grade 1 or group 1 stakes anywhere in the world. The bonus will be split between the seller and buyer...

Monday, April 03, 2017
The new Board for the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA) was installed last week at its most recent Board meeting...

Monday, March 27, 2017
When it was over, even his trainer couldn't believe what Arrogate had done. Juddmonte Farms' Unbridled's Song colt broke slowly out of the starting gate in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1)...

Friday, February 24, 2017
The group 3 U.A.E. Oaks Sponsored by Al Naboodah-Ashok Leyland and the Nad Al Sheba Trophy Sponsored by Al Naboodah VDL Buses highlighted racing at Meydan...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
We are very excited about the upcoming Symposium on April 17 and registration has begun. The symposium will be highlighted by a Roast and Toast honoring Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas...

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association’s (CBA) annual symposium will be held Monday, April 17, 2017 in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion...

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
After an in-depth review of its racing medication rules relative to the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s recommendations...

Wednesday, January 04, 2017
A large study led by Drs. Wayne McIlwraith, Frances Peat and Chris Kawcak from the Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State University, working with Dr. Jeff Berk from Lexington, KY...

Thursday, December 29, 2016
The Thoroughbred is a hybrid breed of horse created, if that is the right word, in England, albeit partly from various breeds whose roots lie around...

Friday, December 16, 2016
After listening to Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) vice president of wagering analysis Curtis Linnell talk about the importance of...

Friday, December 16, 2016
When the Association of Racing Commissioners International adopts a model rule for Thoroughbred racing, it encourages each of its state regulator...

Friday, December 02, 2016
Australia’s Newgate Farm has made a big splash at Kentucky’s breeding stock sales this week. Newgate, in partnership with SF Bloodstock, was the leading buyer through Book 1 of Keeneland...

Friday, September 30, 2016
Hall of Famer Chris McCarron became just the second jockey recognized as an Honored Guest by the Thoroughbred Club of America, and used his platform...

Monday, August 29, 2016
With his much-vaunted stable companion Caravaggio (Scat Daddy) potentially missing from the autumn action after meeting a setback, Intelligence Cross showed why he could prove...

Monday, August 22, 2016
Lady Aurelia kept her record perfect in three starts with a front-running win in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) for juvenile colts and fillies Aug. 21 at Deauville...

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Syphax may have gone under the radar after overcoming a slow start to win with style over seven furlongs at Musselburgh on debut July 8, but the dark bay was the subject of high praise from jockey Tom Eaves...

Monday, August 15, 2016
Though many other issues were discussed Sunday morning, the principal theme of The Jockey Club’s 64th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing was medication reform in the United States...

Tuesday, August 02, 2016
The first of the big European yearling auctions - the Arqana sale at Deauville on August 14-17 - features a rich array of progeny from top turf stallions like Cape Cross, Dubawi, Galileo...

Friday, July 29, 2016
Andy Slattery continued a terrific season when Planchart claimed another Listed success for the Tipperary handler in the Corrib Fillies Stakes at Galway...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Aidan O'Brien's War Decree was cut to 10/1 from 25s with Sky Bet for the 2000 Guineas after getting back on the winning trail with an authoritative display in the Qatar Vintage Stakes at Goodwood...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Last year at this time, the thoroughbred horse racing community and casual racing fans alike were riding the high of a milestone: American Pharoah had won...

Friday, July 08, 2016
Radio Silence, a notable first for conditioner Jim Bolger, was restrained to race last of four runners after the break in this debut...

Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Supplemented by Godolphin for Saturday’s G1 Coral-Eclipse, Hawkbill (Kitten’s Joy) fully justified that decision with a defeat of The Gurkha (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in a thrilling tussle...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The five-day Royal Ascot meet is considered one of the most prestigious race meetings in the world. The race meet has always attracted many international runners...

Monday, June 20, 2016
Royal Ascot ended with the highest number of winners carrying the USA suffix - five - since 2009, when seven scored. The meeting kicked off with a double for American-breds...

Thursday, June 16, 2016
There were three notable trebles that I noted over the first two days: three wins for USA-breds, on soft ground and without drugs or nasal strips...

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Having earned ‘TDN Rising Star’ status when breaking apart a Keeneland maiden special weight and setting a new track record in April, Lady Aurelia (Scat Daddy) justified 2-1 favouritism...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Caravaggio won "two races" according to Ryan Moore when storming clear of Mehmas. Moore had the son Scat Daddy buried in the midst of the nearside group...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Tepin struck a blow for North America as she overcame challenging conditions to hold off Belardo in the closing stages. The Breeders' Cup Mile winner became the first horse from outside Europe to win the Queen Anne...

Thursday, June 09, 2016
I have trained Thoroughbreds at a very high level for more than 30 years and I care deeply not only for the horses under my care but for the sport itself...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Godolphin are shipping in an American-trained two-year-old to run at Royal Ascot — and his trainer is confident he can make his mark...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
While the major Royal Ascot sprint prizes have been rich pickings for Australians in recent years, the 2016 assault force...

Monday, May 23, 2016
GI Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint upsetter Mongolian Saturday (Any Given Saturday), fresh off an unplaced effort in Sha Tin’s G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize May 1, is now preparing for a tilt at Royal Ascot...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
SEA OF SNOW (f, 2, Distorted Humor–Snow Ballerina {GB}, by Sadler’s Wells), who had scored over this course and distance on debut a week previously, showed early dash...

Monday, May 16, 2016
The Wesley Ward-trained Acapulco, easy winner of the Unbridled Sidney Stakes May 14 at Churchill Downs, came out of the race fine and is set for a trip to Royal Ascot...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Britain is beginning to latch on to Tepin. The champion American mare was a relatively unconsidered outsider with most British bookmakers...

Friday, May 06, 2016
Several presenters during the afternoon session of the National Conference on Equine Law May 5 at Keeneland in Lexington emphasized the importance of transparency in various horse dealings...

Friday, May 06, 2016
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will almost triple the number of veterinarians it has on a typical race day to assist with the two biggest programs of the year May 6-7 at Churchill Downs...

Monday, May 02, 2016
A new day, another hearing, a familiar story. That’s often been the case over these many years as reform-minded politicians have held several hearings to discuss efforts to bring reform to horse racing, particularly in the area of drugs...

Friday, April 29, 2016
Members of the Congressional Horse Caucus April 28 discussed the pros and cons of legislation that would grant the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of equine medication policy...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Well-bred two-year-old filly Roly Poly made a winning debut in a competitive 5f maiden at Naas on Monday, repelling the late challenge of Gone To Russia (Rock Of Gibraltar) by a short head...

Friday, April 22, 2016
Congressional Horse Caucus co-chairmen Andy Barr (R-Ky) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) April 21 announced plans to conduct a hearing to discuss a path forward for the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015...

Thursday, April 14, 2016
For the last two years, War Front has reigned supreme at Tattersalls’ Craven Sale but it was time for the next generation to shine on Wednesday as the Claiborne star’s dual Grade 1-winning son The Factor took his turn in the spotlight...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Of the four major components of the National Uniform Medication Program, the multiple medication violation penalty system has been adopted by the lowest number of jurisdictions...

Friday, April 08, 2016
Shortly after being named chief editor of Blood-Horse magazine in the spring of 1992, I attended my first meeting of the company's board of trustees, which consisted of five well-known...

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Thoroughbred racing has a drug problem and, collectively, we hold the blame, yet we can fix it...

Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity announced today that a number of additional members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed...

Monday, March 28, 2016
California Chrome justified his status as joint favorite by landing the Dubai World Cup Saturday with a perfectly timed run under jockey Victor Espinosa...

Friday, March 25, 2016
Please find attached the agenda and registration form for the 31st Annual National Conference on Equine Law held at Keeneland on May 4-5, 2016:

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Officials from Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton Company, Inc. and Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company (OBS) jointly announced today...

Saturday, March 19, 2016
I read with great interest the comments expressed by the chairman of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission...

Thursday, February 11, 2016
The effort to achieve sales tax equity for Kentucky’s horse industry took a step forward today when the Kentucky House Agriculture Committee unanimously approved HB 112...

Thursday, February 04, 2016
Information and analysis of endoscopic exams and radiographs placed within repositories at major sales were designed to assist with the auction process, but they continue to pose issues for veterinarians, buyers, and sellers...

Wednesday, February 03, 2016
The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) is mobilizing support for House Bill 112, which will provide horse owners the same exemption from state sales tax on...

Wednesday, February 03, 2016
For the third time in as many years, the Consignors and Commercial Breeders’ Association (CBA) hosted its Educational Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky...

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Please use the attached form to register for your seat at the table at our third annual Educational Symposium, located at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
For too many years the stated interests of horseplayers—lower pari-mutuel takeout and effective drug testing—have been at odds with the presumed best interests of Thoroughbred owners...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The new Board for the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA) was installed this week at its most recent Board meeting...

Friday, November 20, 2015
The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association, Inc. (CBA) will present its third annual Educational Symposium on Tuesday, February 2, 2016...

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Here are 2 guides to show schedules for CBA member consignors at Keeneland September...

Wednesday, September 09, 2015
The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity announced today that the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA), the trade group for buyers and sellers of racehorses in the U.S., has joined as a member...

Wednesday, August 05, 2015
More than a decade ago, a small group of committed consignors and commercial breeders pooled their resources of capital, imagination, and dedication to...

Monday, August 03, 2015
When American Pharoah became the first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown, many hoped Thoroughbred racing would get the jump-start it needs.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Keeneland announced a new condition of sale Wednesday that will allow buyers of both yearlings and horses...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The anti-doping legislation introduced last week by Reps. Andy Barr of Kentucky and Paul Tonko of New York grew from a long search by many in the sport who want to clean up...

Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Keeneland officials said July 6 they have adjusted the opening-week schedule for this year's September yearling sale, which will be held Sept. 14-26...

Wednesday, July 08, 2015
At our most recent board meeting we heard a presentation from the Jockey Club's Matt Iuliano and their legal counsel, Bill Lear, regarding the Federal bill that is bing presented to Congress very soon...

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Click the title above to read about the CBA’s second Education Symposium and to watch videos of the entire day.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015
U.S. sales companies insist yearlings are clean...

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.