About Us

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) is the national peak body established for the benefit of the Australian thoroughbred breeding industry, which is the second largest in the world.

Second only to America in terms of our thoroughbred horse population, the number of mares (21,500) and stallions (700) in Australia dwarfs that in other established breeding countries such as the UK, Ireland, Japan and New Zealand.

TBA has a membership base of 3,800 individual breeders and other industry participants, and is also the parent company of the six state breeders’ associations.

Our members are at the heart of their rural communities, providing employment, investment and supporting a wide range of related professions.

Breeders are conscious of the need to work sustainably on their land, ensuring future generations’ ability to do the same.

We are funded through a small levy (0.35 per cent) paid by vendors on all thoroughbreds sold at auction.