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Nominations now open for the 2024 Australian Stud and Stable Staff Awards.

January 10, 2024

The Australian Stud and Stable Staff Awards proudly announce the commencement of nominations, welcoming you to appreciate, celebrate and motivate individuals shaping the future of our industry. This is your chance to show your gratitude as we honour the commitment and passion displayed by the backbone of our industry and great sport. These Awards offer … READ MORE

Strong Political Support For The Thoroughbred Industry

October 17, 2023

Federal politicians have pledged bipartisan support for the thoroughbred industry, emphasising its importance to the economy and the integral part it plays in the social fabric of rural, regional and metropolitan Australia.  More than 40 MPs and Senators from across the political divide gathered with industry leaders at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday evening … READ MORE

Nolan Scholarship Applications Open

September 7, 2023
Jarrod Robinson receiving his Irish National Stud graduation certificate.

Applications for the 2023 Nolan Scholarship are now open. The Nolan Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of the TBA Fast Track program in memory of the late Basil Nolan Jnr, a highly respected and much loved member of the Australian breeding community. The successful graduate will travel to Ireland for six months to take … READ MORE

Next Crop Stallion Tours

July 27, 2023

TBA Next Crop is excited to announce its first official event for members. Stallion tours will be held in Nagambie (VIC) and Scone (NSW) in the lead up to the breeding season, giving young participants the opportunity to visit some of the country’s most respected stud farms and inspect a number of stallions. The tours … READ MORE

Scholarship Announced In Memory Of The Late Les Young

July 13, 2023

In 2019, the thoroughbred and racing industry lost one of their longest and most devoted figures. Les Young was a renowned industry all-rounder. A respected bloodstock agent, journalist and long serving committee member of Thoroughbred Breeders NSW as well as a foundation member and vice president of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association, Les spent a … READ MORE

TBA Funded Management Skills Workshops

June 2, 2023

Last year TBA hosted a series of workshops across the country to help managers develop their leadership and communication skills. The feedback from those sessions was overwhelmingly positive so we are hosting an expanded series this year which will be run over two days. Day One will focus on how to motivate and manage a … READ MORE

National Stud And Stable Staff Awards Honour John Brady For 70 Years Of Devotion

May 25, 2023

A consortium of the industry’s most passionate and dedicated individuals from all levels of the Australian thoroughbred breeding and racing communities assembled on the Gold Coast Turf Club – 2023’s host for the Awards’ ceremony – on Wednesday, to celebrate the Awards’ ninth cohort of finalists. Seven categories and an overall Thoroughbred Excellence Award were … READ MORE

TBA Launch Young Breeders’ group

May 22, 2023

TBA is delighted to announce the creation of a new group for young people in the industry, TBA Next Crop. The group is being created with the aim of providing those aged 36 and under with the chance to network with their peers in the industry, as well as the opportunity to continue their professional … READ MORE

TBA Announce New Pathway Into Breeding

May 19, 2023

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) is excited to launch a new program that provides a pathway into the breeding industry for people changing career. TBA Stud Start will give participants the opportunity to take part in an intensive 10-day introduction to breeding course at TAFE in Scone, followed by a work placement on a respected stud … READ MORE

Finalists Annouunced For The 2023 Stud & STable Staff Awards

April 3, 2023

A man who has devoted more than 70 years to one of Australia’s most famous racing stables, a former Uber Eats driver who accidentally discovered an affinity with thoroughbreds and a pair of women who have enriched the lives of hundreds of horses are among an extraordinary crop of finalists in the 2023 Australian Stud … READ MORE

Second Year Of Phase Two: Post-Mortem Of Late-Term pregnancy Loss Project Commences

March 31, 2023

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia is pleased to announce that Phase Two of the Post-Mortem of Late-Term Pregnancy Loss Project will continue for a second season in New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (VIC) and Queensland (QLD), starting 1st April. In addition to Scone Equine Hospital, Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital and Darling Downs Vets, an additional three clinics … READ MORE

TBA Launch New Online Education Platform

March 28, 2023

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) has launched a new online education platform designed to allow everybody the opportunity to learn the basics of horse care from industry experts. The platform – which is hosted at – already has some 20 modules online, covering areas such as conformation, checking horse health, how to safely load a … READ MORE

Shortlist Announced For the 2023 Stud & Stable Staff Awards

March 17, 2023

The first step in deciding the winners of the 2023 Australian Stud and Stable Staff Awards has been completed with the judges settling on a shortlist that reflects the “strength and quality” of the hundreds of nominations received from across the nation. Such was the standard of this year’s nominations; the shortlist committee was presented … READ MORE

2023 Fast Track Applications Now Open

February 10, 2023

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia’s (TBA) commitment to finding the next generation of staff for the breeding industry continues with applications for the 2023 Fast Track program opening this week. Now in its sixth year, the national training scheme offers people with a passion for horses a pathway into the breeding sector. Developed in response to the … READ MORE

2022 Strategy Review

January 25, 2023

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) and Aushorse recently released its annual strategy review. This report outlines key initiatives undertaken in 2022 and looks what the organisations will focus on in 2023. Click here to view the online edition of the publication. You can also request a complimentary hard copy by emailing

Support For Victorian Breeders Impacted By Flooding

October 21, 2022

The Victorian flooding events of the past week have been devastating for many in the breeding community and Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) is committed to assisting those who have been impacted. With the announcement of a flood relief package from the Victorian government in the past few days, we want to ensure all those businesses … READ MORE

Applications Open For The 2022 Nolan Scholarship

September 13, 2022

Applications for the 2022 Nolan Scholarship are now open. The Nolan Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of the TBA Fast Track program in memory of the late Basil Nolan Jnr, a highly respected and much loved member of the Australian breeding community. The successful graduate will travel to Ireland for six months to take … READ MORE

Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshops

July 25, 2022

Throughout August, Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) will be hosting a series of mental health awareness and wellbeing workshops. These free workshops will be presented by Pippa Baker, a qualified mental health educator. The sessions aim to help managers develop the practical skills and knowledge to help enhance the wellbeing and performance of their staff.  Topics that Pippa will … READ MORE

Developing Our Workforce

June 27, 2022

Over the coming months, TBA will be hosting a series of one day workshops around the country offering stud workers in management roles the opportunity to advance their leadership and communication skills. These workshops will focus on the following: How to motivate and manage a team Build effective communication skills Develop skills to respond appropriately … READ MORE

Breeders To Access RIC Loans From July 1st

May 31, 2022

From July 1st, thoroughbred breeders will have access to the loans offered by the Regional Investment Corporation. Gaining this access was something that Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) had lobbied governments for two years. The loans are offered at a concessional rate – currently 2.31% – which is likely to remain lower than commercial lenders, as … READ MORE

Supporting Our Staff

May 31, 2022

Launched at the end of 2021, the Stud Staff Support Line (SSSL) provides free access to a confidential counselling service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The support line is open to anyone working in the breeding sector and to use it all you need to do is dial 1300 822 935 and … READ MORE

2022 Fast Track Trainees Begin Their Journey

May 31, 2022

Sixteen new trainees began their Fast Track journey last week with the aim of building successful careers in the industry. Launched by Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) in 2018, the Fast Track program offers passionate horse people a pathway into the breeding sector, as well as the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised formal qualification. Over … READ MORE

Phase Two Of The Post-Mortem Of Late-Term Pregnancy Loss Project Commences

May 31, 2022

Phase Two of the Post-Mortem Of Late-Term Pregnancy Loss Project is set to commence at the start of June. This project is funded through the AgriFutures Australia Thoroughbred Horses Program and aims to determine the causes and trends of late-term pregnancy loss in Australia. The initial phase took place in the Hunter Valley and involved … READ MORE

2022 Australian Stud & Stable Award Winners Announced

May 26, 2022

A lifetime’s work in some of Australia’s most famous stables has been recognised and rewarded at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Wednesday evening for the 2022 Stud and Stable Staff Awards presented by Thoroughbred Breeders Australia and Racing Australia with the sponsorship support of Racing Queensland, the Australian Turf Club, the Victoria Racing Club, … READ MORE

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