Oregon Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association

Promoting the owning, breeding and racing of Oregon Thoroughbreds

Portland Meadows Racetrack

The Oregon Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association (Oregon TOBA) is a non-profit corporation committed to serving the interests of Oregon's breeding and racing industries. Our mission is to increase public interest through promotion and advancement of the breeding and racing of Oregon Thoroughbreds. Our goal is to strengthen the Oregon Thoroughbred industry, in cooperation with our board of directors and members, both in breeding and racing with new innovative ideas and incentive programs for the betterment of our industry.

The Oregon TOBA administers incentive programs to reward our owners and breeders of Oregon-breds.  
A new incentive for owners and breeders running horses at the summer fair race meets in Oregon was implemented in 2008.  The Oregon TOBA Summer Fair Circuit Challenge awards the connections of the 'High-Point' Thoroughbred.  Breeder awards are paid on all Oregon-bred wins from the summer fair circuit, and owner bonuses are paid out to the top five High-Point Thoroughbreds from the summer fair circuit!  Click Here for more information!

If you breed or own racehorses,
 it PAYS to be a member of the OTOBA and own Oregon-breds! 

Oregon-bred Programs & Incentives

Foal Registration Incentive: $500 is paid for Oregon-bred Thoroughbred foals born in 2020. $1,000 is paid for foals born in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Broodmare Incentive: $250 is paid to the owner of a broodmare who has an Oregon-bred Thoroughbred foal in 2021 and 2022.

Stallion Incentive: $250 is paid to the owner of stallions standing in Oregon who sire an Oregon-bred Thoroughbred in 2021 and 2022. 

Starting Bonus: $500 is paid to the owner of an Oregon-bred Thoroughbred when the horse has it's first start at an Oregon track in 2021 and 2022. This is a one-time payment each year. 

Purse Supplements:  The OTOBA adds additional purse money to overnight races, stakes and handicaps.


Oregon Day:  The OTOBA sponsors Oregon-bred races and adds purse money. Oregon Day is an annual event.


Hi Point Challenge:  The OTOBA sponsors a summer fair meet challenge. Cash prizes are awarded to the owners of the top 5 fillies/mares and the top five colts/geldings.


Summer Fair Supplements:  The OTOBA adds purse money to Oregon-bred races at three county fairs in Oregon.

Breeder’s Awards:  The OTOBA pays the breeders of Oregon-bred Thoroughbreds 20% of the 1st -5th place earnings from Thoroughbred races at Grants Pass Downs for 2021 and 2022.


Owner’ Bonus: Bonus paid to owners of Oregon-bred Thoroughbreds who have earnings at the Portland Meadows race meet or designated commercial race meet. Bonus is dependent on monies received per Oregon Racing Statute.


The OTOBA awards trophies and blankets for Oregon-bred stakes and handicap races.

 *bonuses and awards paid on Thoroughbred races only.



 President - Sharon Balcom
Senior Vice President - Michael Morris
Vice President - Connie Erickson
Secretary - Gay Welliver

Sharon Balcom
Fred Booth
Connie Erickson
Ry Harwood
Bruce Loudon
Gerhard Matheis
Mike Morris
Al Peterson
Jack Root, Jr. DVM
Gordon Tallman
Gay Welliver
Donna Yanik


Lynnelle Fox Smith - Executive Director   

Rob Douglas - Lobbyist, RPD Company
Nicole Hazelbaker - Bravio Communications