South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The first stride to the finish line begins in South Carolina.
Welcome to the South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (SCTOBA) 


Our mission is to promote the thoroughbred horse industry in our state and throughout the region. The SCTOBA works to create awareness of the tremendous economic impact the thoroughbred horse industry has in our state. Our organization is an advocate for the positive aspects of the thoroughbred business – breeding, training and racing. We also provide leadership and solutions to the challenges presented by the thoroughbred business.

Through fun, fellowship, and education the SCTOBA looks to improve the breed in South Carolina and encourage thoroughbred ownership. We invite you to join us in this endeavor. 
Why South Carolina?

Tradition: From the early 1800's, South Carolina has considered thoroughbreds and racing part of the southern culture, including the early South Carolina Jockey Club.

Year Round Climate:  The Palmetto state has minimum average temperatures ranging from 33 to 70 degrees and maximum average temperatures ranging from 56 to 92 degrees.   Our winters are mild. SC has been named one of the Top Ten Best Weather states in the country. Annual rainfall totals a reasonable 46 inches and the sun shines a respectable 63 percent of the time-great for training horses.

Good footing:  Known for its sandy soil throughout the state, horses can run on solid ground

Experience: Whether its our trainers, owners, breeders, jockeys or support staff, we have experience that counts. 

Facilities:  A good selection of training tracks allows owners choices in choosing the best 
start for their thoroughbreds.  See our Directory of Resources for the outstanding, champion-making trainers.

Support Services:  South Carolina is a magnet for equine industry talent. Top notch vets, farriers and other supporting industries make it easy to choose South Carolina for your thoroughbred.

Geographic Accessibility:  Half way down the eastern seaboard, SC is the center point of racing activity from Florida to New York. Strategic transportation corridors make it easy to get your horses in and out and off to the races. 
A Legacy of Champions

Aggressive Bid  Assagai  Banker's Lady 
Barnaby’s Bluff     
Blue Peter     Bowl Game  
Candy Éclair   Capot  
Chris Evert Christmas Past   Classy Cathy  Conniver Conquistador      Cielo    Damascus    De La Rose  Devil Diver Elkridge Executioner's Reason
Forty Niner  Gallorette   Gamely       Hawaii    Heavenly Cause 
Home at Last  
Hope of Glory   Kelso  
Lamb Chop    Late Bloomer Meadowlake  Midshipman 
Moment of Hope 
Moon Glitter  Neji       Oedipus  Open Fire   Phalanx       Pleasant Colony   Pleasant Stage         Pleasant Tap                Politely     Quick Pitch    Relaxing    Ruffian    Secretariat    Sensational  Shuvee  Silver Mallet  Smart Angle  Snow Knight   Stage Door Johnny  Safe Slow Fuse Storm Song  Swale  Sweetest Chant 
  Summer Squall 
 Tea Maker  Tom Fool  Turkoman Wise Times
​SPECIAL BULLETIN
The South Carolina Resideny Races delayed by the quarantine at Parx have been reset for February 8th.
We hope the delay will allow more entries into the races.
We wish to thank the people that nominated their horses to these races for their patience in working through this and hope we can have two great races on Feb 8th.

 
REMINDERS
" Early Bird" nominations for the 2014 Residency Races will be Jan 30th. Get your nominations in soon
 

Awards Dinner is Jan 25th in Camden --6 PM for silent auction-Program featuring George Strawbridge will follow. We need you to make reservations so we can get a count for the caterer.