Monday, February 4, 2008

Contact: Robert Bolson, Director of Corporate Marketing

Blood-Horse Publications

(859) 276-6809; rbolson@bloodhorse.com





Lexington, KY - Dan Metzger, president of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), will be the online guest Thursday, February 7 at noon ET for BloodHorse.com's weekly "Talkin' Horses" www.BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses sponsored by AirShod.com. Based in Lexington, TOBA was formed in 1961 and is a national trade organization for Thoroughbred owners and breeders. TOBA's mission is to improve the economics, integrity, and pleasure of the sport on behalf of Thoroughbred owners and breeders. Metzger was appointed TOBA president in July 1999.


Through its management of the Sales Integrity Task Force and the Sales Integrity Program, TOBA once again demonstrated its leadership in addressing key industry issues. Other TOBA programs include the American Graded Stakes Committee, Claiming Crown and The Racing Game, as well as its new owner seminars and breeding clinics. TOBA is also represented on the Board of Directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association as a founding member. The Blood-Horse is a TOBA publication.  


Metzger represents TOBA on a number of industry committees and organizations, including the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, International Cataloguing Standards Committee, International Breeders Meeting, International Racehorse Owners Association, the American Horse Council, and the Unwanted Horse Coalition. Metzger, a 1984 graduate of the University of Kentucky, previously worked at Breeders' Cup Limited and Cawood Ledford Productions.


How to participate in the BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses"/ask questions:
Questions for Dan Metzger can be submitted in advance now or during the online discussion by going to http://www.BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses. The same Internet address will also carry BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" webcast on Thursday. BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" is sponsored by AirShod.com and offers an entertaining and engaging opportunity for racing enthusiasts to talk online one-on-one with high-profile insiders, newsmakers and legends of the Thoroughbred industry.


Racing enthusiasts are invited to join in the discussion or simply enjoy and monitor the informative "Q&A" session as it occurs by visiting http://www.BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses at noon ET on Thursday. Each edition of BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" is archived online and available 24/7 for later reading.



For more information, visit: http://www.BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses.


About BloodHorse.com:

BloodHorse.com was voted the #1 horse industry Web site in 2007, 2005, and 2002 by the American Horse Publications Association, and was previously selected as a Top Seven Equestrian Web site by Forbes magazine. It is the preferred choice of industry professionals and racing enthusiasts alike for up-to-the-minute racing news and information. From award-winning, comprehensive editorial to fan-favorite Breeders' Cup and Triple Crown Mania channels and the engaging BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" weekly feature, there is something for all Thoroughbred racing professionals and enthusiasts. BloodHorse.com is operated by Blood-Horse Publications, the Thoroughbred industry's foremost publishing company. Blood-Horse Publications also publishes The Blood-Horse, the leading weekly Thoroughbred racing and breeding news and information magazine; the award-winning The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, a monthly equine health care magazine; TBH MarketWatch, a newsletter for Thoroughbred investors and recipient of the prestigious Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) for 2006 and 2005; the official Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge; and Keeneland magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes equine-related books and videos under the Eclipse Press banner, and operates a family of award-winning Web sites including TheHorse.com, StallionRegister.com, ExclusivelyEquine.com, the official store of Blood-Horse Publications, BloodHorseNOW.com, a robust, content-rich new product that has dramatically changed how the Thoroughbred industry gets information, and the new TrueNicks.com.


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For more information, contact:
Robert Bolson
Director of Corporate Marketing Services
Blood-Horse Publications
Tel.: (859) 276-6809

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