Oregon Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association

Promoting the owning, breeding and racing of Oregon Thoroughbreds



The OTOBA offers substantial programs to boost Thoroughbred breeding in Oregon

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.



The OTOBA Foal Incentive Program will encourage Oregon Thoroughbred breeders to continue breeding and it will attract new participants to the Thoroughbred breeding industry in Oregon.


 The OTOBA will pay a foal breeding incentive of no more than $500 per Oregon-bred Thoroughbred that is  born in 2020. $1,000 will be paid in  2021, 2022, and 2023 and registered with The Jockey Club.

 The breeding incentive will be paid to the breeder listed on the Jockey Club certificate.

 No limit will be placed on the number of foals a breeder may register.

 All foal registrations will be verified with The Jockey Club.

 Breeders will submit a copy of the foal certificate to the OTOBA office. The OTOBA will provide payment to the breeder within 30 days of receipt of the foal registration and once the registration has been verified with The Jockey Club.

 Breeders will be notified by letter if the foal certificate submitted is invalid.

 Continuation of the program is dependent on available funding.