Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (The TBA)
Great Britain


3221

Breeders

8284

Broodmares

181

Stallions

4328

Foals


Territories

13,759 hectares of permanent grassland are maintained in Great Britain to keep Thoroughbred horses. Key breeding areas in the country are primarily the East Anglian region, the counties of Suffolk and Norfolk, with significant numbers in Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Shropshire.

Employment

The Breeding sector itself brings about 6,600 full-time direct jobs and around 4,000 indirect jobs. The employment in the whole Racing industry is estimated at 85,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Sales

Auction sales are successful in Great Britain, largely due to the presence of the Europe’s leading bloodstock auctioneer Tattersalls. In 2014, 7,487 horses passed through the ring, including 2,555 yearlings.

Racing

Not less than 1,400 race days are held in the British soil, spread among 60 racecourses.

Betting

The British Horseracing betting industry generated more than £912 million in 2013-2014. Around £75 million was allocated to horsemen, racecourses, training and other services in the industry.

Economic impact

The annual economic impact of the British Racing and Breeding industry corresponds to £3.45 billion direct and indirect expenditure, with £1.65 billion Gross Added Value (GVA). £281 million GVA comes from breeding. 

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Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (The TBA)

Chairman: Julian Richmond-Watson
Chief Executive: Louise Kemble

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CB8 9AA Suffolk
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