(Photos courtesy of Drakenstein Stud, Liesl King and Gold Circle)


A Thoroughbred Passion – Proudly South African


The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of South Africa was formed in 1920 to promote the South African Thoroughbred Bloodstock industry, and to safeguard and advance the interests of Thoroughbred breeders. The TBA plays a leading role in dealing with the Stud Book, The National Horseracing Authority, state veterinary bodies and other regulators and industry stakeholders. It advocates the interests of breeders on issues of equine health, welfare and research, import and export protocols and international best practices.

A shared passion for producing world class racehorses in the diverse environment of South Africa, is what drives us. Not only are we lucky enough to be home to the Big Five, wonderful bush lodges and mountainous landscapes but many of our stud farms are situated in the Cape Winelands, also well known for producing some of the best wines in the world.

The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of South Africa is a valuable source of information on all things Thoroughbred, and should be the first point of contact for any person seeking information on any aspect of the South African bloodstock industry, especially international visitors looking to travel to and invest here.


October 13, 2019

Crawford and Ridgemont Highlands Celebrate 1000th win

Brett Crawford marked his 19 years of training horses with the milestone of his 1000th winner at Durbanville on Saturday, courtesy of the Dynasty colt, Bag Of Tricks. […]
October 6, 2019

Cape And Gauteng Seasons Get Underway!

MJ Byleveld produced a quite outstanding ride on One World (5-2) to land the Grade 3 Matchem Stakes and complete a treble for himself and Vaughan […]
October 4, 2019

Marinaresco Retired

The 2017 Vodacom Durban July hero Marinaresco has been forced to retire after suffering a knee injury while preparing for a campaign in Singapore. “Marinaresco was […]

A Thoroughbred Passion – Proudly South African