(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.


November 1, 2018

The TBA pays tribute to Chris Gerber

The TBA pays tribute to Chris Gerber It is with shock and great sadness that the TBA learnt of the passing of Chris Gerber, a passionate […]
October 29, 2018

SAF-Bred Mare Produces French Gr1 Winner

Royal Meeting, having just his second run, was the impressive winner of the seven-furlong G1 Criterium International at Chantilly, France, on Sunday, 28 October. The two-year-old […]
October 27, 2018

Gr2 Australian Winner For Canford Cliffs

Trainer Darren Weir is keen to back up Cliff’s Edge (by Ridgemont Highlands sire Canford Cliffs, pictured) at Flemington next week after a tough win in the Group 2 $200,000 […]

A Thoroughbred Passion – Proudly South African