ITBOF Membership Benefits include:
- Annual Subscription to the Blood-Horse Magazine with paid dues by 4/1/22
- Subscription to the Annual Stallion Registry
- Annual Thoroughbred Daily News digital subscription
- Free American Produce Records, OPR online pedigrees
- 10% discount on catalog style pedigrees
- Access to Bloodstock Research Information Service and the Jockey Club’s Equine Line which provides printouts on pedigrees, performance, progeny, & name claiming. ITBOF members enjoy the advantage of reduced rates for this service.
- Access to The Jockey Club programs to: name horses, file Live Foal/No Foal Reports and Reports of Mares bred.
Free advertising on itbof.net or any website maintained by the ITBOF
Discounts thru NTRA advantage & equinesavings.com for products and services
Right to vote in annual board elections
ITBOF Services include:
- Professional Lobbyists in Springfield who promote and protect the interests and rights of the Illinois Breeders and Owners and work towards passing gaming legislation
- Advertising, nominations and eligibility payments as well as the trophies for the Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity and the Pat Whitworth Illinois Debutante Stakes, the two richest Juvenile Illinois Stakes races.
- Access to many private enterprises and regulatory agencies whose services benefit the industry. The ITBOF provides liaison service, for breeders and owners, with The Illinois Department of Agriculture, The Jockey Club, Breeders’ Cup, & TOBA. The foundation maintains information on trainers, farms, training centers, van lines, equine insurance agencies, advertising opportunities and bloodstock agents.
- Hosting the Annual Awards honoring the Illinois Champions and their breeders and owners.
- Representation within the Illinois Department of Agriculture – 2 ITBOF members currently serve on the Illinois Department of Agriculture Advisory Board.
- Liason with the Governor’s Horse Racing and Breeding Promotional Board.