OTOBA announces new partnership with tribes
$500 Starting Bonus to be paid to the owner of each Oregon Purebred Breed with a start during the period. Grants Pass See you this summer. This is a one-time payment for the first start at Grants Pass. Any remaining funds from the endowment will be distributed evenly among mixed Oregonians beginning at the meeting.
This bonus complements the existing OTOBA 2022 Starter Bonus! Oregon crosses that start at another Oregon fair in 2022 will receive $500.
1. If an Oregon mixed breed starts at Union, the owner will receive $500. If an Oregon breed starts at Grants Pass, the owner will receive an additional $500. The bonus is not continuing for the remaining summer meetings.
2. If a hybrid Oregon child starts with a Grants Pass, the owner will receive $500. If an Oregon hybrid starts in a Prineville or Tillamook, the owner will receive an additional $500 for a start.
3. If an Oregonian does not start at Grants Pass but starts at Union, Prineville or Tillamook, the owner will receive $500 for the first start.
Horse racing has long been a tradition in Tribal and Oregon history. In particular, these two tribes have publicly stated their support for the industry and are interested in finding ways to help race horses without depending on HHR machines.
“Our tribes and rural communities across Oregon are deeply connected to horse racing, and we also know that the strength of this industry and this tradition begins with the herders. It is my hope that this sponsorship will be of immediate help to Oregon breeders who care deeply about their horses and the sport – and in the long run, we can help the industry, in partnership with the breeder. water, find a more stable source of funding to support racing that is consistent with Oregon values and respects tribal sovereignty,” said a joint statement from the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Leather Red and the Union Tribe of Grand Ronde.
Grants from the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Indians and the Grand Ronde Interstate Tribe will allow OTOBA to provide immediate support to Oregon purebred owners and ranchers while we work. working with long-term solutions. OTOBA will award funds based on the amount starting from the Oregon Purebred at the Grants Pass fair. With new ponies on the ground and mares being bred, the thoroughbred community welcomes this much needed help.
OTOBA is grateful for the generosity of the Tribes and their commitment to the Thoroughbred livestock industry in Oregon. We look forward to continuing our relationship and working together to strengthen Oregon’s agriculture and rural communities.
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