Skip to:


Executive Director: 
Brandi Jo Fett
One Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, IA 50009
(800) 577-1097
(515) 967-1368
About Us: 

The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (ITBOA) is a non-profit organization responsible for promoting the breeding and racing of Thoroughbreds in Iowa. The ITBOA currently represents nearly 500 Iowa-bred owners and breeders and is active in a variety of Thoroughbred programs.

Stake race sponsorship - In 2019 the ITBOA sponsored 13 Iowa-bred stake races. Among these are the seven Iowa-bred stake races on Iowa Classic night, the most exciting night of Iowa-bred racing during the year. The ITBOA also sponsors the ITBOA Stallion Stakes, three open races for horses sired by Stallions catalogued and sold in the annual ITBOA Stallion Auction. Nominations for these stake races are handled through the ITBOA office.

Legislative Action - The ITBOA works diligently in the Iowa legislature to protect and improve the Iowa Thoroughbred Program, while representing the best interests of all breeders throughout the state. The ITBOA developed and administers the Iowa Breeders Fund, which pays Breeders Awards, Stallion Awards and Purse Supplements for Iowa-breds.



Restricted Races: 

Yes, in 2019 avg over 3 day

Restricted Stakes Races: 

Yes, including Iowa Classic Night (7 races)

Purse Supplement in Open Races: 

2020 - 37% of purse for 1st - 4th


Owners Awards: 

Can vary, in 2020 32% of purse won for 1st-4th in restricted IA races, 37% of purse for open races

Breeders Awards: 

12% of winners purse, 6% to 2nd - 4th

Stallion Awards: 

2.5% of total supplement fund. Based on a points sytem

Out of State Awards: 


Breed-Back Rule: 

1) 30 days residency until foal is inspected if in foal to a registered Iowa Stallion

2) 30 days residency until foal is inspected if bred back to registered Iowa Stallion        

3) Continuous residency from Dec. 31 until foal is inspected if not in foal to Iowa Stallion or not breeding back to Iowa Stallion

Distribution Purses: 

Over $8.1 Million in 2019 paid to Iowa Breds at Prairie Meadows

Distribution Awards: 

2019: $665k in Breeders Awards & $57k in Stallion Awards


Registration Fees: 

$30 one time fee to register mares, stallions and foals. $30 fee to transfer ownership on mares and stallions.