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The Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association is committed to upholding nearly 200 years of breeding history by fostering and promoting the thoroughbred breeding industry in the Hunter Valley.
We are committed to improving awareness of the value and importance of our industry domestically and globally and to retaining our position as one of the most influential and respected premier breeding regions in the world.
The Hunter Thoroughbred Breeding Industry is:
One of three international centres of Thoroughbred Breeding Excellence in the world (alongside Kentucky in the USA and Newmarket in the UK).
Australia’s largest producer, supplier and exporter of premium thoroughbreds.
The second largest concentration of thoroughbred breeding studs in the world (second only to Kentucky in the USA);
Home to the most influential domestic and international breeding investors and to a sophisticated network of equine support industries (including the Southern Hemisphere’s largest equine hospital).
1 in 2 Racehorses born in Australia are born in the Hunter Valley.
The Hunter Valley is Australia’s Thoroughbred Capital and we are committed to working with our community and with Governments at all levels to foster the industry’s preservation, promotion and prosperity.