TBA operates in the best interests of the Australian thoroughbred breeding industry, and is recognised by the Australian Government, Australian Racing Board, Australian Horse Industry Council, the Australian Stud Book and Austrade.
Issues relating to thoroughbred horses and the industry in general, on both a national and international scale are addressed by TBA.
These range from quarantine, animal welfare, immigration, taxation, bio-security and any government legislation relating to thoroughbred horses.
Furthermore, TBA represents breeders and breeders association's when engaging in dialogue with The Australian Racing Board, race clubs, and other stakeholder organisations.
Importantly, TBA ensures the interests of breeders and breeders associations are maintained in relation to the Stud Book.
The association also focuses on cementing the reputation of Australia’s thoroughbred horses and the industry overseas, as well as maintaining it on a local level.
In order to realise this goal, non-profit company Aushorse Marketing, a subsidiary of TBA was devised in 2007.
Aushorse Marketing is comprised of a Board of 8 directors who actively work to promote Australian thoroughbred horses and the industry more generally, with the aim of increasing sales.
The ongoing marketing campaign that aims to promote Australian thoroughbred horses to buyers in both Asia and the Northern Hemisphere is one such example of TBA’s commitment to its members.
TBA represents the following state thoroughbred breeders associations:
- TBNSW in New South Wales
- TBV in Victoria
- SATB in South Australia
- TBQA in Queensland
- WABBA in Western Australia
- TBT in Tasmania
These breeders association's provide state specific information about the thoroughbred horse industry in the form of newsletters, publications, statistics, seminars and so forth.