The SBOA's mission is to support and promote the Standardbred industry in New Jersey by
nurturing and preserving a favorable business climate while striving to secure closer business
and personal relationships among all industry participants throughout the state.
Benefits of membership include:
If your race bike is damaged in a race at the track, you must fill out a sulky claim form with the Horseman's Representative within 24 hours. This can be done on site or by calling the SBOA office at 732 462-2357. The bike must be inspected-on site- before a claim can be submitted and any repairs made. The owners, trainer and driver must be members of the association in order to receive compensation. (limitations apply).
Third Party Liability
Membership provides third party liability coverage for an eligible member who owns a
standardbred horse that causes bodily injury or property damage.
Standardbred drivers and trainers who meet certain requirements qualify for the SBOA Driver/
Trainer pension plan. This is a non-contributory plan that benefits horsemen who participate in
the New Jersey racing industry.
On site track representation
An SBOA horsemen's representative is available at both the Freehold Racetrack and the
Representation in Trenton
The SBOA and its advocates represent the Standardbred horse industry and its participants in
Trenton, working tirelessly to insure that the well-being of the industry is considered by the
lawmakers of New Jersey.
Health and Welfare
The SBOA offers health insurance to qualified horsemen. The Benevolent Committee provides
support to horsemen in need. The Backstretch Community Assistance Program (BCAP), under
the direction of Dr. Chris Samaha, offers free counseling and many other health and education
programs. BCAP and the SBOA sponsor college scholarships to qualified students of active NJ
StandardBRED breeders & owners association of New Jersey
Representing the drivers, trainers, caretakers, breeders and owners of New Jersey
64 Business Route 33
Manalapan, NJ 07726