Thomas B. Gaines, son of the late Breeders' Cup founder John Gaines and a partner in Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds, has been appointed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority by Gov. Ernie Fletcher.
Gaines replaces Donamire Farm owner Don Ball, one of four authority members whose one-year terms expire this year.
Gaines is president of KBC International, an equine supplies business, is a former Breeders' Cup board member and has served on National Thoroughbred Racing Association committees, including a political action committee.
Other authority members whose tenures expire this year are Larry Telle, a horse owner and a Hilliard Lyons senior vice president; lawyer Tom Handy; and John Cashman, the former president of Castleton Farm.