Bloodstock agent Tommy Eastham has opened his EastWynd Sales Agency near Lexington. The firm is accepting new clients.
When Jim Cullen was recently banned from all North American auctions through 2010 as a result of action taken by Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton under the Sales Integrity Program, it marked the latest in a series of business and legal setbacks for the 42-year-old Lexington bloodstock agent.
Billy McDonald, a bloodstock agent whose clients included prominent owner Robert Sangster, died Nov. 19 at his home in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
A Celebration of Life service and gathering for the late Richard Galpin will be held Apr. 5 at the Fasig- Tipton sale pavilion on Newtown Pike in Lexington.
A horse industry ethics bill making it unlawful to receive commissions from buyer and seller without full disclosure sailed through a Kentucky House of Representatives committee by unanimous vote Wednesday afternoon.
The British Jockey Club announced Tuesday a first-ever bloodstock industry code of practice that spells out the right way to buy and sell horses. It means those who are found to have broken any of the eight guidelines, which take effect Aug. 1, could be punished.
Padua Stables' Satish Sanan said there is growing support for his plan to implement a code of ethics and other standards that would govern the Thoroughbred sales industry, either through an industry organization or legislative initiatives.
By Ray Paulick -- The Jockey Club of England reiterated its call for "increased transparency in bloodstock transactions"; the Belmont Stakes on NBC was reality television at its best.
The Greatest Game, a program created to encourage more people to join the Thoroughbred industry as owners, held its second matching lottery in Lexington on July 8. The lottery gives individuals who have expressed interest in becoming owners, contact information for three advisors.
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