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Hager Named 2009 KY Farm Manager of the Year

Hager Named 2009 KY Farm Manager of the Year

David Hager, owner of Idle Hour Farm near Paris, Ky., and an active supporter of the Kentucky Thoroughbred industry for many years, has been named Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club Farm Manager of the Year for 2009. Hager will be honored at the annual KTFMC dinner Oct. 16 at The Red Mile in Lexington.

Keeneland a Big Test for Yearling Market

Keeneland a Big Test for Yearling Market

It's crunch time for North America's Thoroughbred yearling market, which faces its biggest test when the Keeneland September sale gets under way. There are more horses cataloged than ever before, 5,555, and they will be offered over 15 sessions beginning Sept. 8 in Lexington.

Fletcher Distributes First Breeders' Incentive Fund Check

Just days before the Run for the Roses, Gov. Ernie Fletcher made a trip to Churchill Downs to present the first Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund check. The recipients were Mike and Jeanne Owens, owners of Kentucky-bred Sinister Minister, winner of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 15.

RNAs Drop at Fasig-Tipton, But So Do Gross and Average

After setting a record gross last year, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's December mixed sale rebounded in the number of horses bought back but fell drastically in gross, average, and median as the public auction market of 2003 comes to an end.

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