Breeders' Cup founder John R. Gaines was posthumously honored as this year's Equine Industry Vision Award recipient by Pfizer Animal Health and American Horse Publications at a June 10 ceremonial breakfast held during the AHP Horse By Northwest Seminar in Seattle.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - Best comment I ever heard about John Gaines was from Lexingtonian Arnold Kirkpatrick, who said Gaines was "smarter than a tree full of owls."
By Greg Avioli - John had the amazing ability to synthesize large amounts of information and draw immediate and clear conclusions.
- By Dan Liebman
The following is the transcript of a question and answer session by John Gaines with Dan Liebman, executive editor of The Blood-Horse, which appeared in the pages of the magazine in October, 1999.
- By Ray Paulick
Brilliant. Determined. Independent. Selfless. Responsible. Innovative. Cantankerous. Those are just a few of the words friends and associates used to describe John R. Gaines.
Visitation and funeral service have been announced for John R. Gaines, the philanthropist, art collector, breeder, and visionary to the horse industry who died on Friday at the age of 76.
Bates Motel, champion older male of 1983 and sire of 38 stakes winner, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Ky.
Pensioned broodmare Country Queen, a former claimer who developed into one of the top grass mares in the late 1970s and in 1980, was euthanized Nov. 3 at Kim and Rodney Nardelli's Springwood near Lexington because of the infirmities of old age
John R. Gaines, the Thoroughbred breeder who developed Gainesway Farm into a top commercial entity and was the originator of the Breeders' Cup program, is calling for the state of Kentucky to develop an economic incentive plan to help the horse industry.
By John R. Gaines -- The Chinese ideogram for "crisis" is the same as the Chinese ideogram for "opportunity." There is a certain wisdom in this.
Breeder John Gaines, who delivered some pointed remarks toward Magna Entertainment chairman Frank Stronach and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association during an awards banquet in Arizona earlier this month, will be the guest speaker on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the monthly meeting of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club.
John R. Gaines, the man who created the Breeders' Cup and also was behind the start-up of the National Thoroughbred Association, which many believe was the impetus for the formation of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, delivered some pointed words to Magna Entertainment chairman Frank Stronach and the NTRA while accepting an award from the University of Arizona during its Racetrack Industry Program's Symposium on Racing last Thursday.
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