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Sheppard, Clement Offer Views on Industry

Sheppard, Clement Offer Views on Industry

The changing climate of the Thoroughbred industry and key areas of improvement were prominent topics of discussion by trainers Jonathan Sheppard and Christophe Clement at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club meeting.

KTFMC Honors Koch for Longtime Service

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KTFMC Honors Koch for Longtime Service

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club has honored longtime Claiborne farm manager Gus Koch with a life membership for his years of service to the club and the Thoroughbred industry. Koch was president of the KTFMC in 1987 and was elected farm manager of the year in 2004.

Challenges for Kentucky Not Going Away

The bipartisan Joint Subcommittee on Horse Farming, which meets periodically when the Kentucky General Assembly isn't in session, has made strides in educating lawmakers on the importance and scope of Kentucky's horse industry. And the challenges for the industry won't go away.

Allday Addresses Farm Managers' Club

Allday Addresses Farm Managers' Club

Dr. Steve Allday urged small breeding operations to create and maintain lines of communication with racetrack practitioners in comments made during the April 2 Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club meeting at Keeneland.

Agents See Continuation of 'Adjustment' at Keeneland Sale

The market adjustment that has resulted in declines at most major equine yearling sales is expected to continue at the marathon Keeneland September yearling sale, according to three prominent bloodstock agents. The sale in Lexington begins Monday and continues through Sept. 25.

Survey Says: Require Agents to Disclose Commissions

A recent survey of Thoroughbred horse owners, breeders, managers, trainers, and bloodstock agents shows overwhelming agreement that bloodstock agents should be required to disclose the commission rates they receive to both the buyer and seller.

Fund Established for Son of Crash Victim Dan Mallory

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An educational fund for Dustin Mallory has been established with more than $10,000 pledged by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club and the Florida Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club. Dustin is the 8-year-old son of Dan Mallory, the Bourbon County horseman who perished in the Aug. 27 crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington.

Kentucky Farm Managers Address EHV-1 Concerns

In light of recent outbreaks of the equineherpes virus (EHV-1) and the Feb. 13 opening of most Central Kentucky breeding sheds, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club held a discussion at its Feb. 9 meeting on how best to prevent the spread of the virus.

Final Turfway Quarantine Rescinded

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State veterinarian Robert Stout rescinded the quarantine order on Barn 27 at Turfway Park, the last order in place following an outbreak of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) at the track. The release signals the end of all quarantine restrictions at Turfway.

McCarron Spearheads Kentucky Jockey School

With 7,141 wins, and more than $264 million in purses, retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron knows something about the craft of riding horses. Speaking as a guest of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club Tuesday, McCarron said it was time to pass this knowledge on.

NTRA's Van Clief and Avioli to Address Kentucky Farm Managers

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National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Commissioner D.G.Van Clief Jr. will address the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club's (KTFMC) monthly meeting May 3 at the Crowne Plaza in Lexington. In addition to an update from Van Clief on the NTRA, Greg Avioli will discuss racing industry legislation.

Gallagher, Beasley to Address Kentucky Farm Managers Club

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Rogers Beasley, Keeneland's Director of Racing, and Jim Gallagher, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, will address the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club at the monthly meeting April 5 at the Crowne Plaza Lexington – Campbell House. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Jones Tells Farm Managers Common Sense Will Work

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Former Kentucky governor and Airdrie Stud owner Brereton Jones told the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club Jan. 4 that a common sense approach and a united front would get things accomplished in Frankfort, including the creation of breeders' rewards program.

EquineCommerce.com Registers First Sale

EquineCommerce.com, the online company which sells horses through a bid/ask system, registered its first sale on Dec. 30. An online bidder purchased a Smart Strike no-guarantee season for $24,500. EquineCommerce.com launched its Web site in early December.

KEMI Establishes Michelle Fuerniss Scholarship Fund

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At the request of friends of the Michelle Fuerniss family, the Kentucky Equine Management Internship Program (KEMI) has established a "Michelle Fuerniss Scholarship Fund" in memory of Michelle Fuerniss, a 17-year-old groom who died from chest trauma at the University of Kentucky Hospital on Monday.

Kentucky Farm Managers Hear Fletcher-Pence Views on Industry

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The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club welcomed Kentucky Lt. Governor candidate Steve Pence to its Oct. 7 meeting. The candidate discussed what role the Fletcher-Pence administration would play in promoting the Thoroughbred industry. The state election is Nov. 4

Kentucky Governor Candidate Speaks to Farm Managers

Kentucky Attorney General Ben Chandler, who is running as the Democrat candidate for Governor of the state, said he is in favor of expanded gaming in the state and would support sending the issue to a vote of the population by way of a constitutional amendment. Chandler made those remarks while speaking to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club on Tuesday.

Kentucky Governor Candidate Speaks to Farm Managers

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Kentucky Attorney General Ben Chandler, who is running as the Democrat candidate for Governor of the state, addressed expanded gaming while speaking to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club on Tuesday.

Keeneland Sales Staff Address Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club

Saying he did not want to be the man who killed the Keeneland July yearling sale, Geoffery Russell, Keeneland director of sales, said the decision to put the annual summer auction on a one-year hiatus was a difficult one. Russell, and Tom Thornbury, assistant director of sales, addressed the February meeting of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club on Tuesday night.

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