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Commentary: Short of the Mark

By Dan Liebman - The preliminary recommendations of the Sales Integrity Task Force were released Oct. 15, and though the diligent work of the group is admirable, it fell far short of providing a strong blueprint for needed changes in the public auction arena.

Greatest Game to Participate in Equine Affaire

The Greatest Game, the Thoroughbred industry program that seeks to expand the scope of horse ownership by attracting and retaining new investors in the sport, will participate in "The Great American Horse Exposition Equine Affaire" at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, April 7.

The Gripes of Wrath

By Graeme Beaton -- It may be one of the eternal truths that emerges on judgment day--that the cost of horse ownership is really a tax on stupidity.

Here and There...

The WinStar Derby and WinStar Sunland Park Oaks will be televised nationally by Fox Sports... Goldinrunner has been honored as 2003 Michigan-bred Thoroughbred horse of the year...The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's next "New and Prospective Owners Seminar" is scheduled for Friday at Turfway Park.

A Happening

By Cot Campbell -- The prime necessary ingredients to attract and retain horse owners are: glamour, recognition, tax benefits, and profit. In that order.

Join the Club

By Ray Paulick -- Considering the shortage of horse owners in the U.S., maybe it's time to emulate the successful racing clubs that are popular in Japanese racing.

TheGreatestGame.com Promoting Thoroughbred Ownership

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Three Thoroughbred organizations--National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Keeneland Association, and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association--have joined forces to fund and develop TheGreatestGame, a program aimed at identifying, recruiting, and retaining new owners for the horse industry.

Card Mania

By Ray Paulick -- Legal account wagering should not be lumped in the same category as offshore gambling.

Knowlton Among Speakers at TOBA Owners' Seminar

Jackson Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable, which owns Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide, will be a featured speaker May 16 at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association New and Prospective Owners Seminar at Pimlico Race Course.

Gill Files Another Lawsuit, This Time In Delaware

Attorneys for Michael Gill, one of the leading Thoroughbred owners in the country, filed a federal lawsuit in Delaware May 1. They claim Delaware Park officials unlawfully conspired to prevent Gill from racing his horses at the track, which opened April 26.

The Greatest Game Holds First Lottery for 16 Prospects

The Greatest Game, which seeks to match prospective Thoroughbred owners with bloodstock consultants that have agreed to follow a code of ethics, held its first lottery March 25 in Lexington. There were 16 prospects from across the country and a pool of 75 consultants.

Greatest Game Organizers: Long-Term Project

The Greatest Game, a new-owner initiative that began in earnest in August, is designed to be a long-term endeavor and not a flash in the pan, organizers said Sept. 13 during an informational session in the Keeneland sale pavilion.

Texas Brothers Indicted In False Ownership Case

Ronnie Ray Allen and Ernest Eugene Allen, identified by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations as brothers from Silsbee, Texas, have been indicted on charges relating to horses that race under false ownership in 1996.

The Demographics of Horse Ownership

The Thoroughbred industry is attempting to cultivate new owners through TheGreatestGame.com, and the results of a comprehensive survey completed by The Matrix Group of Lexington in April identify the typical horse owner.

Ownership Initiative Moving Forward

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Nov. 9 its intentions to move forward with key programs, one of which is geared toward owner recruitment. To that end, the results of a survey of 18 Thoroughbred owners were released at the NTRA's Western Conference on Racing at Hollywood Park. The information, as well as additional survey results, will be used to lay the groundwork for a project designed to generate interest in horse ownership--TheGreatestGame.com.

Initial Results From Ownership Survey Released

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association today unveiled preliminary findings from consumer research on Thoroughbred owners. The study was commissioned by TheGreatestGame.com, a research, marketing, advertising, television and Internet-based program operated by the NTRA and sponsored by Keeneland and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), as well as other industry organizations.

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