Buyers should get veterinarians to look at the reports in the repository instead of just asking consignors to see the information in the reports.
The Sales Integrity Task Force will receive the 2008 Industry Service Award from the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association during the TOBA National Awards Dinner Sept. 6 at the Lexington Center in Lexington.
Industry participants offered their views on the recommendations released Oct. 15 by the 36-member Sales Integrity Task Force.
A public forum on preliminary recommendations by the Sales Integrity Task Force to the Kentucky legislature on auction transparency issues will be held at Keeneland Oct. 15 at 1 p.m.
By Evan I. Hammonds - One thing we should already know about next year's round of yearling sales is that there will be changes to the conditions of sale. The Sales Integrity Task Force has until the end of the year to come up with recommendations to the Kentucky legislature to address several issues involving the sale of horses in the Bluegrass State.
Bayne Welker, president and chairman of the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association, has a lot to say about sales integrity and other auction-related issues.
Rob Whiteley - The Proposal. Every member of the Thoroughbred family will contribute to industry well-being by immediately investing his or her own money.
Thirty-six representatives of the Kentucky horse industry have agreed to join the Sales Intergrity Task Force, which will meet again sometime in May. The complete list of members was released April 30 by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - The median household income for a family living in the United States was $46,326 in 2005 -- about $1,000 less than what a bloodstock agent would make in the purchase of a $950,000 horse if the agent was working for a client who agreed to pay a 5% commission, considered a standard fee by many in the Thoroughbred industry.
The Monitoring Committee for the Sales Integrity Program has postponed implementation of the mandatory disclosure of acceptable veterinary practices, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Aug. 5.
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