CBA to Hold First Educational Symposium

Symposium at Keeneland will cover issues important to buyers and sellers at auction.

The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association will hold an educational seminar Feb. 4 at the Keeneland sales pavilion.

A wide variety of topics will be covered during the seminar, which will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including a discussion on angular and flexural deformities, the reasons to scope yearlings, and what findings are significant in radiographs.

The CBA was founded in 2005 as a constructive forum and voice for the people who develop and bring sale horses to market. One its primary missions is to educate buyers and sellers about important issues in the auction arena.

Admission to the symposium, which will provide lunch, is free to CBA members and $50 for non-members. The annual dues for the CBA is $100. A registration form can be found at the CBA website.

The full agenda is as follows:

8-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:45 a.m.    Welcome
9:00 a.m.    Opening from Ky. Sen. Damon Thayer
9:15 a.m.    Dr. Kristina Lu—Reproduction; 
                   Dr. Jaye McCrackenUltrasound screening for Rhodococcus pneumonia
10:30 a.m.  Angular and Flexural DeformitiesBobby Langley, Dr. Scott Morrison, Dr. Bryan Fralay, 
                    Dr. Mike Spirito, Dr. Wesley Sutter
Noon           Lunch
1:00 p.m.    Dr. Scott PierceWhy scope a yearling?
                   Dr. Debbie Spike-PierceRadiographs: Findings and Significance
2:00 p.m.    Sales company panelBoyd Browning, Bayne Welker, Walt Robertson, Will Mayer
3:00 p.m.    Bloodstock Agent PanelFrankie Brothers, David Ingordo, Patti Miller
4:00 p.m.    Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)
4:15 p.m.    Vince GabbertLegislative update
4:30 p.m.    Closing remarks
4:30 p.m.    Cocktails/hors d'oeuvres