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.
During his 30 years of service with Claiborne, Koch managed the stallion careers of such prominent sires as Nijinsky II, Mr. Prospector, Secretariat, Danzig, Unbridled, and Forty Niner.
Koch and his wife, Theresa, have 10 children, six of which are also involved in the Thoroughbred industry.
Koch, who owns Mt. Carmel Farm near Cynthiana, Ky., is also active in the Bourbon county community, having served as chairman of the Bourbon County Community Hospital and director of the county’s school board and Farm Bureau.