The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders announced their officers for the 2001-02 year. President Alex Rankin; vice president KTA John T. Ward; vice president KTOB Bill Landes; secretary Robert N. Clay; treasurer Charlie Nuckols; assistant treasurer Bill Thomason. Elected to serve three-year terms as directors: Jim Bell, Robert Courtney, Dr. William Fishback, John T.L. Jones, Bill Landes, Don Robinson, Tom Thornbury, Jeff Thornbury, and Anthony Reinstedler. ...Fasig-Tipton will extend the New Sires Showcase format to its Nov. 4th selected mixed sale in Lexington. The evening session will include a section exclusively for foals by stallions with first foals of 2000 and 2001. The nominations deadline for selected weanlings is Aug. 3, while other enteries will close on Aug. 27.