Keyword: dual agency

  • Law Conference Emphasizes Transparency

    Several presenters during the afternoon session of the National Conference on Equine Law May 5 at Keeneland in Lexington emphasized the importance of transparency in various horse dealings.

  • Owner-breeder Earle I. Mack.

    Hearing: Divide on Florida Sales Rules

    It is clear following an April 7 public forum in Florida that published rules concerning horse sales in the state did little to quiet those on opposite sides of the arguments over disclosure and transparency.

  • Florida Sets Limit on Auction Rules

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services claims it doesn't have the power to regulate certain aspects of horse sales in the state, but is prepared to publish proposed rules it says are intended to prevent unfair or deceptive trade practices.

  • Revived Task Force Holds Organizational Meeting

    Meeting for the first time since its announced resurrection almost three months ago, the revived Sales Integrity Task Force left its May 7 gathering at Keeneland with proclaimed vows of providing quick and satisfying results.

  • Horse owner Jess Jackson, supporting Kentucky legislation on horse ownership and veterinary records.

    Officials Meet on Proposed Kentucky Legislation

    Negotiations over proposed Kentucky legislation that would require disclosure of ownership and veterinary records of horses sold at public auction were held Feb. 13 at Keeneland in Lexington, with some tentative settlement plans discussed that would table the bill for at least a year.

  • Survey Says: Require Agents to Disclose Commissions

    A recent survey of Thoroughbred horse owners, breeders, managers, trainers, and bloodstock agents shows overwhelming agreement that bloodstock agents should be required to disclose the commission rates they receive to both the buyer and seller.

  • Jackson Tells Forum He Is Still Pushing for Reform

    Jess Jackson reaffirmed his passionate commitment to help clean up unscrupulous tactics in the sales and auction industry Nov. 3 as part of an all-star cast discussing issues in the "Thoroughbred Industry Forum 2006" at Churchill Downs.

  • Jackson to Push for Licensing of Bloodstock Agents

    Jess Jackson, the California winemaker who has been pushing for ethics reform in public and private horse sales since filing suit against three former advisers last September, should have felt right at home Wednesday while addressing a roomful of attorneys attending the University of Kentucky Equine Law Seminar in Lexington.

  • Never Have and Never Will

    Dual agency without disclosure is fraud and it is against the law! We would like to make it clear that the signers of this document do not tolerate this, and that we never have and never will participate in these activities.

  • Dual Agency Bill Signed by Kentucky Governor

    Legislation designed to protect horse buyers and to prevent dual agency in the sale of horses in Kentucky was singed into law March 28 by Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

  • Owner Jess Jackson lobbied for passage of dual agency bill passed by Kentucky Senate.

    Kentucky Senate Passes Dual-Agency Legislation

    Legislation that would protect buyers and sellers in equine transactions unanimously passed the Kentucky Senate March 15 and now heads to the House of Representatives for concurrence. The House previously approved a different version of the bill.

  • Owner Jess Jackson, at Feb. 28 hearing on dual agency legislation.

    Dual Agency Bill Heads to Kentucky Senate Floor

    Legislation that would protect buyers and sellers in equine transactions is on its way to the floor of the Kentucky Senate, though one lawmaker plans to offer two amendments. Meanwhile, horse industry representatives planned another meeting to hammer out a compromise on some language in the bill.

  • KEEP Supports Legislation on Dual Agency

    The Kentucky Equine Education Project has given its support for legislation that would make it unlawful for anyone to represent both buyer and seller in a transaction involving horses without written permission of both parties.

  • Panel: Ethics Code for Horse Sales Needs Teeth

    A code of ethics for the bloodstock industry must be firm and enforceable, officials said during a Dec. 9 panel discussion at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing in Tucson. Otherwise, problems recognized by the industry will go uncorrected, they said.

  • AIR Launches Web Site, Plans Task Force Talks

    The Alliance for Industry Reform, which is targeting issues tied to Thoroughbred sales, has launched its Web site and is in the early stages of forming an industry task force that will plot a course of action.