Keyword: John Gaines

  • Dan Liebman

    In It To Win It

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - On the night of the 36th Eclipse Awards Jan. 22 in Beverly Hills, Calif., every equine flat winner had one thing in common: all raced on Breeders' Cup World Championships day.

  • Nerud to Receive Eclipse for Lifetime Achievement in Racing

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 11 that John Nerud, one of America's most successful and influential Thoroughbred horsemen, will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing.

  • Fletcher Distributes First Breeders' Incentive Fund Check

    Just days before the Run for the Roses, Gov. Ernie Fletcher made a trip to Churchill Downs to present the first Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund check. The recipients were Mike and Jeanne Owens, owners of Kentucky-bred Sinister Minister, winner of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 15.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Incomparable Gaines

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Best comment I ever heard about John Gaines was from Lexingtonian Arnold Kirkpatrick, who said Gaines was "smarter than a tree full of owls."

  • Inspired Visionary

    <i>By Greg Avioli</i> - John had the amazing ability to synthesize large amounts of information and draw immediate and clear conclusions.

  • John Gaines: In His Own Words

    The following is the transcript of a question and answer session by John Gaines with Dan Liebman, executive editor of <i>The Blood-Horse</i>, which appeared in the pages of the magazine in October, 1999.

  • Glowing Tribute, Dam of Sea Hero, Dies at Age 31

    Glowing Tribute, the dam of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Sea Hero and six other major stakes winners, died Aug. 5 of colic. One of the top broodmares of recent times, the 31-year-old daughter of Graustark was owned by John R. Gaines at the time of her death.

  • The Road to Frankfort

    <i>By John Gaines</i> -- Kentucky is widely acknowledged as the horse capital of the world, the leading horse state in the United States, and the epicenter of horse industry leadership. Paradoxically, this leadership doesn't extend to our own state capital or to forging an economic partnership with fellow Kentuckians.

  • Gaines Announces New Venture

    Lexington Thoroughbred owner and breeder John Gaines has announced the formation of a new company, Early Season Income. According to a release, the company's main focus is to offer early cash flow for stallion shareholders and season owners.

  • KEEP Schedules First Town Hall Meeting

    The organization formed to educate the public and legislators on the importance of the horse industry to the Kentucky economy has scheduled its first town hall meeting. The group also has changed its name once again.

  • Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton C. Jones, speaking at KEEA launch.

    Kentucky Horse Industry Springs to Life With Plan

    The Kentucky Equine Education Alliance launched May 5 with an ambitious agenda of educating the state residents on the importance of the horse industry to the economy. To say the plan was well-received would be an understatement, as more than 100 people--including 14 legislators--were on hand for a press conference.

  • Gainesway Stallion Irish River Dies

    Pensioned stallion Irish River died April 26 in his paddock at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington. The 28-year-old classic-winning son of classic winner Riverman stood all but one of his seasons at stud at the Lexington nursery.

  • Kentucky farming pioneer Joe Taylor, victim of icy roads.

    Joe Taylor, Longtime Gainesway Manager, Dies in Auto Accident

    Joe Taylor, the legendary Kentucky farm manager who literally wrote the book on how to breed and raise racehorses, was killed in a two-car accident on an ice-slickened Tates Creek Road on the south side of Lexington early Friday evening.

  • TIEC's Legends: The Quotable Gaines

    Thoroughbred innovator John Gaines was part of a panel discussion named "Legends of the Turf" at the Thoroughbred International Exposition & Conference. Never one to shy away from his opinion, Gaines offered up the following adages Saturday afternoon:

  • TIEC's Legends: The Quotable Gaines

    Thoroughbred innovator John Gaines was part of a panel discussion named "Legends of the Turf" at the Thoroughbred International Exposition & Conference. Never one to shy away from his opinion, Gaines offered up the following adages Saturday afternoon:

  • Big Spruce Euthanized at Age 32

    Prominent runner and successful sire Big Spruce was euthanized Dec. 28 because of the infirmities of old age. The 32-year-old pensioned stallion resided at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington. He leaves behind fellow pensioners Lyphard (now 33), Stop the Music, and Irish River.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry

  • Crisis or Opportunity

    <i>By John R. Gaines</i> -- The Chinese ideogram for "crisis" is the same as the Chinese ideogram for "opportunity." There is a certain wisdom in this.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Common Threads

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Frank Stronach hasn't been happy with the status quo -- but neither are some of his critics.

  • Robert Clay, Three Chimneys Farm owner who hosted Sunday meeting between NTRA-Magna officials.

    Resolution May Be Near in Magna-NTRA Conflict

    A Sunday evening meeting between Magna chairman Frank Stronach and members of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association board of directors was called "constructive" and could lead to a resolution within two weeks, officials said in a joint statement released Monday. Magna's seven racetracks were among the 22 that defected from the NTRA in late October. "There was give and take on a number of topics," the statement said. "We did not agree on every issue, but...the participants confirmed their strong mutual commitment to advancing the interests of horseracing. We are optimistic about the prospects of working together in the future with Magna's racetracks as members of the NTRA."

  • John Gaines, prominent horse breeder, spoke Tuesday night to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club.

    Gaines Calls For Stronach to Terminate or Delay Forum

    Magna chairman Frank Stronach's Jan. 14 open forum to discuss the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's future "should be terminated or at least delayed" if Stronach isn't willing to establish a structure and set an agenda for the session, John Gaines told the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club Tuesday night in Lexington.

  • Stronach Won't Change Plans for Gulfstream Forum

    Magna Entertainment (MEC) chairman Frank Stronach said on Wednesday he has no plans to cancel the open forum he has scheduled at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 14, dismissing the suggestion made Tuesday night by breeder John Gaines in a speech at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club in Lexington, Ky.

  • Gaines to Address Kentucky Farm Managers Club

    Breeder John Gaines, who delivered some pointed remarks toward Magna Entertainment chairman Frank Stronach and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association during an awards banquet in Arizona earlier this month, will be the guest speaker on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the monthly meeting of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club.