Copyright 2019 Kentucky Thoroughbred Association & Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & BreedersA coalition of leading Thoroughbred racing associations and organizations announced today a new initiative committed to phasing out the use of the medication Furosemide (Lasix) beginning in 2020 and eliminating the use of Lasix in stakes races held at their racetracks beginning in 2021. Coalition racetracks that have signed on to this initiative include all tracks owned or operated by Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI), the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and The Stronach Group as well as Del Mar, Keeneland, Lone Star Park and Remington Park, Los Alamitos Racecourse (Thoroughbred), Oaklawn Park and Tampa Bay Downs. Taken together these tracks represent 86% of the stakes races assigned graded or listed status in the United States in 2018. The coalition tracks will work diligently with their respective horsemen’s associations and racing commissions towards implementing this effort.https://toba.org/major-us-racing-organizations-announce-plans-to-implement-prohibition-of-race-day-medication-two-year-old-lasix-ban-to-start-in-2020-stakes-races-lasix-ban-in-2021/?fbclid=IwAR0zlkY9AJdIoFKTUco85NYP2MD-PeGuQs3pgQQpX4E8RPMpeH5q6fL-a9QThu, 18 Apr 2019 13:54:00 GMT2019-04-18T13:54:00Major US RAcing Organizations Announce Plans to Implement Prohibition of Race-Day Medication Two-Year-Old Lasix Ban to Start in 2020; Stakes Races Lasix Ban in 2021Churchill Downs Incorporated on Thursday announced significant initiatives to improve safety protocols and procedures ahead of the 2019 Kentucky Derby. These initiatives highlight the company’s strong and ongoing commitment to equine and jockey safety.https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/Churchill_Downs_emphasizes_safety_ahead_of_2019_Kentucky_Derby_123Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:49:00 GMT2019-04-18T13:49:00Churchill Downs emphasizes safety ahead of 2019 Kentucky DerbyBorn November 1, 1957, Baker grew up on Long Island working for his father George Baker who trained there for 20 years. In addition, he had the opportunity to work for Frank & David Whitely and Shug McGaughey. Shug helped him get started as a trainer in 1990. Baker has been training since then and has trained for the Kleins, George Steinbrenner, Greentree Stable, and Brereton Jones among others over the years.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/james-baker-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-04-16T00:00:00James Baker, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorJustify, winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, was named Horse of the Year and Champion 3-Year-Old Male by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders during today’s KTOB Awards Luncheon at Keeneland. The KTOB recognized 12 other Kentucky-breds at the luncheon, led by Broodmare of the Year Stage Magic, the dam of Justify, and awards were also bestowed upon numerous individuals for their exemplary contributions to the industry.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/ktaktob-announces-ktob-broodmare-of-the-year-horse-of-the-year-kentucky-bred-champions-and-ktdf-leaders.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 13:30:00 GMT2019-04-12T13:30:00KTA/KTOB Announces KTOB Broodmare of the Year, Horse of the Year, Kentucky-Bred Champions and KTDF LeadersChurchill Downs Inc., in partnership with Keeneland Association, broke ground April 9 on a $150 million, state-of-the-art, live and historical horse racing venue near Oak Grove, Ky. The new facility will be called Oak Grove Racing & Gaming.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/232997/churchill-keeneland-break-ground-on-oak-grove-trackTue, 09 Apr 2019 12:29:00 GMT2019-04-09T12:29:00Churchill, Keeneland Break Ground on Oak Grove TrackHard Rock International is the new owner of Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky after the track was included in a three-way deal that saw a Cincinnati casino change ownership as well.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/232992/hard-rock-entertainment-purchases-turfway-parkMon, 08 Apr 2019 12:36:00 GMT2019-04-08T12:36:00Hard Rock Entertainment Purchases Turfway ParkChris Baker is a 30-year industry veteran with international expertise in multiple facets of the Thoroughbred business. The 1986 University of Maryland graduate initially worked in the broodmare, stallion and racing divisions at Lane's End Farm. He then headed overseas, learning the training craft in racing jurisdictions as varied as England, Australia, and New Zealand. Repatriated to California, Chris was an assistant trainer to Hall of Famers Neil Drysdale and Richard Mandella, working with such Champions as A.P. Indy, Kotashaan, and Phone Chatter, before training on his own. A return to farm management eventually brought Chris to Ned Evans' Spring Hill Farm in Virginia, where he served as General Manager for 11 years until that operation dispersed in 2011. During his tenure, Spring Hill produced more than 100 stakes winners and was twice honored as TOBA's National Breeders of the Year. Chris then served as General Manager at WinStar Farm before joining Three Chimneys in December, 2013.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/chris-baker-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-04-08T00:00:00Chris Baker, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorThe US-Bred 2018 magazine is scheduled to be delivered early next week but the digital version can currently be viewed on the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association website.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/232927/us-bred-2018-magazine-now-availableFri, 05 Apr 2019 10:55:00 GMT2019-04-05T10:55:00US-Bred 2018 Magazine Now AvailableHard Rock International is buying Jack Cincinnati Casino and Turfway Park. On Friday, Jack Entertainment announced that it has entered into contracts to sell Jack Casino in Downtown Cincinnati and Turfway Park in Florence to Hard Rock International and VICI Properties for $780 million, pending regulatory approval.https://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/business/2019/04/05/hard-rock-international-buying-jack-cincinnati-casino-and-turfway-park/3373923002/Fri, 05 Apr 2019 10:41:00 GMT2019-04-05T10:41:00Hard Rock International buying Jack Cincinnati Casino and Turfway ParkRepublicans and Democrats now agree — there needs to be a congressional review into a rash of horse racing deaths at a California race track. Rep. Andy Barr, a Kentucky Republican who co-chairs the Congressional Horse Caucus, will tour the Santa Anita track over the weekend.https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article228791494.html?cid=DM11143&bid=121852977Thu, 04 Apr 2019 10:39:00 GMT2019-04-04T10:39:00GOP’s Andy Barr and Democrats back congressional review of Santa Anita horse deathsCollege Scholarship Day offers a free, fun day at the races for thousands of college and university students from Kentucky and beyond. Admission is free with a college ID. Full-time students can either pre-register online or register online day of to win one of ten $1,000 scholarships or a $10,000 Runhappy scholarship and prizes from local vendors awarded after each of the day’s races. Students also will enjoy music, free snacks and prize drawings in Keeneland’s College Zone in the North Terrace.https://www.keeneland.com/racing/college-scholarship-day-pre-registrationThu, 28 Mar 2019 09:29:00 GMT2019-03-28T09:29:00College Scholarship Day at Keeneland April 5, 2019Joe Seitz has been with Brookdale full time since 1997. He graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Journalism and then spent four years as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. After the service, Joe worked as a racetrack groom and assistant trainer for Carl Nafzger and Todd Pletcher, respectively. Joe was elected as President of the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA) in 2016 and has served on The Board of Directors of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA), and the Thoroughbred Club of America (TCA). He now acts as Director of Sales for Brookdale.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/joseph-t.-seitz.htmlMon, 25 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-03-25T00:00:00Joseph T. Seitz, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorKentucky lawmakers approved legislation March 13 that would restore the ability of horseplayers to claim losses against any gambling winnings they claim. The legislation will go to Gov. Matt Bevin (Republican) for his consideration. Legislation approved for tax year 2018 ended the ability of Kentucky taxpayers to deduct gambling losses from reported gambling winnings, an issue first brought to light by BloodHorse.com. The change negatively impacted horseplayers by significantly increasing the amount of money they would have to list as income.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/232541/ky-gambling-winnings-legislation-to-the-governorThu, 14 Mar 2019 10:20:00 GMT2019-03-14T10:20:00KY Gambling Winnings Legislation to the GovernorRon Winchell and Marc Falcone officially are the new owners and managing partners in Kentucky Downs, finalizing the purchase of the racetrack and year-round entertainment center from the investment group that purchased the facility in 2007. Winchell and Falcone bought Kentucky Downs' assets through their new company, Kentucky Racing Acquisition LLC. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.https://kentuckydowns.com/racing/news/kentucky-downs-sale-to-winchell-falcone-completedTue, 12 Mar 2019 10:08:00 GMT2019-03-12T10:08:00Kentucky Downs Sale to Winchell, Falcone CompletedAnne Archer is part of the next generation of Hinkle horsepeople proving the future is bright for Hinkle Farms. Attending New York University and completing her education at Centre College, Anne Archer earned a bachelor's degree with a double major in History and Spanish. She specializes in bloodstock research, acquisition, stallion matings, and sales coordination. She loves nothing more than spending time with the many beautiful thoroughbreds on the farm.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/anne-archer-hinkle-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 11 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-03-11T00:00:00Anne Archer Hinkle, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorA native of Kilkenny, Ireland, Pat came to Kentucky in 1984 to pursue his love of horses. Starting at Ashleigh Stud, he moved to the new Rood and Riddle, where he received agreat foundation training for 18 months. This led to the job of developing and managing Crescent Hill Farm for 10 years for the Slitz family, from where it was then time to branch out on his own. He started Drumkenny Farm in 1996, which was a 200 acre full service boarding operation. It was during this time that he became a member of various pinhooking partnerships, which not only led to introducing many friends to life as thoroughbred owners, but further revealed his love of the sales business. In 2001, Pat was a founding member of Paramount Sales, and he quickly realized that it would be impossible to fully commit to both jobs, so he decided to step away from the farm and concentrate on bloodstock sales. Since its inception, Paramount has been a top 10 leading consignor. Missing country life, Pat moved to 30 acres in 2013, where he breeds a small band of mares, and pinhooks weanlings with several partners. He and his wife, Lynne, have a daughter, Ali, who is an Athletic Trainer at Florida Atlantic University, and a son, David, who is a senior in high school. Pat loves this industry, and still believes that Kentucky is the center of the thoroughbred world. He is excited to be a part of the KTA, and hopes to be able to help promote Kentucky breeders and horses worldwide.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/patrick-costello-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 04 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-03-04T00:00:00Patrick Costello, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorA change in state tax law in Kentucky for 2018 that removed the ability to deduct gambling losses from any gambling winnings income moved a step toward being changed back to the previous standard March 1. A clean-up bill that Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee chairman Christian McDaniel (R-Taylor Mill) said aims to address unintended consequences of the state's tax law changes approved for the 2018 tax year reinstated the ability of filers with gambling winnings to claim gambling losses up to the amount of those winnings.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/232310/ky-lawmakers-address-tax-law-changes-on-gambling-incomeFri, 01 Mar 2019 13:58:00 GMT2019-03-01T13:58:00KY Lawmakers Address Tax Law Changes on Gambling IncomeTrack-record high first condition book purses that represent a whopping 46% increase over last year will greet horsemen when the Churchill Downs spring meet opens Apr. 27. The wave of the future has been bolstered by a blast from the past, as a top Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) official explained on Thursday that the purse windfall has been created by a better-than-expected surge in wagering on historical horse race betting machines at the corporation’s nearby Derby City Gaming venue that opened last September.https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/churchill-to-offer-record-high-purses-at-spring-meet/Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:52:00 GMT2019-02-28T08:52:00Churchill To Offer Record High Purses at Spring MeetThe Kentucky Senate majority leader said Tuesday he expects lawmakers will correct an "unintended consequence" of last year's tax bill that led to the state taxing gross gambling winnings. Damon Thayer, a Georgetown Republican, said he just learned over the weekend that part of last year's bill changed tax law so that Kentucky would no longer allow gambling losses to be deducted from gambling winnings reported as taxable income.https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2019/02/26/kentucky-moves-fix-horse-racing-gambling-winnings-tax-law/2988904002/Tue, 26 Feb 2019 08:57:00 GMT2019-02-26T08:57:00'Unintended' tax on gross gambling winnings will be fixed, Thayer saysDarren Fox is a native of Co. Roscommon, Ireland. Darren graduated of the University of Limerick with a Degree in Equine Science and a Masters in Entrepreneurship. Early hands on experience was gained at Ballyhane Stud and Rathbarry Stud in Ireland and Knockgriffin Farm in the US. Darren worked for GE Capital and Tote Ireland prior to graduating from the Darley Flying Start in 2009. Since then Darren has focused on the area of stallion seasons. He is currently the Sales Manager at Darley, where he manages top stallions such as Medaglia d’Oro, Bernardini and newcomers such as Nyquist and Frosted. He also spent two years as the Stallion Seasons Director at WinStar Farm, prior to his current role at Darley.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/darren-fox-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-02-25T00:00:00Darren Fox, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorThe Kentucky Horse Racing Commission today announced payment of more than $14.2 million in breeder awards from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund. Kentucky-bred horses won over 4,000 races across the globe in 2018, which made breeders eligible for these incentive payments. KTBIF horses won in 33 states and four countries - including the Kentucky Derby.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/232153/kentucky-breeder-awards-for-2018-surpass-14-millionFri, 22 Feb 2019 14:01:00 GMT2019-02-22T14:01:00Kentucky Breeder Awards for 2018 Surpass $14 MillionThe Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved noted horseman and entrepreneur Ron Winchell and prominent gaming executive Marc Falcone as majority owners of Kentucky Downs. It was announced in mid-November that Kentucky Racing Acquisition, LLC, a new company co-founded by Winchell and Falcone, had agreed to purchase all the assets of Kentucky Downs from parent company Kentucky Downs Partners, LLC, the investment group that has owned the racetrack since 2007.http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/racing-commission-approves-new-ky-downs-owners/Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:14:00 GMT2019-02-22T08:14:00Racing Commission Approves New Ky Downs OwnersThe Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved $147,000 from the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council fund for a two-year study that aims to develop an affordable test to detect horses that have been given small levels—microdoses—of erythropoietin.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/232187/khrc-approves-study-to-develop-epo-micro-dosing-testFri, 22 Feb 2019 07:18:00 GMT2019-02-22T07:18:00KHRC Approves Study to Develop EPO Micro-Dosing TestOn the heels of an equine influenza outbreak that shut down racing in Great Britain for eight days earlier this month, a handful of show horses have come down with the same virus in Ohio and Indiana. Because the infected horses in the U.K. had raced at two different tracks and had come in contact with several horses that were stabled throughout the country, British racing officials felt it necessary to shut down racing until the situation was under control.http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/kentucky-vets-dont-believe-latest-ei-outbreak-will-impact-racing/Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:17:00 GMT2019-02-18T08:17:00Kentucky Vets Don’t Believe Latest EI Outbreak Will Impact RacingLike many, he was lured into the horse business by his father Howard Litt, an avid owner, breeder and race fan of over fifty years. Litt received his B.A. from UC Berkeley in Human Biodynamics and my M.S. from Wake Forest University in Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation before embarking on his career in the horse business. He moved to Kentucky in 2000 and worked at Taylor Made farm for a year, working with mares, yearling, foals at major auctions. Litt worked the next two years with the veterinary practice of Dr. Cheney, Dr. Northrop and Dr. Landry in Kentucky, New York and Florida and was around the top trainers and horses in the east coast. He then spent seven years with Three Chimneys farm performing all duties of a bloodstock agent as well as, stallion syndication, portfolio management and client recruitment.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/jason-litt-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-02-18T00:00:00Jason Litt, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorA bill that would legalize wagering on sporting events and earmark tax revenue to Kentucky’s underfunded pension system received a hearing at a legislative committee meeting in Frankfort Wednesday morning. House Bill 175, sponsored by Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, would allow Kentuckians to not just wager on most sporting events around the country, but also set up a regulatory framework for residents to legally play online poker and fantasy sports contests, with the state receiving revenue from taxes, registration fees and licensing fees.https://insiderlouisville.com/government/local/bill-to-legalize-and-regulate-sports-wagering-in-kentucky-receives-hearing/Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:38:00 GMT2019-02-15T13:38:00Bill to legalize and regulate sports wagering in Kentucky receives hearing“The NTRA is pleased to collaborate with Dean Dorton to offer this special tax webinar for the horse racing and breeding industry,” said Alex Waldrop, President and CEO of the NTRA. “Last year’s sweeping federal tax reform legislation was the first of its kind in more than 30 years and is full of changes best explained by the experienced equine tax accountants at Dean Dorton.”https://www.ntra.com/deandortontaxreformwebinar/Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:49:00 GMT2019-02-15T11:49:00Dean Dorton Webinar: Key Federal Tax Reform Items for Horse and Farm OwnersMatt Koch graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture in 2000 and went directly into the Marine Corps as a 2nd Lt. Koch served 5 years as an Intelligence Officer deploying to Kosovo and Afghanistan. Upon his release from active duty he established Shawhan Place LLC with longtime horseman Ted Kuster. Shawhan Place is a full service boarding operation that handles everything from breeding, breaking, quarantine and sales. It was a natural fit to return to the Thoroughbred Industry after growing up on Claiborne Farm. Matt is a current member and past president of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club. He lives in Paris with his wife, Kristen and three children, Taylor, Jack and Nate.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/matthew-koch-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-02-11T00:00:00Matthew Koch, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorHistoric racetrack Keeneland and live sports lottery game provider EquiLottery Games have reached an agreement to feature races from the 2019 Keeneland Spring Meet as part of the upcoming trial run of Kentucky's Win Place Show, the first daily U.S. lottery game based on the results of live horse racing.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/231960/keeneland-races-to-be-featured-in-equilottery-trial-runWed, 06 Feb 2019 14:00:00 GMT2019-02-06T14:00:00Keeneland Races to be Featured in EquiLottery Trial RunStuart E. Brown, II, DVM is a partner of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, where he has been in practice since graduating from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. He was born and raised in Versailles, Kentucky, and graduated from Transylvania University while working locally in the Thoroughbred industry since high school. Dr. Brown is a member of the Equine Drug Research Council of the KY Horse Racing Commission; Vice Chairman of the Gluck Equine Research Foundation; Board of the American Association of Equine Practitioners; Member of the AAEP Public Policy and Welfare Committee; Board of the EEI/ Rolex Three Day Eventing Championships; Trustee to the AVMA Professional Liability Trust, and Legislative Committee of the KVMA; active on the UK Veterinary Livestock Disease Laboratory Advisory Committee. In addition he is a current Director of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Inc./Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Inc., serves on the KTA/KTOB Scientific Advisory Committee for the KTOB Foundation and is Treasurer of the KTA PAC. He says of his tenure at KTA/KTOB, "I believe strongly in the mission of the KTA in its advocacy for the industry in the Commonwealth and its leadership position in maintaining Kentucky as the Capital of the TB Industry. This organization represents the interests of the breeders and stakeholders as stewards of the industry for generational deliverance of the ideals and cultures that have served this business to allow it to attain its present day position. The appointment to the KTA Board has represented one of the most important positions for which I have been appointed on to serve for both my profession and as a breeder."http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/stuart-e.-brown-ii-dvm--board-of-directors.htmlMon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-02-04T00:00:00Stuart E. Brown II, DVM, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorCraig Bandoroff is the owner, with his wife Holly, of Denali Stud in Paris, Kentucky. Denali Stud is a boarding operation mostly involved in breeding and raising horses for the commercial market. Denali is also a consignment agency and consistently has been a leading top 5 consignor in the industry over the past 10 years. Bandoroff is also a breeder with a broodmare band of about 15 mares. Champion Serena's Song has resided at Denali Stud her entire broodmare career and the farm raised KY Derby winner & Dubai World Cup winner, Animal Kingdom. He has been actively involved in the horse business for over 30 years as a jockey, sales company employee with Fasig Tipton, and a bloodstock consulting firm. Current Director of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Inc. and Chairman of the Marketing Committee, current President of CBA, a board member of KEEP, an active member of TOBA, a former director of the Thoroughbred Club, a former board member of The Lexington School, and a founding member of the NTA. The Bandoroff’s have three children and reside in Lexington.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/craig-bandoroff-kta-ktob-board-of-directors.htmlMon, 21 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-01-21T00:00:00Craig Bandoroff, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorA well illustrated summary of important points for pasture management. Awareness of appropriate pasture management is a must among horse owners and farm managers.http://forages.ca.uky.edu/files/improving_ky_horse_pastures.pdfThu, 17 Jan 2019 13:49:00 GMT2019-01-17T13:49:00Improving Kentucky Horse PasturesPlaintiffs AmTote International and Parimax Holdings, both owned by The Stronach Group, and defendants Kentucky Downs, Exacta Systems, and Magellan Gaming have reached a resolution of their existing litigation in Kentucky and Wyoming involving patents in historical racing games, according to a release from Exacta Systems.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/231616/historical-gaming-companies-settle-lawsuitThu, 17 Jan 2019 03:59:00 GMT2019-01-17T03:59:00Historical Gaming Companies Settle LawsuitA Kentucky state senator whose professional background includes media and event management positions within the Thoroughbred industry has filed a bill that would redistribute how a portion of the state’s excise tax on horse racing wagers gets used to fund equine education programs at Kentucky’s colleges.http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/ky-bill-seeks-to-divide-educational-funds-among-new-entities/Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:39:00 GMT2019-01-15T13:39:00KY Bill Seeks to Divide Educational Funds Among New EntitiesBraxton has been involved in the Racing Game her whole life. Her grandparents, Harry and Jane Lunger, owned the successful Christiana Stables, which she and her mother continue to operate today. She worked her summers for Walnut Green Sales Consignment, which was owned by her father and uncle. After graduating from Trinity College (CT), Braxton moved to Kentucky to work for Three Chimneys Farm, where she held the position of Director of Sales until 2007. Braxton now owns and operates Royal Oak Farm in Paris, Kentucky with her husband, Damian. They have quickly gotten off the ground as a successful operation by raising or selling such Graded Stakes Winners as Union Rags, Pure Fun, Boys at Tosconova, Nereid and Ready to Please.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/braxton-lynch-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-01-14T00:00:00Braxton Lynch, KTA Vice President and Board of DirectorA six-week course covering all aspects of the Thoroughbred industry will be presented at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, beginning Jan. 15. The course, from 5:30-7 p.m. EST every Tuesday through Feb. 19, is sponsored by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. The course costs $25. It will be taught by Andreas Branchini, who has worked in the horse industry in five countries for 34 years.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/231514/course-in-lexington-to-cover-thoroughbred-industryFri, 11 Jan 2019 12:52:00 GMT2019-01-11T12:52:00Course in Lexington to Cover Thoroughbred IndustryThe 145th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) on Saturday, May 4 will be the richest in history as the purse for America’s greatest race and first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown has been elevated to a guaranteed $3 million.https://www.kentuckyderby.com/uploads/wysiwyg/assets/uploads/20190110_Derby_Purse_Raised_to_3_Million_Spring_Meet_Stakes_Schedule.pdfFri, 11 Jan 2019 11:06:00 GMT2019-01-11T11:06:00Kentucky Derby Purse Raised to $3 MillionThe Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale–which surged passed its total 2018 gross after its third session Wednesday–concluded Thursday with its highest gross since 2008 and with a record-setting average and record-equaling median.http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/record-setting-keeneland-january-sale-concludes/Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:50:00 GMT2019-01-10T12:50:00Record-Setting Keeneland January Sale ConcludesQuestioning a number of actions by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in awarding a Standardbred license in the Oak Grove, Ky. area to a partnership of Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland, Kentucky Downs has appealed the regulator's decision to the Franklin (Ky.) Circuit Court of Appeals.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/231461/kentucky-downs-appeals-oak-grove-license-decisionTue, 08 Jan 2019 12:48:00 GMT2019-01-08T12:48:00Kentucky Downs Appeals Oak Grove License DecisionThe National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers And Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced today that finalists for the 2018 Eclipse Awards will be revealed live on Saturday, January 5 at 11:05 a.m. ET from Gulfstream Park on http://gulfstreampark.com , all racetrack outlets carrying the Gulfstream Park simulcast feed, and on XBTV.com.https://www.ntra.com/eclipse-awards-finalists-to-be-announced-live-on-january-5-2/Fri, 04 Jan 2019 12:36:00 GMT2019-01-04T12:36:00Eclipse Awards Finalists to be Announced Live on January 5http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles.rssKentucky Thoroughbred Association & Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & BreedersMon, 09 Jul 2012 10:36:12 GMTen-us