Copyright 2019 Kentucky Thoroughbred Association & Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & BreedersCheck back tomorrow for the next "This Day in History"http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/a_a_a_a_a_february-20.htmlWed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-02-20T00:00:00February 20The 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-millionTue, 19 Feb 2019 14:01:00 GMT2019-02-19T14:01:00Kentucky Breeder Awards for 2018 Surpass $14 MillionLike 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 5Charlie LoPresti and his wife own 200-acre Forest Lane Farm in Lexington on the eastern fringe of Fayette County. Charlie handles the racing string at Keeneland Race Course, where he has been based year round for more than a decade. With a goal of learning all phases of handling Thoroughbreds, LoPresti obtained a job at Domino Stud in Lexington in 1978 where he worked under renowned horseman Ted Carr. LoPresti then worked for about six years as assistant manager under Carr at Allen Paulson's Brookside Farm in Lexington. Lopresti left to start developing Forest Lane, during which time he also served as trainer for Calumet Farm for whom he won four stakes races during tenure of about six years. He became the first trainer to win back-to-back editions of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-G1) with Turallure in 2011 and Wise Dan in 2012. Wise Dan went on to win the Breeders Cup Mile, breaking a 15 year old track record. He capped off the year earning three Eclipse Awards for Older Male, Turf Male and Horse of the Year, the only horse to acheive that mark since John Henry. Through Sept. 2012, LoPresti has won more than 180 races that have earned more than $8 million.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/charlie-lopresti-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlTue, 01 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-01-01T00:00:00Charles LoPresti, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorIn a decision that backs the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's power to define equine medication thresholds and supports the regulator's absolute insurer rule, the Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a circuit court ruling and said the KHRC should reinstate penalties against trainer Graham Motion and owner George Strawbridge Jr.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/231301/ky-appeals-court-rules-in-favor-of-regulator-vs-motionMon, 31 Dec 2018 13:20:00 GMT2018-12-31T13:20:00KY Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Regulator Vs. MotionOn January 8th, the legislative session will commence in Frankfort, and shall last for thirty staggered days until March. The largest issue facing the Commonwealth of Kentucky is the accumulated debt of over $40 billion in multiple public employee retirement plans. Much has been written about how Kentucky arrived at this fiscal juncture and consequently there has been consideration and review during the interim by a bi-partisan Task Force on Tax Expenditures, found here of the $5.8 billion in tax expenditures, or exemptions, deductions or credits granted to individuals, select groups or specific activities.http://www.kentuckybred.org/Domains/www.kentuckybred.org/CMSFiles/Docs/Report%20of%20Task%20Force_Copied%20issued%2012.31.18.pdfMon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT2018-12-31T00:00:00Report of the Tax Expenditure Task ForceWith NFL fans accustomed to hearing a brief explanation from officials if replay reverses a call on the field, Turfway Park and the stewards at the Northern Kentucky track are going to try a similar approach.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/231280/turfway-park-stewards-to-explain-disqualificationsSat, 29 Dec 2018 12:46:00 GMT2018-12-29T12:46:00Turfway Park Stewards to Explain DisqualificationsMcLean is a co-owner and the business manager of Crestwood Farm. An owner/breeder with over 25 years of industry experience. Current Director and President of KTA-KTOB. Also, currently serves on the board of the Keeneland Association, Thoroughbred Charities of America; and as a trustee of Sayre School. Past board member of Commerce Lexington. Co-breeder of Champion filly XTRA HEAT. A graduate of Transylvania University, McLean resides at Crestwood Farm with his wife Lisa and their three children.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/pope-mclean-jr.-kta-ktob-treasurer-and-board-of-director.htmlTue, 25 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT2018-12-25T00:00:00Pope McLean, Jr., KTA-KTOB President and Board of DirectorA native of Lexington, Price grew up working for his family's Mill Ridge Farm; knowing it was a great privilege to weed-eat, hay, or anything else that needed to be done. Following college, Price moved to Charlotte, NC to work in commercial real estate and development. This early career took him to Nashville, TN where he became very involved in Nashville's blossoming downtown community revitalization. Always promoting and passionate about Thoroughbreds and Central Kentucky, Price jumped at the opportunity to return to Lexington and work with his father, Headley, at Nicoma Bloodstock - the consulting arm of Mill Ridge Farm. With conviction for the sport and believing in the great opportunity to develop our fan base, Price became actively involved with the KTA's Vision 2020 group and ultimately honored to join the board of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Inc./Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Inc. Price serves as a board member of Horse Country, TOBA, The National Racing Museum, Fayette Alliance and the NoLI community development corporation.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/price-bell-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT2018-12-17T00:00:00Price Bell, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorEquibase Company, in partnership with Keeneland and at the request of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, conducted a test at the Lexington, Ky., track to collect workout data using global positioning satellite (GPS) technology, it was announced today.http://keeneland.com/media/news/equibase-keeneland-conduct-pilot-test-collect-workout-data-using-gps-technologyWed, 12 Dec 2018 07:50:00 GMT2018-12-12T07:50:00Equibase, Keeneland Conduct Pilot Test To Collect Workout Data Using GPS TechnologyThe Kentucky Horse Racing Commission set penalty classifications this week for three new substances after a post-race drug test this fall resulted in a finding for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a constituent of cannabis and industrial hemp plants and the active ingredient in CBD oil. The commission voted unanimously to classify the substance as a Class B drug. Horsemen with a Class B finding are subject to suspension of up to 60 days and a fine of up to $1,000 for first offense.https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/finding-for-cannabidiol-sparks-new-rules-in-kentucky-thc-also-given-classification-by-commission/Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:48:00 GMT2018-12-12T07:48:00Finding For Cannabidiol Sparks New Rules In Kentucky; THC Also Given Classification By CommissionKeeneland today announced expansions to its 2019 Spring Meet, which will open Thursday, April 4, a day earlier than in previous years, and present two new stakes, both $100,000 turf sprints, to its schedule for a total of 18 stakes worth a season record $4.6 million in purse money. Topping the 16-day meet, to be held April 4-26, are the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), both nationally prominent classic preps set for opening Saturday, April 6.http://keeneland.com/media/news/keeneland-enhances-2019-spring-meet-earlier-opening-day-two-new-stakesWed, 12 Dec 2018 07:46:00 GMT2018-12-12T07:46:00Keeneland Enhances 2019 Spring Meet With Earlier Opening Day, Two New StakesAccording to presentations by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission staff and representatives of Churchill Downs Inc. at the regulator's Dec. 11 meeting at the Kentucky Horse Park, historical racing games that have not been in line with state regulations at Churchill Downs' Derby City Gaming in Louisville, Ky., will gradually be updated with expected full compliance sometime in February.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/231110/khrc-approves-plan-for-derby-city-gaming-complianceWed, 12 Dec 2018 06:55:00 GMT2018-12-12T06:55:00KHRC Approves Plan for Derby City Gaming ComplianceAfter no significant move forward on a $25 million plan to renovate the grandstand and install historical racing machines, Turfway Park unveiled a less daring plan Dec. 11 that would aim to have 350 machines up and running by June.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/231104/turfway-moves-to-plan-b-on-historical-racingTue, 11 Dec 2018 07:58:00 GMT2018-12-11T07:58:00Turfway Moves to 'Plan B' on Historical RacingThe Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has been imposing fines of $1,000 a day on Churchill Downs for violating regulations for its "instant racing" machines at the company's new Derby City facility in Louisville.https://www.courier-journal.com/story/money/companies/2018/12/11/churchill-downs-derby-city-gaming-instant-racing-violations/2275113002/Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:52:00 GMT2018-12-11T07:52:00Churchill Downs fined $1,000 a day for violations at Derby City GamingLicensed trainer for 30 years. Stabled year-round at Keeneland and currently on the Kentucky, Chicago, and New Orleans circuit. Current Director of Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Inc. Owner and operator of Sunnyside Farm in Paris, KY.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/jeffrey-thornbury-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT2018-12-10T00:00:00Jeffrey Thornbury, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorPaul was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1962 and resides there with wife Angie, who manages payroll for McGee's public stable. They have four children - Matthew, Margaret, Alex and Eddie. Paul grew up in the Derby City where he and his three siblings – all first-generation horsemen – developed their interest in racing through their proximity to Churchill Downs. Brother Marty is a columnist for the Daily Racing Form; younger sister Amy is married to and keeps the books for Southern California-based trainer Ron Ellis whose stable includes Declan's Moon, 2004's 2-year-old champion; and older sister Susan has previously worked in group sales for Hollywood Park. Paul got his start in racing at age 15 by walking hots for conditioner Jerry Calvin and later galloped horses for trainers Angel Montano Sr. and Carl Bowman. After attending Louisville’s St. Xavier High School, he graduated from Bellarmine University with a degree in chemistry. “My Dad sells water treatment chemicals,” McGee said. “It was kind of a fall-back. If it didn't work out at the racetrack, I would go to work for him. He never objected to me coming to the racetrack. He’s 100 percent behind me."http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/paul-mcgee-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT2018-12-03T00:00:00Paul McGee, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorA long-running dispute over the legality of slot-like “instant racing” machines found at Kentucky racetracks may soon wind its way back to the state Supreme Court.https://www.courier-journal.com/story/money/companies/2018/11/26/kentucky-slot-gaming-machines-court-ruling-appealed/2118761002/Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:30:00 GMT2018-11-29T11:30:00Family Foundation appeals ruling on slot-like machines at horse tracksBen Haggin has been involved with Woodford Racing since 2005. Ben is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Woodberry Forest School. Ben has worked in nearly every facet of the Thoroughbred industry. He has worked for Mill Ridge Farm, Hall of Fame Trainer Ron McAnally and Equibase Company. Ben was an original employee of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. Ben presently serves on the Board of the Keeneland Association, the Saratoga Reading Rooms and has served on the Board of the Race for Education and the Thoroughbred Club of America. Ben is active on the Boards of Sayre School and the High Street YMCA in Lexington, Kentucky. Ben is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lee Haggin III. Mr. Haggin is a member of the Jockey Club and is a Trustee of the Keeneland Association. Ben’s great-grandfather, Hal Price Headley, was a founder of the Keeneland Association.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/ben-haggin-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT2018-11-26T00:00:00Ben Haggin, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorHutton Goodman is a native of Texas and a graduate of the University of Virginia who now lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife Alexandra Goodman. He has been involved in the Thoroughbred industry for his entire life and has experience in many different aspects of the industry. Hutton worked on the race track for trainer Michael Stidham until he decided to return home to work for his family’s Mt. Brilliant Farm in Lexington. Mt. Brilliant Farm is a broodmare operation based north of Lexington that has 30 broodmares and 17 horses in training on three continents. At Mt. Brilliant Hutton has been involved in the farms breeding, sales and racing operation in the USA, UK, Ireland, Argentina and Australia. He currently serves as racing manager at Mt. Brilliant Farm. In addition to his equine interests Hutton serves as chairman of the board of the Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation a charitable foundation and supporter of The Fayette Alliance.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/hutton-goodman-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT2018-11-19T00:00:00Hutton Goodman, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorTwo of horse racing's most formidable companies now have the authorization needed to build a $150 million racetrack facility near the Kentucky and Tennessee border. The companies' proposal to build a racetrack, hotel and gaming facility in Oak Grove, Ky., was approved on a voice vote by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Friday afternoon. It beat out similar proposals by Caesars Entertainment Corp. and Kentucky Downs, all of which were bidding for one harness track-racing license for the southwest Kentucky town near Fort Campbell.https://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2018/11/16/kentucky-horse-racing-commission-picks-winner-for.html?ana=e_lou_bn_breakingnewsFri, 16 Nov 2018 15:11:00 GMT2018-11-16T15:11:00Kentucky Horse Racing Commission picks winner for new $150M racetrackPhilip Bauer was born in Louisville, KY on April 14, 1985, as the youngest of six children to Jude and Larry Bauer. He graduated from St. Margaret Mary grade school in 1999 and from St. Xavier high school in 2003. Philip fell in love with horses and horse racing at a young age being around his grandparents’ horse farm in Pee Wee Valley, KY, and racehorses at River Downs. He married his wife Ashley on October 14, 2011, in Louisville at Locust Grove. They were blessed with their first son, Philip Wyatt, on Halloween night 2013 and their second son, Lincoln Asher, on April 23, 2015. They currently live in J town, KY. Philip began training horses on his own for Richard and Tammy Rigney's Rigney Racing in August 2013. They were victorious in their first race with a horse named Cookie on September 21, 2013, at Churchill Downs. They won their first stakes race on February 22, 2014, with Our Double Play and their first Graded Stakes race on Belmont Stakes Day, June 6, 2015, with Channel Marker.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/philip-bauer-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT2018-11-12T00:00:00Philip Bauer, KTA-KTOB Board of DirectorPart owner and manager of Wintergreen Farm. Worked as an assistant for trainers Mack Miller, Criquette Head, Alex Scott and Tom Proctor. Graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. Current Vice President (KTOB) and Director of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders, Inc.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/john-greely-iv-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT2018-11-05T00:00:00John Greely, IV, KTOB Vice President and Board of DirectorAfter hearing Oct. 30 from three potential track owners interested in launching a Kentucky Standardbred track near the border with Tennessee—the big motivation being the chance to offer historical horse racing gaming in the Nashville market—the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission deferred a decision on awarding the license.https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/230418/kentucky-regulator-defers-vote-on-new-harness-trackWed, 31 Oct 2018 14:31:00 GMT2018-10-31T14:31:00Kentucky Regulator Defers Vote on New Harness TrackManaging partner in Ashland Park Stables Racing Partnership and Ashland Park Management, a consulting firm. Current board member of Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, and current President of Fayette County Farm Bureau.http://www.kentuckybred.org/articles/walter-hillenmeyer-iii-kta-ktob-board-of-director.htmlMon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT2018-10-29T00:00:00Walter Hillenmeyer III, KTA-KTOB Board of Directorhttp://www.kentuckybred.org/articles.rssKentucky Thoroughbred Association & Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & BreedersMon, 09 Jul 2012 10:36:12 GMTen-us