racehorse ownership

Declining numbers in Thoroughbred foal crops are tied to significant issues in U.S. racing
The Friday Show: Population Problems, Early Derby Standouts?

It’s no secret that foal crops have been diminishing for several years. Despite recent contraction in the U.S. racing industry, the shortage of Thoroughbreds appears to be on display in important races coast to coast. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue of field sizes, racehorse ownership, and the […]

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In-Person Check-Ups Critical For Horse Owners, Authorities Warn

Authorities are investigating a neglect case at the Pocatello Downs in Idaho, according to local reports. A Craigslist post surfaced earlier this week containing unsettling images of horses in a barn at the grounds and claiming that the horses’ owners were unaware that their unidentified trainer had failed to feed, clean, or exercise them. The Bannock […]

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Dayatthespa was among a trio of Grade 1-winning New York-breds in 2014 -- and a year-end champion
Empire State: New York Breeding Goes From ‘Darkest Days’ To Banner Year

Jeff Cannizzo became executive director of New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. at the worst possible moment. Or perhaps it was just the right time. Depends on how you look at it. When he took the job in July, 2008, the state’s breeding industry had hit a low point and was about to plunge even further thanks to a […]

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James Hastie with Pin Oak Stud's Alternation, sporting his TAA Stallion Participation championship ribbon
Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView: After the Track

Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView is a weekly series examining different aspects of Thoroughbred ownership. A more detailed presentation on these subjects will be made during the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 13-16. Click here for more information. In the past few weeks we’ve talked to experts in every area of ownership from sales […]

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U.S. Senate
House Approves Bill Making Bonus Depreciation Permanent

The American Horse Council reports that the House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent bonus depreciation (H.R.4718). The bill was introduced by Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio). At the end of 2013, a number of favorable tax provisions for horse owners, breeders […]

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Lansdon Robbins III and wife, Diana, take in England's Royal Ascot
Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView: Trust, Luck, and Homework

Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView is a weekly series examining different aspects of Thoroughbred ownership. A more detailed presentation on these subjects will be made during the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 13-16. Click here for more information. Lansdon Robbins III grew up in Henderson, Ky., and started going to the races as […]

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Brandi Goode
Breeders’ Cup presents Fresh Faces: ‘Taking Care of the Owners’

Brandi Goode is the manager of racehorse/Thoroughbred sales for FarmVet, an equine and pet health and supply company. Goode is a graduate of the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, where her studies concentrated on business. Goode has written for Horse Player Magazine and has served as assistant trainer/rider for Byron Hendricks and racing […]

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Maggi Moss with Apak
For Maggi Moss, ‘Healthy and Happy Horses’ Have Been Key to Racing Success

Since claiming her first racehorse in 1998, Iowa-based attorney Maggi Moss has risen through the ranks of the Thoroughbred game, becoming one of the leading owners in racing today, as well as a top advocate for race horse retirement. In an interview with Jennifer Wirth, Moss credits much of her success to a carefully chosen […]

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Airline Exec Finds Second Career in Horse Racing

After 25 years in the airline industry, Steve Zerda found a second career in racehorse ownership, as featured in CNN Money’s Second Acts series. A resident of Seattle, Wash., Zerda had been a longtime fan of horse racing when he encountered a horse named Turbulent Descent. The filly’s owners were selling stakes in an ownership […]

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Olympic Swimming Coach Splits Focus Between the Pool and the Track

Bob Bowman, coach of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, told the America’s Best Racing Notebook that he loves inspiring very successful trainees like Phelps in the pool, and hopes to be part of a big win on the racetrack. Bowman was introduced to racing in 1992 by a colleague, and has recently enjoyed success with Cerro […]

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