Jerry Brown

Figure Makers: Companies With A ‘Graphic’ Demonstration

In the first two parts of our series on speed figures, we’ve seen two contrasting approaches for analyzing how fast racehorses run — Beyer Speed Figures and TimeformUS. Now for something completely different. By its own description, Thoro-Graph isn’t even a speed figure. It’s a performance figure. While the company uses some conventional speed figure […]

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Report: Court ruling favors Lauffer in Rachel Alexandra case

The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld a Circuit Court’s decision that Thoro-Graph operator Jerry Brown should receive $25,000 for his advisory role in the private sale of Rachel Alexandra, according to a report at the Bloodhorse.com. The case stems from dealings between Brown and James Lauffer, who owned a half-interest in Rachel Alexandra along with […]

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Thoro-Graph President: We’re Not Burying Our Heads in the Dirt

Jerry Brown, president of Thoro-Graph, which provides performance figures for horseplayers and horsemen, took exception to a recent column in England’s Sporting Life by former jockey Richard Dunwoody entitled “Burying Their Heads in the Dirt” in which Dunwoody said the American Thoroughbred has been in decline in part because of the reliance on dirt racing […]

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BROWN GETS PEANUTS FOR RACHEL

By Ray Paulick The legal battle in Kentucky between Jerry Brown, owner of ThoroGraph performance figures, and Kentucky horse owner James Lauffer ended with Johnson Circuit Court Judge John David Preston ruling Lauffer owed Brown for advisory services rendered in Lauffer’s purchase of a half interest in eventual Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra in […]

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THE BATTLE OF ALEXANDRA

By Ray Paulick Jerry Brown, the owner of Thorograph performance figures, charges potential racehorse buyers more for his recommendations on which horses in training to purchase than traditional bloodstock agents charge. Brown, who does not consider himself a bloodstock agent, figures his advice is worth it. James Lauffer disagrees. A judge in […]

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