Thoroughbred farms

NTRA, Accounting Firm Conducting Survey On Thoroughbred Farm Operations

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) in conjunction with the accounting firm, Dean Dorton, is undertaking a nationwide survey focused on Thoroughbred horse farm operations. The survey includes questions on boarding, sales, stallion ownership, breeders’ awards and other ancillary operational items. All Thoroughbred farm owners are encouraged to complete this survey, which will allow the NTRA […]

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Blue Grass Farms Charities Offering Donated Food To Kentucky Farm Workers

This summer is a productive one for Blue Grass Farms Charities’ Food Distribution program.  Thanks to partnerships established with God’s Pantry and GleanKY, the charity has delivered more than 6,000 pounds of produce, breads and non-perishables to horse farm workers in Central Kentucky. “It’s unbelievable seeing all the food that is available at God’s Pantry, […]

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Kentucky Thoroughbred Farms To Offer Free Tours Through Horse Country

Members of Horse Country will open their gates March 9-10, 2019 for a weekend of special free tours for the third annual “Meet the NEIGHbors” event. The experiences at area equine attractions provide an opportunity for locals to visit a Horse Country member in their own backyard. Meet the NEIGHbors locations represent experiences in categories […]

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Five-Year University Study Sheds Light On Farm Workers’ Challenges And Potential Solutions

The University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health and the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work have released the results of a five-year study into health and safety of workers at Thoroughbred operations. Researchers spoke to farm workers and management, administering a number of surveys to learn more about the workers’ experience, injury histories, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Horse Country’ Is Calling

If you’re thinking of coming to Lexington for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Kentucky Derby or a day of racing at Keeneland, why not add in some time for one of the most unique sightseeing excursions you’ll ever experience? Starting this year, the public can get an insider’s glimpse behind the fences and gates of […]

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Zoetis Presents Bloodlines: Taking In The Breeders’ Cup And The Farms

One important part of the Breeders’ Cup takes place off the racecourse. Especially when the races are in Kentucky, breeders from around the country and around the world have the opportunity to engage with horses and breeders. Some of the most eminent farms and breeders in the region open their operations to visitors and take […]

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Breeders’ Cup presents Fresh Faces: ‘A Youthful Energy’

Gus Koch is the director of Shawhan Place, a full service Thoroughbred farm in Paris, Ky., where he works alongside brothers Matthew and Charles.  Koch is the son of longtime Claiborne Farm manager Gus Koch, who was recognized in 2004 as Farm Manager of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club. The younger […]

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Chilean Company Buys Vinery Kentucky

Vinery Ltd., the 440-acre Lexington, Ky., Thoroughbred farm and stallion station owned by Tommy Simon and put on the real estate market in August 2012, has been sold. The buyer is Don Alberto Corp., a division of the Chilean-based Bethia Holdings, a diversified company that owns Haras Don Alberto, a major Thoroughbred operation established in […]

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New Stonewall Owner Has Passion for Horse Business

Jose Luis Espinoza, the new owner of a horse farm in Midway, Ky., renamed Stonewall Dominion – formerly Stonewall Farm under the ownership of Richard and Audrey Haisfield and before that as E.K. Gaylord II’s Gaillardia Farm – is no stranger to the horse business, though he may be a newcomer to Kentucky. Espinoza’s Stonewall […]

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Vinery, Millennium Announce New Partnership

Tom Simon’s Vinery Sales will now partner with Ro Parra’s Millennium Farms. The expanded sales division will be managed by Derek MacKenzie, the director of public sales at Vinery Sales. It will combine the current sales division at Millennium Farms with Vinery’s existing customer base. Vinery Sales will be active at all bloodstock auctions in […]

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