horse owners

NTRA To Host Webinar Feb. 21 On Key Tax Issues For Horse, Farm Owners

Dean Dorton, one of the largest CPA firms based in Kentucky and supporting partner of the 48th Annual Eclipse Awards, is teaming with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) to host a webinar February 21 focusing on key federal tax reform items for horse and farm owners. Based in Lexington, Ky, Dean Dorton provides audit, accounting, tax, healthcare consulting, litigation support, business valuation, technology consulting services and many […]

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Little Red Feather Presents Partners In Racing: Five Questions With Rick Gold

Rick Gold is a retired Silicon Valley entrepreneur, executive and investor who co-founded four high-tech companies and most recently served as the CEO of CalAmp Corp.  He has extensive experience with board governance, having served on the boards of 20 organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  A Cornell University graduate, he received an […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: All In Good Time For ‘Old-Time Guy’ Hofmans

For Thoroughbred owners, patience is more than a virtue. It’s almost a prerequisite. Susan Osborne of Glendale, Calif., has been in racing for half a century and she’s had horses with trainer David Hofmans for almost a third of that time. On Saturday, she enjoyed her greatest racing triumph when Melatonin carried her Tarabilla Farm […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: An Owner With A Flair For ‘Drama’

Even before Sheer Drama’s victory in last Saturday’s $750,000 Delaware Handicap, the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare’s owner and breeder, Harold L. Queen, was looking ahead to the Grade 1 Personal Ensign Handicap at Saratoga on Aug. 29. “That’s one of those Win and You’re In races,” Queen said. “Breeders’ Cup pays all the entry fees ($60,000 […]

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Former Racehorse Part Of Ugly Bobby Flay Divorce

The divorce proceedings between Thoroughbred owner Bobby Flay and his actress wife, Stephanie March, have been contentious and public. The latest accusations to fly: March alleges that Flay bought her a racehorse in 2009, then kept all the winnings and the proceeds from the mare’s sale in 2011. According to reports, Flay admits buying Dad’s […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Crafting A Winning Philosophy

The philosophy at Stoneway Farm in LaGrange, Ky., is that if you’re breeding the product, you better believe in it. And if you believe in it, you should take the time required to protect your investment. It’s a philosophy honed over the past 16 years by owner Jim Stone and his business and life partner, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: A Lifetime Of Devotion

Gil Moutray’s passion for Thoroughbreds dates back decades to his childhood, although if his father had his way, things might have stopped there. “My grandfather had ‘sulky horses,’ as we called them back in the old days, he loved horses,” said Moutray, a lifelong resident of Carlsbad, N.M.  “My dad didn’t really want me to […]

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TOBA Launches Concierge Service To Enhance Ownership Experience

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association today announced a partnership with Fasig-Tipton to serve Thoroughbred owners through a new concierge service. The TOBA Owners Concierge will serve as a liaison between horse owners and participating racetracks in addition to facilitating relations with the extended racing community. It will also provide concise information in an easily accessible format […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Growing Grapes And Winners

Growing up on a ranch in Bakersfield, Calif., in the 1960’s, Kosta Hronis and his brother Pete never dreaded the frequent two-hour drive to visit their grandparents. After all, they lived five blocks from Santa Anita Park, where in hindsight, Kosta became a racetrack lifer at the tender age of five. “We were always the […]

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States Should Follow California’s Crackdown On ‘Program Trainers’

The California Horse Racing Board took an important step last week to try and clean up the scourge of the “program” or “paper” trainer. By definition, a program trainer is the person whose name is listed on the official track program in connection with a horse who has been in the care of someone else, […]

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