horse ownership

View From The Eighth Pole: The Irrational Exuberance Of Ahmed Zayat

For many, a horse racing stable is a business. As most Thoroughbred owners know, however, it’s not a business that anyone should count on being profitable. A quick look at the math: In 2018, according to The Jockey Club Fact Book, 46,144 starters competed for about $1.1 billion in purses. The average earnings per starter […]

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Churchill Downs Racing Club Offering Members A Buy-In On Lukas-Trained 2-Year-Old

A few spots remain to join the excitement of Thoroughbred racehorse ownership this spring with an unraced 2-year-old – the latest addition to the popular Churchill Downs Racing Club stable. The Churchill Downs Racing Club, which was inaugurated in the spring of 2016, again will give 200 people a low-cost pathway to introduce and experience the excitement […]

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New Owners Celebrate First Trip To Indiana Grand Winner’s Circle

To most, the fourth race of the day at Indiana Grand was a regular claiming event, but for three individuals, the race was one that they will never forget. Joni Patterson, Richard Hyde and Don Kehrt earned their first win as new Thoroughbred owners at Indiana Grand. The trio of owners had the opportunity to […]

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Moquett To Discuss Racing Club At March 31 ‘Dawn At Oaklawn’

Oaklawn Park is giving race fans the chance to experience Thoroughbred ownership in a low-risk, low-cost fashion with the Oaklawn Racing Club. The Racing Club will offer up to 200 shares at $500 each in a horse that will be purchased privately and trained by multiple stakes-winning Oaklawn trainer and native Arkansan Ron Moquett. Moquett, […]

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TOC To Live Stream Tax Seminar For Horse Owners Feb. 10

Thoroughbred Owners of California will present its first-ever live streamed tax seminar on Saturday, Feb. 10. Participants will be able to join the seminar from anywhere via live streaming on their computer, smart phone or other wi-fi enabled device. Or they may simply call in using a telephone conference call number. Topics to be covered […]

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Little Red Feather Presents Partners In Racing: Five Questions With Craig Bernick

Craig Bernick is the president and CEO of Glen Hill Farm in Ocala, Fla., where he took over for his grandfather, the late Leonard Lavin, at the young age of 28 in 2008. Craig grew up in Chicago, is a graduate of Tulane University and is currently on the boards of Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ […]

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Checklist: Organization, Safety, Collaboration With Vet Critical To Preventative Care

Now that foaling season has come to an end and many Thoroughbred managers can catch their breath, early summer is a great time to reassess horse care routines and record-keeping. Dr. Anna O’Brien compiled a list of “horse health hacks” for Horse Illustrated that can apply to any operation, large or small. A sampling of O’Brien’s suggestions […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Rome Shares Pain Of Losing ‘Horse Of A Lifetime’

Those who have dealt with the loss of a horse know all too well how utterly devastating it can be. It is life-changing in the cruelest of ways. Your world comes crashing down around you, especially when the loss is sudden and unexpected, and it takes time to pick up the pieces and move forward, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Vincent Viola Mixes Business Sense, Passion

Vincent Viola didn’t get on the Forbes 400 list by being one-dimensional. The self-made e-trading mogul believes that both business and sports come down to an artful balance of a black-and-white plan — and zeal. It’s an approach that has worked for him in the stock market and on the racetrack. The son of a […]

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