kentucky horse industry

Kentucky Equine Education Project To Highlight Horse Industry During KEEP Day In Frankfort

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) is hosting its third annual KEEP Day in Frankfort on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. KEEP Day in Frankfort provides KEEP grassroots members, industry leaders and horse breed associations an opportunity to share with state legislators the importance of horses to their districts and to the state’s economy. The event will take place from 10:30 AM […]

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Thayer: Sports Betting Bill On The Horizon In Kentucky

Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer expects a sports gambling bill to be introduced during the next legislative session early in 2019. Thayer laid out the likely plans during Thursday’s symposium on sports betting at Keeneland. He said a sports betting bill would need to include guaranteed subsidies for the racing and breeding industries, horsemen […]

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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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Horse Park’s Hopkins Elected President of Kentucky Horse Council

The Kentucky Horse Council elected a new President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary at its July 14 Board Meeting. The elections include Kathy Hopkins – President, Erin Woodall – Vice President, Becky Cox – Treasurer, and Madelyn Millard – Secretary. Kathy Hopkins is the Director of Equine Operations at Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park. Kathy oversees such diverse […]

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KEEP Celebrates 10 Years of Enhancing Equine Interests in Kentucky

Ten years ago, a group of concerned Kentucky horsemen formed a coalition to improve the economics of the state’s signature horse industry.  Designed to represent all equine breeds and disciplines, the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) was founded this week in May, 2004. Since its inception, KEEP has been the driving force for numerous horse […]

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Report: KY Equine Industry Has $3B Economic Impact on State

Kentucky’s equine industry had a total economic impact of almost $3 billion and generated 40,665 jobs in 2012, according to the Kentucky Equine Survey completed by the University of Kentucky. The report also stated that the industry generated $134 million in taxes to Kentucky. The report’s executive summary is available here and the complete final report […]

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KY Horse Park Going Strong – ‘Not Just for Horses Anymore’

Business has been booming of late at the Kentucky Horse Park, and the future certainly looks bright for the longtime tourist destination. One of the top equine venues in not only the country, but in the world, in regards to hosting events such as the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event or the Alltech FEI World Equestrian […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Kentucky’s Horse Power

Did you know there are a lot of horses in Kentucky? It seems such a silly question, like asking about peaches in Georgia or corn in Iowa.   But there’s great value in understanding the details and economic impact of a state’s key industry, even if the broad conclusion appears obvious. This week, researchers unveiled […]

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Padua Stables’ Kentucky farm sold to Brazil’s Borges Torrealba family for $9 million

The Sanan family’s Padua Stables has sold its Kentucky farm on Old Frankfort Pike near Lexington, Satish Sanan told the Paulick Report. The Borges Torrealba family of Brazil, who recently invested in Robert and Blythe Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm, which managed the Padua property for the Sanan family, is the new owner. “Robert called a […]

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