Recent News for Business Management

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Mine That Bird's Registration Papers Reported Stolen

June 03, 2009

Trainer Chip Woolley Jr., who trains Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, woke up the morning of June 2 to find his truck had been broken into at the Louisville hotel where he was staying. The registration papers for Mine That Bird were missing... Read More

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Horse and Farm Insurance

May 01, 2009

Choose a knowledgeable insurance agent with a reputable company that understands horses and the horse industry... Read More

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Deadbeat Horse Boarders Addressed by Kentucky Law

April 17, 2009

Horse owners who fail to pay boarding fees can and do create real hardship for farm owners. Legislation was recently signed into law that will dramatically improve the outlook for boarding operations left in the lurch by non-paying horse owners.... Read More

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AAEP 2008: Performance Horse Forum

April 08, 2009

In a year that saw increased public scrutiny of equine welfare and medication issues both on the track and in the competition field, veterinarians at the 2008 Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in San... Read More

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Bankruptcy: Can I Keep My Horse?

April 02, 2009

What happens to the horses if their owner declares bankruptcy? ... Read More

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Competent Horse Care

April 01, 2009

Timely deworming, immunizations, and farrier work are only part of the equation. Ongoing observation is required to ensure your horse is properly fed and cared for.... Read More

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Stimulus Act Could Impact Horse Industry

February 27, 2009

The 2009 Stimulus Act signed into law by President Barack Obama contains provisions that impact the horse industry, the American Horse Council said in a Feb. 24 memorandum.

The measure contains the bigger write-off for horses and other... Read More

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Adoption Programs to Brand Horses

February 26, 2009

ReRun, the Thoroughbred adoption program headquartered in New Jersey, will be freeze branding its horses to protect them from getting into the wrong hands. Joining ReRun in this initiative is Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) and Mylestone... Read More

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Sale Reports Five Violations of New Riding Crop Rule

February 24, 2009

The set of uniform policies developed by four major Thoroughbred auction firms--Barretts, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, and the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS)--took effect beginning with the OBS February select sale of 2-year-olds in training Feb. 1... Read More

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California Veterinary Tax Removed from Budget

February 24, 2009

After a three-month battle, the California state legislature last week approved the final 2009-2010 budget, sans a proposed veterinary tax. The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) conducted a letter and call-in campaign to stop the... Read More

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Kentucky Bills Boost Barn Operators, Rescues

February 20, 2009

Kentucky's House Agriculture and Small Business Committee last week approved two bills intended to help boarding barn operators and horse rescues cope with the negative economy.

Sponsored by Rep. Dwight Butler, HR 418 expands local... Read More

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For the Record: Taxes and Recordkeeping

February 01, 2009

Tame that wild pile of unorganized paperwork throughout the year to optimize the horse and farm ownership experience.

Editor's Note: This article provides general information only, and readers should consult with a... Read More

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Employment and Immigration

February 01, 2009

Keep necessary documentation and use personnel best management practices when hiring immigrant laborers.... Read More

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Horse Licensing Bill Scrapped after Protest

January 29, 2009

A New Hampshire lawmaker scrapped mandatory horse licensing legislation after angry horse owners protested the measure on grounds that it would be financially burdensome.

The bill, HB 427, required owners to obtain licenses for each of thei... Read More

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Horse Council Offers Tax Tips

January 27, 2009

The American Horse Council (AHC) is offering extensive tax information that can influence your equine business tax returns. For 40 years, the American Horse Council has provided the horse industry with tax information through the "Tax Bulletin,"... Read More

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Weather, Economy Hit Utah Mustang Sale

January 26, 2009

A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) official credited wintry weather and the high costs of horsekeeping for lackluster results at a Jan. 24 Wild Horse and Burro sale in Delta, Utah. Of the 320 Spanish Mustangs offered from Utah's Sulphur Herd... Read More

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White Colt Sold at Keeneland to Return to Breeder

January 19, 2009

White Prince, whose $60,000 price topped the fifth session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages auction in Lexington Jan. 16, did not go to a new home. The transaction was... Read More

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Keeneland Sale Final Gross Down 53.4%

January 18, 2009

The final results of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington were sobering, with setbacks of 53.4% in gross revenue, 48% in average price, and 44.1% in median price from a year ago. But they weren't anything new to the people... Read More

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Lady Finds a Home: 50th Thoroughbred Adopted Through TheHorse.com Service

January 15, 2009

TheHorse.com recently got word that a Thoroughbred formerly en route to slaughter had found a home via TheHorse.com's Thoroughbred Adoption Services, sponsored by Gainesway Farm. She was the 50th Thoroughbred to be placed through the service. Read More

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Downward Spiral Continues at Keeneland Sale

January 14, 2009

The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale continued its scary downward spiral during the second session of its six-day run in Lexington. The gross revenue Jan. 13 dropped 66.2% from a year ago while the average price fell 61.6%. The median... Read More

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Keeneland Thoroughbred Sale Opening Down 45.9%

January 13, 2009

The results were grim, but not surprising, as Keeneland opened its January horses of all ages sale in Lexington during a time of worldwide economic downturns. The gross revenue Jan. 12 plummeted 44% from the auction's first session in 2008 while... Read More

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45 Horses Find New Homes Via TheHorse.com Service

January 09, 2009

Launched in November 2008, TheHorse.com's Thoroughbred Adoption Service has now coordinated new homes for 45 horses. See a list of horses placed.  

"I’m extremely... Read More

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British Thoroughbred Sale Tattersalls Down 51%

December 05, 2008

Tattersalls' December sale ended quietly in England with a breeding stock session in which a 3-year-old colt, sold as a jumping prospect, topped trade at 65,000 guineas. The other figures for Dec. 4 were 139 horses sold, a gross of 656,650... Read More

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California Vet Service Tax Fails; Might Resurface

December 03, 2008

Last week, the California State Senate and Assembly rejected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to balance the budget, which included the addition of a sales tax to veterinary... Read More

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Sale of Interest in Curlin Rejected

December 01, 2008

A Kentucky state judge has denied the private bid by majority owner Stonestreet Stables for the minority interest in reigning Horse of the Year Curlin, ordering the pertinent parties to work out their differences on their own.

Franklin... Read More