Vote for the 2017 KTFMC Officers and Board Members

2017 Officers & Directors Ballot

Cast your vote by November 4th, 2016

Paper Ballots must be mailed or faxed. Fax (502) 867-1723 or mail to:
KTFMC / 1005 Richmond Road / Lexington, KY 40502
No Phone calls or e-mails will be counted. One vote per member.
Deadline is 5 PM Friday November 4th. Ballots faxed or postmarked after 11/04/16 will not be counted. Make sure to vote early.
Winners will be announced at the KTFMC December Dinner Dance.

Sergeant at Arms:
Board Members (select 3):*
Member's Name:*
Member's E-mail:*


Next Membership Meeting: Dr. Brian D. Nielsen

Next Membership Meeting, October 11th at Copper Roux

Dr. Brian D. Nielsen

Critical factors influencing equine skeletal strength:  

What research has shown us

Dr. Brian D. Nielsen completed his undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and received both his M.S. and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.  He currently is a professor of Equine Exercise Physiology in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University where he has a teaching and research appointment.  Dr. Nielsen has authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers and nearly 200 book chapters, conference papers, and abstracts, and has secured $1.5 million in research funding.  In addition, he has often been invited to speak to various audiences having given 39 invited international talks in countries such as Austria, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Norway, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates.  He also has given dozens of invited talks at national meetings and 57 invited talks within the state of Michigan.  He frequently writes articles for popular press publications such as the Thoroughbred Times, Speedhorse, and the American Quarter Horse Racing Journal. He is an active member of the American Society of Animal Science, the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, and served as the President of the Equine Science Society – an organization that presented him with the “Outstanding Young Equine Professional Award” in 2001.  Additionally, he was awarded the “Outstanding Teacher Award” at the Midwest Section of the American Society of Animal Science and the American Dairy Science Association in 2005 and the “Equine Science Award” by the American Society of Animal Science and Equine Science Society in 2010.  Besides being on the editorial board for the Journal of Animal Science, The Professional Animal Scientist, and the international journal Comparative Exercise Physiology, he is a Diplomat in the American College of Animal Nutritionists and served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Nutrient Requirements of Horses.

• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. October 9th, 2016.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating very limited.
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. at Copper Roux
• Dinner begins at 7:00 P.M.
• Cash, Check and Credit Card payments accepted at the door.
• Please list names of all attendees when making reservations.
• Do NOT RSVP by  Email,  follow the appropriate link below to guarantee your RSVP will be received.


5K Registration Reminder

KTFMC 5K Registration

Sign up at:

Registration ends September 15, 2016 at 11:59pm EDT

Registration Fee: $25

Logo 2Join us Saturday, October 1, 2016 for the inaugural Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager’s 5k, presented by Vetoquinol.

We are excited to announce that our host farm this year is scenic Ashford Stud, the home of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah! Walkers, trotters, gallopers, and sprinters of all ages are welcome, but please leave your four-legged friends at home. Most of the race will be run on paved farm roads and there is a lovely, short section of turf on the course.

Participants receive a long-sleeved, dri-fit shirt and goodie bag. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers of each age group and overall male and female winners will receive an engraved julep cup. Packet pick-up will be on Monday, September 26th between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm  at the Blue Stallion Brewing Co..  10% of all proceeds will go to the life adventure center. Please note that there will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. You can pick up your race packet the morning of the race, but we strongly suggest you pick it up on Thursday, if possible.

Race proceeds will benefit the Life Adventure Center in Versailles, which provides programs and camps for military veterans with PTSD, and their families. If you are on limited turn out or are retired from racing, you can still help by volunteering on race day, so please sign up! Hope to see you there!


Next Membership Meeting:

Veterinarian Panel

Deborah L. Spike-Pierce, DVM

W. True Baker, DVM, DACVS

Jeffrey T. Berk, VMD

September 7th, 2016 at
• Registration closes September 4th, 2015 at 5:00 pm
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating is limited to cancellations only.
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. in the dining room at Fasig-Tipton
• Dinner begins at 7:00 P.M.
• Cash, Check and Credit Card payments accepted at the door.
• Please list names of all attendees when making reservations.
• Do NOT RSVP by Email, follow the appropriate link below to guarantee your RSVP will be received.

July Membership Meeting: Bill Oppenheim

Next Membership Meeting:

Bill Oppenheim

July 13th, 2016 at Copper Roux

Bill oppenheimBILL OPPENHEIM was born August 7, 1949, in Kansas City, Missouri. He grew up in Kansas, and graduated with B.A. (1971) and M.A. (1974) degrees in English from his hometown Wichita State University. He has worked professionally in the thoroughbred business ever since, as a journalist, market analyst, and consultant. He worked in New Zealand as a journalist for the INL Print stable of publications in 1974-75, and in Louisiana, as the editor of the bimonthly Louisiana Horse magazine from 1976-79. In 1978 he started the twice-monthly newsletter Racing Update with his then-employer, the late Jack Lohman, and he moved to Lexington, Kentucky, as the publication’s Editor and Publisher in 1979. During the first Golden Age of Thoroughbred Breeding (1978-1985), Racing Update, which took no advertising (imagine that today!) and existed entirely by subscription, and Oppenheim became known as the independent analysts used by industry professionals. During that time they originated the APEX method of stallion ratings; took over and developed Catalog Update, the forerunner of today’s sales supplement books; and originated Barn Order lists, which are now included in most sales catalogs, as well as many other analytical innovations.

In 1993 Bill moved to Scotland with his wife, Lou, a British native, and he sold Racing Update in 1995. Since 2000 he has been a weekly columnist (usually on Wednesdays) for the industry’s leading internet daily, Thoroughbred Daily News, for which he has now written over 500 columns and counting. Bill has also worked as a consultant to horse operations for over thirty years. His private matings consultancy clients have bred 13 Classic winners since 1992, including two winners of the G1 Epsom Derby and two winners of the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, and he has also done consulting work for sales companies, industry and trade organizations, and many other industry professionals. In 2008 he was elected as a Member of the Breeders’ Cup ‘big board’, and he served on the Breeders’ Cup Racing and Nominations subcommittee which helped originate its International Stallion Nominations program in 2011.

2016 KTFMC Golf Scramble

24th Annual Challenge Cup Scramble

Greetings and welcome to the 24th renewal of the Challenge Cup Golf Scramble. This year our event will be held on June 21, 2016 at The University Club. Registration will begin at 11:00 AM and we will tee-off at 12:00 PM. For those of you returning, you know how much fun this event is. For those new to the scramble, we hope you too have fun on the course and know that you are also contributing to a worthy cause.

This year the proceeds from the scramble will primarily benefit the Kentucky Equine Management Internship program (KEMI), as well as, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF). The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club is grateful for your continued support and looks forward to raising additional funds for these wonderful programs.

This is your invitation to participate in the Challenge Cup Golf Scramble as a Corporate Sponsor, Hole Sponsor, and four person team. As a reminder, all four person teams will be required to have an A, B, C and D player on their teams. This year we will once again be allowing the entry of individuals. Individuals electing to enter as such, will be placed on a team upon arrival at the Challenge. In addition to our regular sponsorships, we would like to remind everyone that we are open to new sponsorship ideas, and also have room in our goodie bags for items. Attached you will find a link directing you to the appropriate forms and we can also be reached at

This year, teams will be provided with a boxed lunch at the start and a BBQ cookout during the awards ceremony. Snacks and beverages will also be readily available throughout the course.

Prizes will be awarded to teams from each course for first thru third. Once again this year, we will have a playoff between the first place teams from each course to crown an overall champion. In addition to prizes, the champions will also have their name engraved upon the perpetual trophy. For the third consecutive year, corporate sponsors will be eligible for a prize only for them, and will be randomly drawn during the awards ceremony.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to another wonderful year on the course, raising money for two very deserving causes!

  • Box lunch will be provided in the carts, and a barbecue dinner will follow the golf scramble. Beer, water, and soft drinks will be provided on the course, please do not bring your own.
  • There will be a first, second and third place team winner for both courses and an overall champion team decided by a one hole playoff between the first place team from each course.
  • The team closest to the pin and team with the longest drive will also be awarded prizes.
  • Dress Code: All guests must wear appropriate golf attire. This would exclude items such as cut-off, tanks, t-shirts, and jeans.
  • Teams should have an A,B,C, and D level player. A minimum of two drives per player must be used during the 18 holes of play. Teams are formed without KTFMC input, but individual entries will be placed on a team that is not full by our Golf Scramble committee members.


Corporate Sponsor:

For the $1,200 corporate sponsorship fee you will receive:

  • One four player team
  • Signage at the event
  • Recognition in the 2014 KTFMC membership directory
  • Box lunches
  • Barbeque Dinner
  • Entry into a raffle restricted to corporate sponsors
  • Goody Bag for Each Player

Team Entry:

For the $400 team entry fee you will receive:

  • One four player team
  • Box lunches
  • Barbeque Dinner
  • Goody Bag for each Player

Hole Sponsor:

For the $250 hole sponsor fee you will receive:

  • Signage and/or representation at a golf hole during the KTFMC Challenge Cup.

Individual Entry:

For the $100 individual entry fee you will receive:

  • An individual spot on a team to be determined by the KTFMC Challenge Cup Committee
  • A Box lunch
  • Barbeque Dinner
  • A Goody Bag

If you would have questions, have something to include in the Goody Bags or you want to do something extra, please email our Golf Scramble Committee at

2016 KTFMC Trail Ride & Picnic

The “Don Snellings” Trail Ride
KTFMC Summer Picnic

Save the Date
When: June 5th, 2016
Where: The Life adventure Center
570 Milner Rd, Versailles, Kentucky 40383

 Trail Ride:      All  riders are $10
Picnic:      Adults $5 / Kids are Free

     The Life Adventure Center (LAC) in Versailles is part of the largest wooded area in Woodford County and has miles of trails for every type of rider. After the ride  join in a BBQ picnic cooked by Thin Blue Smoke BBQ. During the picnic LAC will open their climbing wall and zip lines wall for the KTFMC! Along with a hay ride, bouncy house and a possible kickball rematch, there will plenty of fun for all ages!

Ride Registration

Trail Ride

2:30 – 5:30
Picnic & Family Activities
Zip Lines, Climbing Wall, Hay Ride, Bouncy House & Games!

Things to Know:

  • To Participate in activities at Life Adventure Center you must turn in a completed Consent Form. They will have them on site to fill out or you can click here and download the form now.
  • Zip line participants must be at least 9 years old and fit securely into the harness to be allowed to participate. They must also be able to complete a 30 foot climb.  Staff will make the determination on site for those in question.
  • The Club is providing the same fabulous pulled meat and cowboy baked beans and potato salad as last year along with water and soft drinks. You are welcome to bring what you want to contribute!
  • The words “kickball” and “rematch” have been tossed out there, so make sure you are dressed for any activity that you may join in!

For more details about Life Adventure center visit their
Website  or their Facebook Page.

Register Here