Help the TRF reach their goal!!

The club was forwarded this email today and thought it would be great to pass this along!!

Hi, everyone,

You may have heard the great news that TRF friend and supporter Amy Tarrant of Hardacre Farm has issued a $100,000 matching challenge. Any gift made to the TRF between now and December 31, up to a total of $100,000, will be matched by Amy.

Please let your friends, family, and colleagues know of this wonderful opportunity to double their dollars. If you have the opportunity to connect with other TRF donors, please be sure to mention it. Gifts directed to your program will also be doubled, so please feel free to ask people to make gifts directed to your farm.

We have publicized this in recent e-mails, but the full roll out will be with our fall edition of ReNews that should hit mailboxes in the next week. It will include a cover letter asking people to participate. We will follow up with a year-end mailing, as well. Please also don’t forget to remind people that horse sponsorship and TRF merchandise are great holiday gifts.

Thanks for your help and all good wishes for a relaxing, bountiful Thanksgiving.

Best,
Linda

Linda J. Passaretti
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
Director of Development
PO Box 834 | 10 Lake Avenue (shipping)
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 226-0028, x101 | (518) 461-9159 | www.trfinc.org
linda@thoroughbredretirement.org

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Vote in the 2015 Officers & Directors Election

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Free Thanksgiving Meal for Thoroughbred Farm Employees

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Next Membership Meeting – 11/19/14

Next Membership Meeting

November 19th, 2014 at the Red Mile Clubhouse

Barry A. Ball, D.V.M.

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Barry BallDr. Ball received his D.V.M. degree from the University of Georgia in 1981.  After spending time in private practice, he completed a residency at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida in the specialty of clinical reproduction.  Subsequently, he completed his graduate training at Cornell University where his doctoral research examined aspects of early embryonic loss in mares.  He was a member of the faculty in Clinical Sciences at Cornell University from 1987 – 1996.  In 1996, he was appointed as the first John P. Hughes Endowed Chair in Equine Reproduction at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis.  In 2010, he was appointed as the first Albert Clay Endowed Chair in Equine Reproduction at the Gluck Equine Research Center, Lexington, KY.  Dr. Ball’s current research emphasis is directed toward reproductive endocrinology and pregnancy loss in mares.

Dr. Ball is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists.  He has received numerous awards related to his research and teaching in equine reproduction including the SmithKline Beecham Award for Research Excellence from Cornell University, the Excellence in Equine Research Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Schering-Plough Award for Outstanding Research in Equine Reproduction from the World Equine Veterinary Association, the Carl Norden – Pfizer Distinguished Teacher award from the School of Veterinary Medicine, UC-Davis and Theriogenologist of the Year from the American College of Theriogenologists.  Dr. Ball completed a sabbatical leave as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at the University of Cambridge and the Equine Fertility Unit in Newmarket during 2004-05.  He serves on the International Equine Reproduction Symposium Committee and Trust as well as the Theriogenology Foundation Board, and he is currently president of the American College of Theriogenologists.

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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. November 16th, 2014.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating limited.
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. at Red Mile.
• Dinner begins at 6:45 P.M.
• Cash, Check and Credit Card payments accepted at the door.
• Please list names of all attendees when making reservations.

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To register for this meeting select your payment preference:


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Next Membership Meeting

October 8th, 2014 at the Red Mile Clubhouse

Trainers Panel

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Michael Lauer, Wesley Ward and Philip & Victoria Oliver

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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. October 6th, 2014.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating limited.
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. at Red Mile.
• Dinner begins at 6:45 P.M.
• Cash, Check and Credit Card payments accepted at the door.
• Please list names of all attendees when making reservations.

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To register for this meeting select your payment preference:


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“Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year Award”

For Immediate Release:

“Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year Award”

Effective September 2014, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club Farm Manager of the Year Award has been renamed the Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year Award in honor of life member, 1968 President and 1979 Farm Manager of the Year, Ted Bates. Ted is the permanent committee chairman for the annual selection committee for this award which is made up of the past and current Farm Managers of the Year and the past and current KTFMC Presidents along with Ted.

Ted, born Theodore Bright Bates in 1923 in Carrollton, Kentucky comes from a farming background that includes his grandfather, Newton Bright, who served several terms in the Kentucky Senate and then was elected Commissioner of Agriculture. As a boy, Ted moved from Carrollton to Eminence where his grandfather’s farms were located and where his father, Theodore W. Bates, began his law career in nearby New Castle. Ted later moved with his family to Louisville and graduated from Louisville Male High School. Ted always considered Eminence “home” and moved back there after high school where he spent a lot of time with his grandparents working on their farms as well as others in the area. Ted eventually continued his education at the University of Kentucky where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture.

Ted’s first job in the Thoroughbred industry was at Coldstream Farm under farm manager, Charlie Kenney. Charlie also happened to have a foreman working for him by the name of Melvin Cinnamon who Ted developed a lifelong friendship with. Ted said, “Mr. Kenney taught me the horse business, and Melvin Cinnamon taught me horse husbandry.” Not able to afford marriage on his salary at Coldstream, Ted became the assistant county extension agent for Shelby County and shortly thereafter married his wife, Evelyn Nash.

In 1956 Melvin Cinnamon convinced Ted to become his assistant manager at Maine Chance Farm owned by Elizabeth Arden Graham. Not an easy lady to work for, Melvin Cinnamon, taking Ted with him, moved to Calumet in 1958 for Mrs. Gene Markey after her manager, Mr. Paul Eblehardt, was struck by lightning while playing golf and never completely recovered. In a career there lasting five years, Ted worked with a great roster of stallions headed by the premiere sire, Bull Lea. Ted’s favorite horse while at Calumet was Triple Crown Champion Citation who impressed him with his speed, determination and intelligence.

While managing Foxtail Farm on Keene Road in Nicholasville, Fasig-Tipton approached Ted about bringing that sales company back to Kentucky and hired him as general manager in 1970. After a breeding stock and mixed sale the first few years, the decision was made to have a yearling sale in 1974. Fasig-Tipton had lost its lease at the Thoroughbred Training Center and leased Henry Alexander’s farm on the Old Frankfort Pike where two barns were built for their first yearling sale. Out of that first July Sale of forty-eight yearlings came Derby and Belmont winner, Bold Forbes, and Preakness winner, Elocutionist. The next year Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew came out of the Fasig-Tipton July Sale and Fasig-Tipton was firmly established as an auction house once again in Central Kentucky.

Feeling an orientation towards the farm, Ted left Fasig-Tipton in 1978 and worked as manager of Wimbledon Farm for Hilary Boone for four years and then served a brief stint with BKY farm. After this he served in an advisory capacity for Paul Miller and Kermit Blackburn. When Elmer Whitaker had a dispersal of his stock, Ted moved onto a tract of Bwamazon Farm on the Paris Pike where he started and maintained his own breeding, boarding, breaking and sales operation under the banner of Ted Bates Farm for more than twenty-two years. Probably one of his favorite runners during this time was a filly named Miss Landy who was named for one of Ted’s best clients over the years, Ms. Landy Armstrong, a New Jersey lady who bred and raced the dam of Miss Landy, the stakes winning mare All the Vees. When she died, Ted bought All the Vees from her estate and continued to keep her there and breed her.

Ted has been the recipient of many honors and has held many offices over the years in addition to being a Past President, Farm Manager of the Year and permanent member of the Farm Manager of the Year selection committee for the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club. He has served as a trustee for the University of Kentucky and is a past president of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Fasig-Tipton and is currently a Director Emeritus of Fasig –Tipton. He has also served as the 1976-77 President of the Thoroughbred Club of America. Ted is the 2013 recipient of the TOBA Hardboot Breeders Award which pays tribute to distinctive but unsung breeders that help make up the backbone of the Thoroughbred industry. He is also the father of Ted Bates, a vice president at Hilliard Lyons in Lexington, and Eve Bates Greathouse, a Scott County resident.

It is with great admiration, respect and gratitude for you and your service that the Club renames the Thoroughbred Farm Manager of the Year award in your honor. By proclamation of the officers and board of directors of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club, it shall henceforth be known as the “Ted Bates Thoroughbred Farm Manager of the Year Award”.

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2014 Dinner Dance Reservations

Join us for the

2014 Annual Dinner Dance

Honoring

B.G. “Scooter” Hughes
2014 Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year

Scooter1When:
Friday, September 26th, 2014

Where:
The Red Mile – Round Barn

Time:
Cocktail Hour begins at 6 PM
The Dinner Dance begins at 7:30 PM.

Price:
Individual Seats – $45.oo / Table (8 seats) – $315.00

 

Click Here to Reserve your seats today!

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2014 Trail Ride

2014 KTFMC Annual Trail Ride

When:
Sunday, September 28th
Where:
Shaker Village
Cost:
$ 15.00 per rider
Details:
Sign in at 11:30 am at Shaker Stables
Ride begins at 12:00 pm

Lunch will be supplied by Shaker Village at the end of the ride.

The ride is approximately two hours and non-riders are invited to join the fun…
(Feel free to stay longer)

Please RSVP. By September 21, 2014

For more information email
Gus Koch & Kristen Goncharoff – trailride@ktfmc.org

**Current Coggins and Health Certificate are required to ride.**

Click here to download Shaker Village Trail Map.

Directions to Shaker Village:

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region near Harrodsburg, Kentucky, less than 30 miles from Lexington.

Address
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330

Click herefor Mapquest driving directions.

GPS Coordinates:
37 degrees 48.977N
084 degrees 44.419W

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2015 Directory Advertising

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Greetings!

On behalf of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club, we would like to invite you to participate as an advertiser in the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club 2015 Membership Directory, the leading reference book for Kentucky’s Horse Industry. The Directory – and your advertisement inside – will be referred to all year long by owners, agents, and managers.  It gives you continuous exposure for a full calendar year at a single production fee that is less expensive that a one time advertisement in a weekly publication!

In one convenient book, The Directory includes all active 2014 Farm Managers, and a Farm Index for all the counties in the Bluegrass Region, complete with contact names, addresses, telephone, fax, services offered, e-mail and website. In addition, there are Reference Maps, a Stallion Index, a Service and Products Index, an Advertiser’s Index, and a Calendar with race meets and sales entry deadlines & dates. This complete reference book is the most cost-effective way to get your message to the people who buy your products and use your services.  It is a main source of funding for the KTFMC Benevolent Giving Fund and your participation allows the Club to help secure the future of our Industry.

Reserve your space now! Distribution will be mid-February, 2015 with approximately 2,500 copies distributed not only locally, but also to various states and countries involved in the Equine Industry.  A contract is enclosed for your convenience; please sign and return the original today via mail, email at ads@ktfmc.org, or fax (502) 867-1723

Space Reservations will close September 3rd, 2014.

Download the 2015 directory advertising contract here!

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Scooter Hughes named the 2014 “Ted Bates” Farm Manager of the Year

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B.G. “Scooter” Hughes has been named 2014 Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club, the organization announced Monday.

“It’s very nice to be recognized by people you work with,” said Hughes. “I was pretty shocked, actually. I had no inkling that I was even in the running for it, so when they told me it was a very good surprise.

“A lot of my friends have been farm managers of the year and I never thought that I’d be one. It’s a great honor.”

Hughes trains a few dozen horses at The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, where his most recent star was Rahystrada. Hughes grew up in the Thoroughbred business, spending his childhood at Greentree and Forest Retreat Farms. He credits his mother, Ruth, with inspiring his interest in young horses through her work riding and conditioning young horses on the farm. Hughes’ father Gail was awarded the Farm Manager of the Year title in 1987. Hughes graduated from the University of Kentucky on a football scholarship.

Hughes worked for John Hettinger at Aikendale Farm, where he was instrumental in establishing the stallion colony. Together with Gail Hughes, he helped manage Far Cry Farm and launched Hughes Management and began training on the side. Today, he is a full-time trainer.

Hughes has worked to develop entries for the annual High Hope Steeplechase, and is a venerable Seargent-at-Arms for the club.

A committee of five farm managers take nominations from the industry and weigh the options based on experience, service to the community, and service to the club.

“Scooter Hughes is an outstanding example of all those criteria,” said Randy Gilbert, vice president of the KTFMC. “Scooter is a great person to be around, and he’s one of those people that if you need help, he’s one of the first ones you call.”

Hughes will be honored at the club’s annual Dinner Dance at the Red Mile on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. Tickets and additional information will be available on the KTFMC website soon.

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/people/scooter-hughes-named-2014-farm-manager-of-the-year/

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