Bill Landes Announced as the 2017 “Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year”

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club (KTFMC) is honored to announce Bill Landes as the 2017 “Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year.” A committee of five club representatives selects the recipient based on his or her quality and success of management, service to the community, involvement in the KTFMC, and industry leadership and dedication.

“Having known and worked with many of the previous Farm Managers of the Year, I am honored and humbled by this recognition. Ted Bates was one of my earliest acquaintances in this business, “said Landes.

Landes fell in love with horse racing as a seventeen-year-old, and purchased his first race horse, Hey Maggie, soon after graduating from college in Pennsylvania. He chose the University of Louisville to earn his law degree because it was in Kentucky, the Horse Capital of the World. After practicing law for a few years, he decided to try a career in the horse business and began working at Hermitage Farm in 1977.

Now General Manager of Hermitage Farm in Goshen, Kentucky, Landes had the opportunity to work for Warner L. Jones, who gave him his first job in the business and the chance to learn from Mr. Jones’ knowledge and experience.

Jones, breeder of the 1953 Kentucky Derby winner Dark Star, schooled Landes in the thoroughbred business from the ground up. Landes played a role in the sale of world recordsetting 13.1 million-dollar yearling Seattle Dancer at Keeneland, the management of leading stallion Raja Baba’s breeding career, and oversaw the mating and raising of Champions Rousillon, Woodman, and Northern Trick, as well as Grade 1 winner Paola Queen, among others.

After Jones’ passing in 1994, Landes stayed on to manage the farm for Carl Pollard, the breeder of 2017 Grade 1 Travers and Pennsylvania Derby winner West Coast. Through the subsequent sale of Hermitage Farm to Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, Landes has continued to use his skills to maintain the reputation and quality of Hermitage Farm.

On his own Greystone Farm, just up the road from Hermitage Farm, Landes breeds and races his own horses, including La Troienne Stakes winner Roxelana. He is a past president of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders and currently Chairs the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund Advisory Committee.

Landes also serves on the Churchill Downs Horseman’s Racing Committee, is Vice President of the Mahan Foundation, a member and past President of the LaGrange Rotary Club, and is a Director of the LaGrange Hope Health Clinic, which provides healthcare to those who cannot afford it.

The KTFMC will honor Bill Landes as the 2017 “Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year” at its annual Dinner Dance on Friday, December 1st at Lexington’s Manchester Music Hall.

For more information or to register for the Dinner Dance online, please click here.

October Membership Meeting

Please join the KAEP & KTFMC at our next meeting!

On:

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at Fasig-Tipton

For:

An open panel discussion with prominent leaders in the industry.

Topic:

“From the Repository to the Racetrack: Perspectives on Radiographic Findings.”

Panel includes:

Debbie Spike-Pierce, DVM / Jeffrey Berk, VMD / W. Tru Baker, DVM, DACVS / Ian Wilkes, Trainer / Joe Seitz, CBA Representative

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RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. Friday, October 13th, 2017.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• We no longer reserve extra seating for walk-ins – please check ahead for space created by cancellations
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. 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.
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Next Membership Meeting – David Redvers

 

Next Membership Meeting:

David Redvers

Tweenhills Farm & Qatar Racing

September 14th, 2017 at Keeneland in the  Lexington/Kentucky Room

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DAVID REDVERS HAS HAD LIFELONG FASCINATION IN BLOODSTOCK AND HAS A PROVEN EYE FOR A HORSE

David RedversHis love of bloodstock and excellent eye for a horse are partly inherited through his parents. His mother and grandmother were leading show judges and his father is one of the finest portrait painters in Britain.

Combined with the role of managing Tweenhills Farm & Stud, David Redvers acts as one of the country’s most active and successful bloodstock agents, always looking for value for money.

Many horses have gone on to give their owners a rapid return on their investment, winning on the racetrack and returning a profit at the sales. These include the international multiple Gr.1 winner Dunaden, and the Gr.1 winning two-year-old fillies Lightening Pearl and Rosdhu Queen.

In recent years David has acted as racing and bloodstock manager for Qatar Racing, Qatar Bloodstock and Pearl Bloodstock, which was formed for Sheikh Fahad Al Thani and his brothers from the Royal Family of Qatar.

Lightening PearlIn just a few years the operation has enjoyed significant success with Classic (pictured) winner Simple Verse and Group winners Elm Park, Just The Judge, Havana Gold, Dunaden, Side Glance, Peace And War, Lightening Pearl, Hot Streak, Secret Gesture, Kiyoshi, Green Door, Spirit Quartz, King Air, Frederick Engels, Dark Reckoning, Extortionist, Pearl Flute, My Catch, Cay Verde, etc.

In addition, David purchased the stallions Makfi, Charm Spirit, as well as Harbour Watch and Havana Gold (pictured below) whilst still in training, on behalf of Qatar Bloodstock. He has also enjoyed notable sales at public auction with youngstock and mares.

Prior to establishing David Redvers Bloodstock in 1995, David had spent several years gaining experience with Mark Johnston Racing, Russell Baldwin & Bright (now Brightwells) as well as at various studs worldwide and as assistant to Geoffrey Howson, Amanda Skiffington and Luca Cumani at Tattersalls and Keeneland Sales.

Initially basing his business around the National Hunt market David made an immediate impact when purchasing the legendary mare Lady Rebecca for 400gns as a yearling, who went on to win three consecutive Gr.1 Cleeve Hurdles.

As well as acting for Pearl Bloodstock, Qatar Racing and Qatar Bloodstock, David’s clients have included trainers Ralph Beckett, Mikel Delzangles, William Haggas, Jamie Osborne and John Hammond. Also syndicates Thurloe Thoroughbreds and Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds, along with owners Peter Deal, Clipper Logistics, Peter Winkworth, Mathieu Offenstadt, Richard Pegum and Nicholas Wrigley. In addition to National Hunt owners Clarendon Park Estate, Tony Taylor and Paul Murphy and trainers Venetia Williams, Tom George and Henry De Bromhead.

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 • RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. September 11th, 2017.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk in Seating limited.
• Registration begins at 6:45 P.M. in the Lexington/Kentucky Room at Keeneand
• Dinner begins at 7:30 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.

 

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Registration open for KTFMC Sporting Clays!

KENTUCKY THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS’ CLUB
SPORTING CLAY CLASSIC
AUGUST 23, 2017


ELK CREEK HUNT CLUB is located on a 50-acre tract of hardwoods, cedars and rolling hills. It is the ideal site for America’s fastest growing shotgun sport designed by world-class shooter Jon Kruger. The course offers 20 stations on 10 shooting fields which can be shot as a 50 or 100 target round.


Gold Sponsor $1250
• Individual Name at Stand & Club House (advertising)
• 1 Free team – 3 persons
• Free shells, cart, lunch and beverages
• Free company recognition in directory
• Lots of gifts and prizes
• Special drawing for Corporate Sponsors
•Website advertising for 3 months

Silver Sponsor $750
• Advertising at the Course & Stand
• 1 Free Team – 3 persons
• Free shells, cart, lunch and beverages
Three-Member Team $500
• Free shells,cart, lunch and beverages
Clinic Challenge Team $500
• Free Shells, cart, lunch and beverages
• 3 person team and t-shirts

Stand Sponsor $250
• Advertising at the Course & Stand
• Registration begins at 12:00 p.m.•
• There will be a single “shotgun start” at 1:00 p.m. for all teams •
• Lunch and prizes immediately following the shoot (3:30 p.m.) •

**LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE **

2017 KTFMC Sporting Clays registration is open!

KENTUCKY THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS’ CLUB SPORTING CLAY CLASSIC
AUGUST 23, 2017

ELK CREEK HUNT CLUB is located on a 50-acre tract of hardwoods, cedars and rolling hills. It is the ideal site for America’s fastest growing shotgun sport designed by world-class shooter Jon Kruger. The course offers 20 stations on 10 shooting fields which can be shot as a 50 or 100 target round.


Gold Sponsor $1250
• Individual Name at Stand & Club House (advertising)
• 1 Free team – 3 persons
• Free shells, cart, lunch and beverages
• Free company recognition in directory
• Lots of gifts and prizes
• Special drawing for Corporate Sponsors
•Website advertising for 3 months
Silver Sponsor $750
• Advertising at the Course & Stand
• 1 Free Team – 3 persons
• Free shells, cart, lunch and beverages
Three-Member Team $500
• Free shells,cart, lunch and beverages
Clinic Challenge Team $500
• Free Shells, cart, lunch and beverages
• 3 person team and t-shirts
Stand Sponsor $250
• Advertising at the Course & Stand


• Registration begins at 12:00 p.m.•
• There will be a single “shotgun start” at 1:00 p.m. for all teams •
• Lunch and prizes immediately following the shoot (3:30 p.m.) •
**LIMITED AVAILABILITY **


Hats Off Day!

ATTENTION KENTUCKY THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGER CLUB MEMBERS!!!

Please remember to donate hats to Hats Off Day: farm hats, stallion hats, equine industry / business hats —- any hat is appreciated (including outdated, stallion no longer standing, even “factory damaged” hats).

When a member of the general public receives a hat, he/she immediately feels a closer tie to our industry. Our goal is to generate goodwill towards the horse industry.

Hats may be dropped off at:

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital
2150 Georgetown Road
Lexington, KY 40511

 

If you would like for someone to pick up the hats, please call Mary Yozwiak at 859-233-0371.

Deadline for submission is Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Thanks!!!

 

HATS OFF DAY is Saturday, July 29th at 4:00 PM at the Kentucky Horse Park Rolex Stadium. This year, HATS OFF DAY will be celebrating Horses and Hollywood, honoring the horses that have starred in the movies and television!

 You are invited to attend! Free admission to the Kentucky Horse Park and all that it offers for you and your family. Hats Off activities begin at 4:00 PM, including free horse and pony rides, and free picture on a pony!  Stadium entertainment starts at 7:00 PM, including exciting exhibitions, and a spectacular Grand Prix show jumping competition.

If you would like to join Rood & Riddle in the sponsor tent for a gourmet dinner and reserved, ringside seating, please contact Whitney Fields at wfields@roodandriddle.com or (859) 280-3316 for ticket pricing and information.

May Membership Meeting

Next Membership Meeting:

Ercel Ellis

“An evening with Ercel”

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at Copper Roux

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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. Friday, May 26th, 2017.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• We no longer reserve extra seating for walk-ins – please check ahead for space created by cancellations
• 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.
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April Membership Meeting

Immigration Panel

“Concerns of the current immigration issues and the impact on the industry”

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at Fasig-Tipton
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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9th, 2017.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• We no longer reserve extra seating for walk-ins – please check ahead for space created by cancellations
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. at Fasig-Tipton Dining Room.
• 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.
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Next Membership Meeting: Dr. Jaye McCracken

Next Membership Meeting:

Jaye L. McCracken, DVM

Rhodococcus equi

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at Copper Roux

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Dr. McCracken attended Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1999. She completed a rotating internship at Hagyard and then continued on as Field Care Associate.She was trained in veterinary acupuncture through IVAS in 2006. Dr. McCracken is dedicated to veterinary education and is very involved in young vet development. She also actively purses the advancement of equine field care through various research projects, primarily focused on Rhodococcus equi in foals. She has published papers, book chapters and given lectures on the topic. She has also been an active voice for general foal field care. Her interests are in field medicine, herd health, broodmare management, neonatal care, medical ultrasonography, and field emergency and critical care.

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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. Sunday, March 19th, 2017.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• We no longer reserve extra seating for walk-ins – please check ahead for space created by cancellations
• 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.
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Don’t forget this meeting is also a Pint Night!