July 29th, 2014 Membership Meeting

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Next Membership Meeting

July 29th, 2014 at the Red Mile Clubhouse

Sales Panel Moderated by Mike Penna

Featuring:

Carrie Brogden, Joe Seitz, Jason Litt

& Mike McMahon

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Carrie Brogden operates Select Sales and Machmer Hall with husband Craig. Machmer Hall was recently recognized has breeder of the week and is currently leading breeder by number of graded stakes winners.

Joe Seitz runs Brookdale Sales and Foxborough Farm. Joe is a longtime figure in the thoroughbred industry both here and in Europe.

 Jason Litt is a partner in Solis/Litt Bloodstock after serving Three Chimneys Farm for several years as their bloodstock advisor.

Mike McMahon operates McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, LLC. Mike is active in all facets of the industry from racing partnerships to pinhooking.

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Please submit questions for the panel on the reservation form.

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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. July 25th, 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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Kentucky Horses Lose a Friend in Vet Byars

On the morning of July 8, the word “irreplaceable” kept bouncing around the head of Old Friends founder Michael Blowen as he thought about the previous night’s death of prominent Central Kentucky veterinarian Doug Byars, D.V.M.

While the word touched on Blowen’s feelings in losing a close friend, the main reason it filled his head on this Tuesday morning was the void Byars’ death would leave for the retired Thoroughbreds that call Old Friends home.

“These horses are really going to miss him,” Blowen said. “He was the best.”

Family and friends said Byars, age 70, died the evening of July 7 at his Georgetown, Ky. home.

In 1983 Byars started at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates, now the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, where he would work for 25 years, serving as head of equine medicine. As an internal medicine specialist, he was on the front line in dealing with Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS) when it struck Central Kentucky in 2001-02.

“He’s one of the pioneers in equine vet medicine,” said Hagyard’s Dave Fishback, D.V.M. “He’s one of the first people to totally focus on the horse as far as internal medicine.”

Byars would help launch Hagyard’s laboratory and help shape the current facility on Iron Works Pike in Lexington.

“He’s one of the most respected equine internal specialists in the world,” Fishback said. “I know Coolmore flew him to Ireland numerous times when they had an ailing horse.”

Byars worked or had worked on numerous horse industry councils and advisory boards, including the Kentucky Horse Council, where he was on the health and welfare committee; and the Equine Health and Welfare Alliance, a group he helped launch.

“The horse is a deaf mute,” Byars said when the Equine Health and Welfare Alliance was launched in 2010. “It can’t speak for itself. So our focus will be solely on issues and mechanisms that protect, promote, and preserve adequate humane measures of basic needs for the horse.”

In recent years he served as a consultant and his passion turned toward after-care efforts. Blowen recalled Byars visiting Old Friends in Georgetown seven years ago and graciously leaving a $1,000 donation. Blowen appreciated the many young vets who already were volunteering at the Georgetown farm taking care of the retired horses and pensioned stallions, but he thought a more experienced vet like Byars would prove valuable.

Blowen made the five-minute trip to Byars’ farm, armed with a six-pack of Samuel Adams beer.

“I had to have a few beers to get my courage up to ask for help with all of these elderly horses,” Blowen said. “We had all of these good young vets and I felt like he would be a great addition. We needed someone with the experience to quickly make very good decisions. I finally got my courage up and asked, ‘Would you be able to help us out if I promise to not call you at 2 a.m.?’

“He said yes but only under the condition that I do call him at 2 a.m. if a horse needed help.”

That evening, and its emptied six-pack, led to Byars working as the head veterinarian at Old Friends.

“For years Doc Byars would tell that story and every detail was the same except I would say we each had three beers while he would say I drank four to his two,” Blowen said with a chuckle.

Byars would prove the perfect vet to work with younger vets as he always enjoyed sharing his passion for equine veterinary work. Frank Marcum D.V.M., worked with Byars in recent years on the Equine Health and Welfare Alliance, a group that helped make Kentucky the first state with a horse welfare council.

“Losing a friend is the first blow,” Marcum said. “But losing a colleague is another blow. We’re losing the best of the best.”

Marcum said one of the things he loves about working in Kentucky is the ability to call on so many experienced veterinarians. He always appreciated the wealth of information made available and he said Byars believed in sharing.

“The first time I met him I was working as a racetrack veterinarian in Kentucky and he would come out and share his expertise,” Marcum said. “As track practitioners, that was a great resource for us.”

In 2007 Byars would become the first private equine veterinarian to receive the Robert W. Kirk Award for professional excellence in the award’s then 18-year history at the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) forum. The Kirk Award honors individuals who have provided meritorious contributions to the veterinary profession.

“The 2007 recipient of the Kirk Award is a pioneer, a visionary, and has been an important voice for veterinary medicine, particularly equine medicine and the horse industry, for 33 years,” said Thomas Divers, D.V.M., when he presented Byars the award. “His pioneering success in establishing a valued role for equine internist in private practice opened the door for the many equine internists in private practice today.”

Byars has held offices in professional veterinary organizations at the national level, including ACVIM, American Association of Equine Practitioners, and the American Veterinary Medical Association Executive Boards Advisory Committee. Byars also has dealt with cutting-edge infectious disease outbreak control, and he was invited to serve on the Kentucky Governor’s Task Force on MRLS.

While he reached the heights in his profession, Byars had no interest in ivory towers. He loved to pass on his knowledge of equine health to industry participants as well as the general public. He wrote columns for The Horse magazine and over the last few years became a regular guest on the Lexington radio show Horse Tales with Ercel Ellis.

“He is one of the most respected equine veterinarians in the world, but you would never know it,” Ellis said. “The man had absolutely no ego at all. He was as down to earth as someone could be. I just loved the guy.”

Byars’ wife, Susan, family, and friends will gather for a memorial service at 11 a.m., July 19, at First Presbyterian Church in Georgetown. They’ll celebrate Byars’ life and perhaps resolve the mystery of Blowen’s beer consumption seven years ago. Was it three beers or four?

Either way, Blowen figures he owes his friend a beer. He’s not the only one.
Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/86075/kentucky-horses-lose-a-friend-in-vet-byars#ixzz36zKTyTgd

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2014 Golf Scramble Results Are In!

22nd Annual KTFMC Golf Scramble

60 Total Teams Competed including:

ADENA SPRINGS

AIRDRIE STUD

AMERICAN BUILDING COMPONENTS

ASHFORD STUD

BAUER HAY & STRAW

BLACKWOOD STABLES

BROOK LEDGE

BULLET TRAIN

CENTRAL EQUIPMENT

CLAIBORNE

CORNETT

COSTELLO/CAMPION

CREECH I

DARBY DAN

DARLEY

DENALI

DIXIANA

EQUINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES

EQUINELINE.COM

EQUUS/STANDARDBRED STATION

FASIG-TIPTON

FRANKFORT PARK

GAINESWAY FARM

GLENN TOYOTA

GOLDEN AGE FARM

HAGYARD

HAPPY HOUR RACING

HILLENMEYER

HOO FARMS

IMPACT GRAPHICS

JACK KAIN FORD

JUDDMONTE

KEMI

KTFMC SINGLES

LANE’S END I

LANE’S END II

LEXINGTON EQUINE SURGERY

MARGAUX FARM 1

MARGAUX FARM 2

MARKEL

MCCAULEYS

MERSANT

NEWTOWN STATION

NORTRAX

NTRA

ROOD & RIDDLE I

ROOD & RIDDLE II

SCARTEEN STUD

SIERRA FARM

STANDLEE HAY

STARK EQUINE

TAYLOR MADE I

TAYLOR MADE II

THREE CHIMNEYS

TWIN CREEKS RACING

VINMAR

WINSTAR

WINTER WOOD FARM

WOODFORD THOROUGHBREDS

ZOETIS

Congratulations to our Overall Champion:

BAUER HAY, STRAW, & SHAVINGS

Big Blue Course Winners:

1stStandlee Hay

2ndJack Kain Ford

3rdWinstar Farm

Wildcat Course Winners:

1stBauer Hay Straw & Shavings

2ndStark Equine Transportation

3rdCostello / Campion tied with Impact Graphics

Closest to the Pins Winners-

o   Matt Lyons – Premium Alfalfa from Bauer Hay Straw & Shavings

o   Tommy Ogden – Premium Alfalfa from Bauer Hay Straw & Shavings

o   Chris Brothers – Stihl Trimmer & Blower from Central Equipment

o   Michael Homes  – Stihl Push Mower from Central Equipment

Longest Drive Winners –Gift Bags from Whayne Supply Company

Ryan Worthen & Eric Thomas

Congratulations to all our Winners!!

 

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Potluck Pig Roast!

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22nd Annual Golf Scramble

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club’s 22nd Annual Challenge Cup Golf Scramble will take place Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at The University Club. Proceeds to benefit KEMI & Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. 12:00 P.M. Shotgun Start!

This is your invitation to participate in this year’s Challenge Cup Golf Scramble.

• 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. The winning teams and the players closest to the pin and with the longest drives will be awarded prizes. Dress Code: All guests must wear appropriate golf attire. This would exclude such items as cut-off, tanks, t-shirts, and jeans.

• For 2014, teams will not be required to have an active member of the KTFMC. 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 by KTFMC Golf Scramble committee members.

Please contact Brent Wilson (859) 753-5715, Andy Howard (859) 213-0085, Charles Campbell (859) 621-0514 or Gus Koch (859) 621-4634 with any questions.

Corporate Sponsor Info and Entry Form
Hole Sponsor Info and Entry Form
Four-Player Team Entry Form
Individual Entry Form

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Have you checked out the 2013 Photos?

Don’t forget to check out the club photos from 2013!!

They are on our Event Photos page at http://ktfmc.org/event-photos/

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Colostrum Alert!!

COLOSTRUM ALERTColostrum Reserves are Very Low!

Hagyards and
Rood & Riddle combined have 3 pint of colostrum on hand at this time.

Please help by milking your foaling mares and donating a pint today!

Remember:
The bank is only successful due to the donor farms, without them there would be no bank.

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Free Classified Ads for our Members!

We now have Classifieds!!

You can post an ad for free today!

Looking for a new job? Looking to buy a piece of farm equipment? You can now browse our classifieds. Have a Thoroughbred job to advertise? Have farm equipment for sale? You can now post a classified ad on our website!

Cost:
This is a free service for KTFMC Active Club members. There is a $9.99/30 days fee for Ads posted by non-members and members within the support/service related industries. (All ads will be verified before posting approval)

Ad Duration:
Ads run for thirty days and then are automatically disabled. You will be able to reactivate ads.

How do I post an ad?
Go to http://ktfmc.org/ktfmc-member-classified-section/ and click on Place an Ad. You will have to log in/register to our website to place your ad. Please email Kim at info@ktfmc.org if you have any difficulties placing an ad.

Terms of Service:
This is a free limited service for KTFMC Club members. Ads will be removed if deemed inappropriate or not related to the Thoroughbred industry.  This classified section is intended only as a way to connect our members and help our farms, we are not advocating or backing any ad placed in this section.  All ads are subject to removal for any reason by KTFMC Officers and Board Members.

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Annual Farm Bureau Auction

31st Annual

Fayette County Farm Bureau

Farm Equipment Consignment Auction

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

CLICK HERE to Pre-register NOW for your bidder number!

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK Main Entrance

4089 IRONWORKS PIKE, LEXINGTON, KY
(Exit 120, I-75, at Ironworks Pike)
($5.00 Parking Fee will be charged by the Horse Park the day of the sale.)

All Types of Farm Equipment

And Lawn & Garden Equipment

* Equipment Accepted On *
Thursday, March 20, 2014 and Friday, March 21, 2014

 No Fuel Tanks, Tobacco Sticks, Float Trays, Camper Tops or Junk.
Auctioneer Has the Right to Refuse Any Item 

For More Information Call:
Carrie Johnson – Farm Bureau- (859) 253-0023
Todd Clark- (859) 621-6471
Bob James (859) 229-4642
Terms & Conditions:
$7.5% Commission
$20.00 Minimum per Lot
$500.00 Maximum per Lot
$20.00 Buy-Back Fee
$25.00 Buy-Back for Tractors
$50.00 Buy-Back Fee for Trucks & Boats


No Trucks, Trailers, Boats or ATV’s will be accepted without proper titles.

Check Out Times: Sat., March 22nd, after the sale till 6:00 P.M.
Sun., March 23rd, 9:00 A.M.- 6:00 P.M., Mon., March 24th 8:00 A.M.- 12 Noon
(All items must be removed no later than 12 Noon, Mon., March 24th)

Swinebroad- Denton, Inc.

Auctioneers: Walt Robertson, Ryan R. Mahan & Tom Biederman

DONATED ITEMS!  PLEASE BRING ANY USABLE ITEM TO THE AUCTION, NO JUNK!  ALL ITEMS WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF WITH 100% OF THE PROCEEDS GOING TO THEFAYETTECOUNTYFARM BUREAU EDUCATION FOUNDATION. TAX ID # WILL BE AVAILABLE.

All proceeds of the Consignment Auction will go towards the Scholarship programs administered by the Fayette County Farm Bureau Education Foundation. Donated items will be accepted and appreciated with 100% of the proceeds going to the Fayette County Farm Bureau Education Foundation. Donated equipment accepted will be considered a tax write off. The event is solely managed and operated by volunteers of the Fayette County Farm Bureau.

As a non-profit organization we are seeking to make a difference in students’ lives and in our local community’s future. Each year one Fayette County graduating Senior is selected by the Education Foundation, to recieve a  4 yr/ $20,000 Scholarship towards any University of their choice. In addition a 2yr/ $2,500 Vo-Tech scholarship is awarded to a Fayette residents/ students.

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UK Equine Showcase & 5th Annual KY Breeders’ Short Course

UK Equine Showcase and 5th annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course
February 7-8
Four Points by Sheraton, 1938 Stanton Way

 https://2014ukequineshowcase.eventbrite.com

The UK Equine Showcase, now in its third year, will highlight the university’s current equine programs and relevant industry findings. It will run from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 7, with a light reception following. The showcase will offer four hours of Continuing Education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

The 5th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course is an in-depth program on equine reproduction and horse management issues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 8, with lunch provided. The short course will offer six and a half hours of Continuing Education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
New this year, an in-depth reproductive “wet lab” will also be offered on Feb. 9 to a limited number of participants who want a hands-on educational opportunity led by some of the equine industry’s foremost experts.

Questions? Contact Jenny Evans, Marketing and Promotion Specialist Senior at the UK Gluck Equine Research Center, at jenny.evans@uky.edu or 859-218-1089.

Thanks!

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