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2018 KTFMC Dinner Dance

2018 Dinner Dance Extravaganza

Honoring

The 2018 Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year:

Donnie Snellings

on
December 7, 2018
at
The Distillery Square

Located at:

905 Manchester Suite #120

Lexington, KY 40508

Dress:

Black Tie Strongly Suggested

Evening Schedule:

6 pm – Cocktails

7:30 pm – Dinner Served

Music by 

The Other Brothers

2018 Sporting Clay Classic

KENTUCKY THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS’ CLUB

SPORTING CLAY CLASSIC

AUGUST 22, 2018

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 on advertising  at Stand & Clubhouse
    • 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**

 

Registration can be completed online in KTFMC events.

April Membership Meeting

Next Membership Meeting:

Please join the KTFMC and Dr. John Lew from McCauley Bros. Feed Company at our next meeting on: Tuesday, April 17th, at Copper Roux!

For: A discussion on seasonal information regarding equine nutrition.

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No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018.
We no longer reserve extra seating for walk-ins – please check ahead for space created by cancellations.
Failure to cancel before deadline will result in automatic billing to account.
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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March Membership Meeting

Next Membership Meeting:

Please join the KTFMC and Peter Timoney  from the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center  at our next meeting on: Tuesday, March 20th, at Copper Roux!

For: A discussion on EHV-1.

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No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018.
We no longer reserve extra seating for walk-ins – please check ahead for space created by cancellations.
Failure to cancel before deadline will result in automatic billing to account.
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.

February Membership Meeting

Next Membership Meeting:

Please join the KTFMC and Alex Waldrop of the NTRA  at our next meeting on: Tuesday, February 20th, at Copper Roux!

For: A discussion of the expansive new tax bill and possible implications to the industry.

____________________________
No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2018.
We no longer reserve extra seating for walk-ins – please check ahead for space created by cancellations.
Failure to cancel before deadline will result in automatic billing to account.
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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January Membership Meeting

Next Membership Meeting:

Please join the KTFMC and representative(s) of The Jockey Club at our next meeting on: Tuesday, January 16th, at Copper Roux!

For: A discussion on the transition from hard copy to digital foal certificates, and what the industry can expect.

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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2018
• 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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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.