Category Archives: Membership Meeting

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.

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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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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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February Membership Meeting

Next Membership Meeting:

Kristina G. Lu, VMD, DACT

“Recent Topics in Reproduction”

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at Copper Roux

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Dr. Lu was raised in Philadelphia, PA. After practicing in Chester County, PA, she came to Hagyard in 2005. Her passion is Theriogenology (Animal Reproduction Specialist). Her proudest personal accomplishment is having cycled from Santa Monica to Washington D.C. with her Dad.

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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. Monday, February 20th, 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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Members who have paid there 2017 dues will be ablel to pick up their 2017 KTFMC Directory at the meeting!

Pay your dues at: https://ktfmc.org/membership-dues/

Make sure you list all members’ names in the bottom box that are included in the dues payment.

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January Membership Meeting- Senator Ralph Alvarado

Next Membership Meeting:

Senator Ralph A. Alvarado

January 25th, 2017
at Fasig-Tipton

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Ralph A. Alvarado (born April 30, 1970) is an American physician and Republican politician. He serves as member of the Kentucky Senate from the 28th District (Clark, Fayette, Montgomery counties), being first elected in 2014.  He is the first Hispanic elected to the Kentucky General Assembly; his father is from Costa Rica and his mother is from Argentina.

Alvarado was born in San Francisco and raised in Pacifica and San Jose, California. He graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose in 1988.  He graduated from Loma Linda University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and completed an MD from the same university in 1994.  He completed his residency at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

He spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention on the third night of the Convention.

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 • RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. January 22nd, 2017.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating very limited.
• 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.
Do NOT RSVP by  Email,  follow the appropriate link below to guarantee your RSVP will be received.

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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.

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Next Membership Meeting: Steve Koch

Next Membership Meeting:

Steve Koch

“Racetrack operations, industry integrity, and economic insight.”

May 25th, 2016 at Fasig Tipton

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Toronto Ont.Sept14, 2014.Woodbine Racetrack.WEG Vice President thorougbred racing .Steve Koch. michael burns photo
Toronto Ont.Sept14, 2014.Woodbine Racetrack.WEG Vice President thorougbred racing .Steve Koch. michael burns photo

Steve Koch joined the NTRA in 2015 as the Executive Director of the Safety & Integrity Alliance, the thoroughbred industry’s accreditation program for national uniform racetrack safety and integrity standards. The 23 Alliance accredited racetracks host 90% of graded stakes and over 70% of wagering on thoroughbred races in the United States and Canada.

Steve previously served 12 years at Canada’s Woodbine Racetrack, where he was Vice President of Racing from 2008 to 2015. As vice president he oversaw all aspects of the Thoroughbred racing product as well as the company’s Racing Surfaces, Grounds and Stables, and Fleet divisions. During Steve’s term as vice president Woodbine enjoyed 40% wagering growth, continuous industry Best Practice ratings from the Safety & Integrity Alliance, and a considerable rebound from the collapse of Ontario’s Slots at Racetracks Program. In 2014/2015 Steve lead the business case and decision process that culminated in Woodbine’s $8 million main track synthetic surface replacement in 2016.

Throughout his career Steve has leveraged thoroughbred industry data for unique economic and business analyses. His series of econometric wagering demand models have been discussed at industry forums such as the University of Arizona Global Symposium on Racing and the University of Louisville Equine Business Program.

Prior to Woodbine, Steve worked for Keeneland and he was raised as a horseman at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky. He holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Kentucky.

Steve participates on various industry boards including the Racing Officials Accreditation Program, Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory, The American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition, and the Welfare and Safety Summit’s Racing Equipment & Safety Committee.

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 • RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. May 20th, 2016.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating very limited.
• 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.
Do NOT RSVP by  Email,  follow the appropriate link below to guarantee your RSVP will be received.

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