2012 Sporting Clays Results!!

The KTFMC would like to thank all of the sportsman and sponsors that made
the 2012 KTFMC Sporting Clays Tournament a successful day and event!

Congratulations to team LEXINGTON EQUINE SURGERY & SPORTS MEDICINE for taking home not one, but three top prizes!
[Wes Sutter, Joe Lyman, Tom Seahorn]

• Their team was 1st in the Overall Competition,
• 1st in the Veterinary Clinic Competition and
• Tom Seahorn also was the top individual shooter of the day!

Rounding out the top three was team ROOD & RIDDLE in 2nd…
[Brad Tanner, Jeff Henderson, Charlie McKinley]

…and in the 3rd, team CREECH
[Gatewood Gay, Steve Isaacs, Don Swanson].

Congratulations to all of the sportsmen and thanks again to all of the sponsors and volunteers.

Trail Ride

2012 KTFMC Annual Trail Ride

Saturday, September 22nd
Shaker Village
$ 15.00 per rider
Sign in at 11:00 am at Shaker Stables
Ride begins at 12:00 pm


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

Please RSVP. By September 14, 2011

For more information email
Scott Mallory – president@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.

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

Click here for Mapquest driving directions.

GPS Coordinates:
37 degrees 48.977N
084 degrees 44.419W


TOBA’s 27th Annual National Awards Dinner

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s (TOBA’s) 27th Annual National Awards Dinner will be held on Friday, September 7 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

The TOBA National Awards Dinner honors the achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 23 states and Canada.  In addition, the Rood & Riddle Thoroughbred Sport Horse of the Year Award is presented to the owner of the ex-Thoroughbred racehorse that excelled in sport horse competitions tracked by the United States Equestrian Federation.

The following regional owners will be honored:

Eastern Region Owner of the Year:  Repole Stable
Midwestern Region Owner of the Year: Ken and Sarah Ramsey
Southern Region Owner of the Year:  Team Valor
Western Region Owner of the Year: Zetcher Racing Stable

A National Owner of the Year will be selected from the regional owners. The National Owner will only be revealed at the Awards Dinner.


TOBA’s State and Canadian Breeders of the Year are:
Kenneth J. Robinette, Alabama
Triple AAA Ranch (Richard Owens), Arizona
Old English Rancho, California

Gardiner Farms, Limited, Canada
Dewey and Karen White, Georgia

Team Block (David Block), Illinois
Robert Gorham and Mast Thoroughbreds, Indiana
Sandra Rasmussen, Iowa
Ralph Lilja, Kansas
Ramsey Farm (Ken and Sarah Ramsey), Kentucky
Allen C. Peltier, Louisiana
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowman, Maryland
Kenneth P. Posco, Massachusetts
Sampson Thoroughbreds (Curtis Sampson), Minnesota
Christine Connelly, New Jersey
Sam E. Stevens, New Mexico
Chester and Mary Broman, New York
Hawk Crest Manor (Hubert Vester), North Carolina
Mesa Farm (Debra Quarne), North Dakota
Dr. Ryland and Jo Ann Harwood, Oregon
Henry Carroll, South Carolina

Estate of Edward P. Evans, Virginia
Michael and Amy Feuerborn, Washington
Jeff and Susan Runco, West Virginia

TOBA’s National Breeder and National Small Breeder of the Year will be selected from the above list of breeders and will only be revealed at the Awards Dinner. Additionally, TOBA will honor Oatsee as the National Broodmare of the Year.

National Awards Dinner sponsors include OCD Pellets, AmWest Entertainment, Woodford Reserve, Grey Goose Vodka, John Deere, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Keeneland, Daily Racing Form and Blood-Horse Publications. Tickets for the National Awards Dinner may be purchased at www.toba.org.

TOBA, based in Lexington, Ky., was formed in 1961 and is a national trade organization of leading Thoroughbred horse breeders and owners.  TOBA’s mission is to “improve the economics, integrity and pleasure of the sport on behalf of Thoroughbred owners and breeders.”  Projects managed by TOBA include the American Graded Stakes Committee, Sales Integrity Program, The Racing Game and Claiming Crown. Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) is the charitable arm of TOBA. TOBA is the owner of The Blood-Horse Inc., and is represented on the Board of Directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association as a founding member.

Ky Equine Survey Misconceptions

2012 Kentucky Equine Survey –clearing up any misunderstandings

It has come to our attention that a few Kentucky horse owners may have false information about the purpose of the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey and the use of its resulting information. In an effort to clear up any misinformation about the survey, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Equine Programs aims to set the facts straight.

Myth 1: Providing this information will result in a change to my tax rate or other government scrutiny.

IN FACT, information provided to the National Agricultural Statistics Service is kept absolutely confidential. NASS has been providing census and other survey services in many segments of agriculture for more than 100 years and by law doesn’t divulge any identifying information, even to the various entities who have hired its services (like UK) or to other government agencies. It even falls outside of the purview of an open records request or legal subpoena, and is one of the only governmental agencies that does. For more about confidentiality, security and information protection by NASS, please see http://www.nass.usda.gov/About_NASS/index.asp.

Myth 2: Specific information I provide about my operation will be shared or available to other government or business agencies or the general public.

IN FACT, the purpose of the survey is not to determine information about specific people or businesses, but rather what breeds of horses, for what uses, with what economic impact and in what counties occur in Kentucky. The same laws governing the confidentiality of your information apply here.

Myth 3: It won’t matter if I don’t provide the information. They can get that from others.

IN FACT, every response matters. By not providing important information about breeds of horses that reside in Kentucky, the state’s horse industry loses an accurate representation of that breed. The lack of participation by any one sector could lead to an overall underestimation of the value of the industry (and hence less clout among our state’s leaders) as well as an undercounting of a specific breed and its value compared to other breeds.

This will be considered the official count of horses in Kentucky for 2012. Make sure your horses and the economic impact they provide to Kentucky are counted!

And, if you feel compelled to contribute to the survey, thank you! We are two weeks away from our funding deadline, and we only need to secure $20,000 in pledges or gifts by August 31 in order to receive $100,000 in matching funds from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.

For more detailed information about the survey and a list of FAQs, please see http://www2.ca.uky.edu/equine/kyequinesurvey.

Sept. 5th – Next Membership Meeting Featuring Dr. Raul Bras

Raul Bras, DVM, CJF

  • DVM – Ross University 2005
  • Internship Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital 2005-06 Cornell University Farrier School 2007
  • Cerftified Farrier 2009
  • Certified Journeyman Farrier, 2010

Dr. Raul Bras grew up in Puerto Rico where he showed and bred Paso Fino horses.  After finishing his undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University,  he went on to graduate from Ross University Veterinary School in 2005, then completing his clinical year at Auburn University. Also in 2005, Dr Bras completed a surgery internship at Rood And Riddle Equine Hospital, where the following year he stayed on as an Associate Veterinarian in the Podiatry Department .  Dr Bras completed the farrier program at Cornell University in 2007 and in 2010 became a Certified Journeyman Farrier of the American Farriers Association.


• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. August 31, 2012.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating will be very limited.
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. at Keeneland in the KY/Lexington rooms.
• Dinner begins at 6:45 P.M.
• Cash or Check accepted at the door, Credit Card payment must be made online.
• Please list names of all attendees when making reservations.


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