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National Owners Conference - Schedule of events

Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Tue, Oct 30, 2018

Essentials of Ownership - Accounting, Legal, Insurance, Advisors, Acquisitions & Business plans

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Learn from a panel of experts what every owner should know when it comes to Accounting procedures, Legal issues, Insurance considerations, why having an experienced Advisor is important, elements of a business plan & options to acquire racehorses. Q & A to follow immediately after the panel.

Sponsored by Daily Racing Form

Wed, Oct 31, 2018

Selection and buying at the sales. Pinhooking, Vetting, Conformation

9:15 AM to 10:30 AM

Discover what people who are seasoned in the Thoroughbred public auction arena know about selecting horses to purchase, important aspect about vetting horses prior to bidding, pinhooking young horses to resell and conformation do's and don'ts. Q & A to follow immediately after the panel.

Sponsored by Gainesway Farm



1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Gain a better understaning from a panel of Veterinarians as they present the latest information on Breeding Thoroughbreds, Laminitis, Throat Conditions and Eyes/Vision care for your equine athletes.  Q & A to follow immediately following the panel.

Sponsored by Mersant International

State Incentive Programs

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Many racing jurisdictions offer owner and breeder incentives to attract owners to invest in Thoroughbreds from their State program.  Learn more as 4 State Incentive representatives provide details from their respective program.  Also get the viewpoint from an auction company representative about how State-breds are viewed in the auction arena. Q & A to follow immediately after the panel.

Sponsored by WinStar Farm

Thu, Nov 1, 2018

State of the industry and the future of Thoroughbred racing

9:00 AM to 9:50 AM

Industry leaders give insight to topics including purses, handle, foal crops, Aftercare, growing the fan base, equine injury database, auction trends, equine and jockey safety initiatives and their views of the future of Thoroughbred racing.   Q & A to follow immediately after the panel.

Sponsored by Airdrie Stud


9:55 AM to 10:45 AM

Get details and insights from a panel of Aftercare specialists who are spearheading the Thoroughbred industry's Aftercare efforts. Q & A to follow immediatley after the panel.

Sponsored by Hagyard Equine Medical


OwnerView and other important information resources

3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Every owner should know about information resources available to them.  Find out more about OwnerView, Equibase, equineline, BloodHorse and TOBA's Concierge program from representatives that manage each area. Q & A to follow immediately after the panel.