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2015 Education Symposium
Thursday, March 19, 2015 RSS Feeds

Our second Educational Symposium was held on February 3 in the Keeneland sales pavilion.  Feedback we received was outstanding and we are looking forward to making this an annual event.  If you were not able to attend, we hope that you will join us next year!

Topics covered were:

Chauncey Morris: the responsibilities, visions & direction for the KTA
Jen Shah of Dean Dorton Allen and Ford: taxes and accounting
Del Pearson of M & J Insurance: various farm coverages
Michael Meuser of Miller, Griffin & Marks PSC:  legal issues

Auctioneer panel:
Ryan Mahan and Kurt Becker from Keeneland
Tom Biederman and Reed Ringler from Fasig-Tipton

Dr. Scott Stanley on the British Horseracing Authority’s zero tolerance policy

Vet panel on sesamoiditis:
Dr. Jeffrey Berk
Dr. Michael Hore
Dr. Wayne McIlwraith
Dr. Dwayne Rodgerson
Dr. Debbie Spike-Pierc

Storyteller panel:
Ted Bassett
Dr. John Chandler
Terence Collier
John Williams

Read TDN’s coverage of the event at:

To watch videos of the day, click on the topic of your choice below:

Introduction: Senator Damon Thayer                          

 Chauncey Morris of the KTA: Vision and direction for the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association        

The Business of our Business: Jen Shah, Del Pearson and Micahel Meuser        

Auctioneer panel: Ryan Mahan, Kurt Becker, Tom Biederman, Reed Ringler  

Dr. Scott Stanley : Anabolic steroids and the British Horseracing Authority’s zero tolerance policy    

Vet panel – Sesamoiditis: Dr. Jeffrey Berk, Dr. Michael Hore, Dr. Wayne McIllwraith, Dr. Dwayne Rodgerson and Dr. Debbie Spike-Pierce  

 Storytellers: Ted Basset, Dr. John Chandler, Terence Collier and John Williams  

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The CBA works democratically on behalf of every consignor and commercial breeder, large and small, to provide representation and a constructive, unified voice related to sales issues, policies, and procedures. The Association’s initiatives are designed to encourage a fair and expanding market place for all who breed, buy, or sell thoroughbreds.