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Craig Bandoroff is the owner and operator of Denali Stud, established in 1989 and located on 680 acres in Paris, Ky. In addition to boarding over 225 thoroughbred horses on a year-round basis, Denali has been one of the top 10 consignors in North America for each of the past 10 years. Bandoroff, who is also a breeder and owner, lives in Lexington with his wife, Holly, and their three children.
- 12/23/2012 - REFLECTIONS AS WE TURN THE PAGE ON 2012
I read with interest Charlotte Weber's letter that appeared in the TDN on Dec. 21. That same day I also read the CNN article, "How Racing Became Cool" and an article in the Wall Street Journal on hand-held devices and Internet gambling. The combination gave me cause for year-end thoughts as we turn the page on 2012. — (click here to read the entire article)
- 6/17/2010 - POLLYANNA THINKING?
There were several news items that appeared recently in this publication that I found thought-provoking. The first was the article on John Fulton and the opportunities he is taking advantage of in Argentina. The second was the news that the NTRA had launched a virtual reality game based on different aspects associated with our sport and industry. The third was the continued excellent coverage of the current Monmouth Park meet. — (click here to read the entire article)
- 6/25/2009 - WHY DID THE SLOTS BILL DIE IN COMMITTEE?
I wish I could tell you the answer to that question. There is only one thing I can definitively tell you: it was not from a lack of effort from some very talented and hard-working people who put their heart and soul into this. Anyone who wants to criticize or finger-point is making a mistake. I can tell you this didn't die in committee because of anything anyone did wrong. People like Governor Steve Beshear; House Speak Greg Stumbo; Representative Susan Westrom; lobbyists like Gene McLean, John Cooper, Smitty Taylor, David Switzer and Judy Taylor; Nick Nicholson; Brereton Jones; and Bill Hoskins and the KEEP team, led by an extremely capable and smart Patrick Neely; gave it every ounce of fight they had. — (click here to read the entire article)
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