Congratulations to David Kyle, one of three finalists in the Dedication to Breeding Award category of the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards (TIEA), presented by Godolphin. Kyle was just out of high school when he moved to Lexington and began working for Fasig-Tipton in 1987. Now the plant manager at the Newtown Pike location, Kyle has 33 years under his belt overseeing the facility, preparing the grounds for the sales, and helping to make the sales process run smoothly for both consigners and horses.
“No day is too long, no task is too large or small,” said Andrea Greathouse of Paramount Sales, “and he approaches his job with a smile and kindness.”
Click for the video feature on Kyle done by TIEA.
Other finalists for the Dedication to Breeding Award are Steve Avery of Taylor Made Farm and Helen Otero of Coolmore America, who will be recognized on these pages tomorrow. The Dedication to Breeding Award is presented annually to an individual who has been in the Thoroughbred breeding industry for at least 10 years and is a pivotal part of his or her employer's success.
A total of seven award categories will be honored by TIEA for 2020. Maria Cristina Silva of New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (NYTHA) has already been announced as the winner of the Community Award, while the winners in the other categories will be announced live in a virtual ceremony hosted by Jill Bryne and streamed at the TDN homepage Thursday, Nov. 5, at 12:00 p.m. ET. All finalists will be spotlighted in TDN in the days leading up to the ceremony.