Gary Falter

IN-Person Owner Conference Forges Ahead Nov. 3

The in-person Owner Conference during Breeders' Cup week in Del Mar remains on course for Wednesday Nov. 3 from 8:30a.m. until 5:00p.m. followed by a conference dinner that evening. A location for the single-day conference location has yet to be finalized, however, the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa is likely to be announced soon as this year's conference host site. "As part of the planning, it's important we know how many attendees to expect for the Conference to insure we have the correct number of hotel rooms, the correct...

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Virtual Owner Conference Begins Tuesday
Virtual Owner Conference Begins Tuesday

The seventh Thoroughbred Owner Conference will kick off Tuesday, Mar. 2, at 2 p.m. ET as the first of a series of 10 panels, each to be held virtually, on the first Tuesday of each month for the remainder of the year. The first panel, "The Economics of Racehorse Ownership," is sponsored by Keeneland and will delve into accounting, tax, legal, and insurance considerations associated with racehorse ownership. It will also include information on the costs of ownership, the fundamentals of running a racing stable, and owner responsibility for aftercare....

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TOC Series Goes Virtual in 2021
TOC Series Goes Virtual in 2021

The 2021 Thoroughbred Owners Conference will be held as a series of free virtual panels, OwnerView announced Tuesday. Hosted by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and presented by Bessemer Trust, Dean Dorton, and Stoll Keenon Ogden, the conference series will be held the first Tuesday of each month starting Mar. 2. "This new format for 2021 enables us to offer informative, educational and enjoyable panels on Thoroughbred ownership to anyone interested from the convenience of wherever they happen to be," said Gary Falter, project manager...

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OwnerView Conference Held Virtually Breeders' Cup Week
OwnerView Conference Held Virtually Breeders' Cup Week

OwnerView's seventh Thoroughbred Owner Conference, presented by Breeders' Cup, Bessemer Trust, and Dean Dorton, will be conducted in a virtual format in Lexington, Kentucky, Nov. 3-4. The conference originally planned for July 19-22, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. "We are committed to offering the owner conference in a safe format for attendees, so we made the decision to move our event online given the COVID-19 pandemic," said Gary Falter, project manager for OwnerView. "Registrants will be able to watch nine panels on a range of topics relevant to Thoroughbred ownership and...

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OwnerView Conference Moved to Ky, Breeders' Cup Week

OwnerView's seventh Thoroughbred Owner Conference, originally scheduled to be held July 19-22 in Saratoga Springs, NY, has been rescheduled and will be held in Lexington, Ky., from Nov. 2-5, to coincide with the Breeders' Cup World Championships. The Breeders' Cup will be held Nov. 6-7 at Keeneland. "While we were disappointed that we were unable to host this year's Thoroughbred Owner Conference in Saratoga Springs, we are delighted to be able to bring the owner conference back to Lexington, the 'Horse Capital of the World,' during the week of the...

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Thoroughbred Owner Conference To Be Rescheduled
Thoroughbred Owner Conference To Be Rescheduled

The seventh Thoroughbred Owner Conference, scheduled for July 19-22 in Saratoga Springs, New York, will be reschedued, offiicals at OwnerView have announced. "We were greatly looking forward to bringing the Owner Conference to beautiful and historic Saratoga Springs for the first time this year, but unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to look at alternative arrangements," said Gary Falter, project manager, OwnerView. "We are exploring our options for this fall." Any questions regarding the Owner Conference may be forwarded to Falter via email at [email protected] or by  phone at (859)...

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Letter to the Editor: Gary Falter, The Jockey Club
Letter to the Editor: Gary Falter, The Jockey Club

Ken Wilkins got it right: "The challenge is to identify and solve the real problem--we do not have enough people that want to own racehorses. More owners will create more demand for our breeding product, period. Conversely, less demand will exacerbate all our problems. It has already impacted us and we are experiencing a slow and sure gradual shrinking of our business. What can each of us do to achieve the outcome of increasing ownership? Let us start with asking the right question. How can we increase demand for our...

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