Joe Seitz

How Brookdale Farm's Fred Seitz Made a Name For Himself

It felt like everything was up in the air; but actually everything was falling into place. Even as a kid, from nowhere obvious, Fred Seitz had discovered an affinity for horses. And the young man stepping onto the tarmac at Lexington airport had meanwhile learned resilience and adaptability with the Marine Corps. Sure enough, all the perplexity Seitz felt about his future was about to evaporate. "I was wondering what I was going to do when I grew up!" Seitz recalls in his gentle, humorous tones. (He was, by this...

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Fasig-Tipton July Launches Yearling Season

The 2021 yearling season kicks off with Fasig-Tipton's July Sale Tuesday at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky. With just under 350 yearlings cataloged for the single-session auction, the July sale, which had swelled to as many as 550-600 horses over a decade ago, appears to have found its sweet spot--both in volume and the type of offerings--in recent times. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the July Sale was cancelled last season, with the horses merged into the re-routed Saratoga Select and NY-bred sales held in Kentucky in September. "It...

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Godolphin's 'Blue Sky' Sophs at F-T July HORA

The Godolphin racing team has been the envy of many so far in 2021, headed by reigning juvenile champion Essential Quality (Tapit), who took the GI Belmont S. last month. And while the organization can usually be counted on to turn out top-tier performers year after year, some of the hopefuls don't quite make it to the highest levels. As is generally the case with many of the largest players on the racing scene, decisions must be made and as a result, the racing division pared down. Case in point,...

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KTA & KTOB Elect New Directors & Officers

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA) and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (KTOB) elected officers and members of the Board of Directors. The officers of KTA/KTOB serve two-year terms and are voted on by members of the KTA/KTOB Board of Directors. Members of the KTA/KTOB Board of Directors serve three-year terms and are elected by the full membership of the organization. Elected KTA/KTOB Officers for 2021: President, KTA/KTOB: Joseph Seitz, Director of Sales, Brookdale Farm Vice-President, KTA: Walker Hancock, President, Claiborne Farm. Vice-President, KTOB: Natanya Nieman, D.V.M., Resident Veterinarian, WinStar Farm...

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