Features Make TIEC The Place To Be June 20-22
Demonstration Theater and Yearling Selection Clinic Announced
KY) - Kicking off the conference program for the Thoroughbred International
Exposition & Conference (TIEC 2003) will be a clinic on Yearling
Selection on Friday morning, June 20. The Clinic will be an opportunity
for owners, breeders, farm managers and trainers to learn from successful
attendees will be shuttled from the Lexington Center to Keeneland
Race Track where they can observe top evaluators such as vets, trainers,
consigners and owners as they critique yearlings of varying conformations.
Attendees will be ringside for the close-up, individual examinations.
Then they will proceed to the sales pavilion where the evaluators
will explain to the participants what they should be looking for,
including conformation flaws and other features that might interfere
TIEC feature that promises to be exciting will be the hands-on Demonstration
Theater located in the exhibit hall. One of the clinics will include
a session on performance profiling, the scientific testing of equine
athletic and genetic makeup. Featuring a Thoroughbred on a high-speed
treadmill and overhead monitors, this session among others will
be held each day of the show (Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the
Lexington Center). Demonstrations include:
" Heart rate monitoring
" Upper airway evaluation
" Dynamic hoof balancing
" Weight training
has picked up quickly for the tradeshow. On display will be products
as diverse as exercise saddles to starting gates, wrought-iron handcrafted
gates to rehabilitation products, heart-rate monitors to racing
plates, barn equipment and supplies to pharmaceutical products.
advisory board members have been instrumental in the first-year
show's quick take-off. The board includes a broad range of industry
John Asher, Churchill Downs
Stacy Bearse, The Blood-Horse
Ed Bowen, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
Keith Chamblin, NTRA
Nancy Cole, DVM
Dan Metzger, TOBA
Pam Michul, Vinery
Tom Riddle, DVM, Rood and Riddle
Dan Rosenberg, Three Chimneys Farm
Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland Association
Mark Simon, Thoroughbred Times
James D. Smith, DVM, Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates
David Switzer, Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (KTOB)
Jeff Thornbury, Sunnyside Farm
Ric Waldman, Overbrook Farm
board members - like John Asher, vice president of racing communications
at Churchill Downs - will be involved in conference presentations.
Asher will moderate a session entitled "Legends of the Turf."
He is assembling a panel of great jockeys, Hall of Famers and owners
of legendary Thoroughbreds for a spine-tingling re-telling of their
most exciting moments in racing history. Attendees will hear first-hand
accounts from the key people who were there.
is sponsored by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
(TOBA) and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (KTOB).
information about exhibiting or obtaining a visitor brochure, contact
TIEC 2003, P.O. Box 7586, Louisville, KY 40257-0586. Phone: 502-896-0436.
Fax: 502-896-0467. Or check the website at www.tiec2003.com.