Kentucky Course to Cover Many Aspects of Thoroughbred Industry

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A Thoroughbred farm near Lexington, where a short course on the industry will be given starting this month.
A Thoroughbred farm near Lexington, where a short course on the industry will be given starting this month. (Christina Moore photo)

A six-week course covering all aspects of the Thoroughbred industry will be presented at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, Ky., beginning Jan. 15.

The course, from 5:30-7 p.m. EST every Tuesday through Feb. 19, is sponsored by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. The course costs $25. It will be taught by Andreas Branchini, who has worked in the horse industry in five countries for 34 years.

According to the Carnegie Center, the course is part of its new series "Know Your Kentucky" and will cover the origin of the Thoroughbred and its worldwide reach, the breeding cycle, the racing calendar and elite races, the regulatory bodies, the auction sales, betting and financing, the "bluegrass" business and its jobs, and the future of the sport, among other topics.

"Whether you've lived in Kentucky for a year or a lifetime, there is likely still more you can learn about the Thoroughbred business and its setting in the Bluegrass State," the promotional materials state.

Additional information is available from the Carnegie Center at 859-254-4175, with online registration at this link.

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