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We have our finger on the pulse of the equine industry. With an office ideally located in Lexington, Kentucky, “The Horse Capital of the World,” we have represented clients in nearly every facet of the equine industry for more than 75 years.

We serve as counsel to horse owners, racetracks, trainers, and other equestrian professionals and associations in a variety of matters that involve the following:

  • Transactions and Financing
  • Gaming
  • Taxes
  • Real Estate
  • Immigration and Employment
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Proceedings
  • Syndications
  • Bankruptcy
  • Trade Associations and Organizations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Administrative Law

With heavy involvement in the Thoroughbred industry, we also handle matters that concern many other breeds, including American Saddlebreds, Arabians, Morgans, Standardbreds, and Quarter Horses.

We represent equine groups and individuals before the United States Equestrian Federation, and throughout our history, has served as primary counsel to nonprofit, charitable, and other equine industry organizations, including the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. We were also instrumental in founding Keeneland Racecourse in 1935.

From advice on general business planning and operations to complex, high-stakes matters, we strive to offer the most efficient, cost-effective service possible to local, national, and international clients.

Explore Further: Related News

May 17, 2021
SKO Member and Chair Emeritus Bill Lear spoke with the Associated Press about the Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA), the landmark racing-industry legislation that became law in December 2020. Lear, Vice Chairman of The Jockey Club, has been instrumental in the effort to pass this important legislation, including testifying before Congress in January […]
May 9, 2016
A sweeping decision by the Kentucky Supreme Court upholds the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s restrictions on the claiming process, ensuring the integrity and viability of Kentucky’s signature Thoroughbred industry. The court’s unanimous decision on May 5 ended a lawsuit filed by California horse owner Jerry Jamgotchian against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, alleging Kentucky’s regulation […]