Self Regulation Recommended For Improving Horse Sale Environment

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A task force charged with creating a more transparent horse sales environment in Kentucky believes stringent self-regulation is needed.

The 36-member Sales Integrity Task Force met yesterday and unveiled its preliminary recommendations during a public forum at Keeneland.

The plan was met with both skepticism and cautious optimism.

Owner-breeder Jess Jackson criticized the effort. In legislation Jackson initiated that led to the task force being reformed, he had called for all prior ownership and medical history of horses to be disclosed at public auctions.

Instead of making recommendations for legislation, the task force called for the auction industry to police itself. It suggested the industry implement a code of conduct for consignors and agents, establish a voluntary ownership registry.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Not spending my money in KY Location: KY on Oct 16, 2007 at 02:31 PM
    The KY sales tax on horses is exactly why I go to other states to buy. I spend money for motels, restaurants, and diesel while I'm there, too. 6% on zero is still zero! Wake up KY!
  • by Jeb Location: KY on Oct 16, 2007 at 08:08 AM
    Hey I have an about placing sales tax on all the horse sales. Why is this the only sale in KY where it is NOT taxed. Toyota (like horses) is big business in KY but I still have to pay tax when I buy a Toyota. Can someone please explain this to me.
  • by angela Location: ky on Oct 16, 2007 at 08:00 AM


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