Pam Cross Appointed to the Standardbred Advisory Board
For Immediate Release
September 22, 2004
Governor Joseph E. Kernan has appointed Pam Cross to the Standardbred Advisory Board. Cross, a third generation horse person, has been involved in the Standardbred Industry for over thirty-five years. She grew up helping her father and grandfather train Standardbreds. Cross currently holds a general trainers license and assists her husband, Jay, with their public stable. Cross can also be found clerking or charting at many of the county fairs, and has worked in the race office at a few pari-mutuel tracks. In addition, Cross holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Toledo and works part-time during the winter months at the Elkhart General hospital. Cross is enthusiastic for the opportunity to serve on this Board and states, “I feel that with my many years of experience behind the scenes that I can make a fair and respectable contribution to this Board.”
Cross joins Jeff Henson, Richard Link, Nancy Sabatini, Randy Dever, Scott Snyder and Ex-Officio member Jessica Barnes on the Standardbred Advisory Board. Members Scott Snyder and Randy Dever were recently re-appointed for additional three-year terms by Governor Kernan.
The Standardbred Advisory Board furthers the Indiana Standardbred Industry by advising the Indiana Horse Racing Commission on the Indiana Sires Stakes and Indiana Sired Fair Circuit Program. In addition, the Board continues to work in cooperation with the Standardbred Breed Development Advisory Committee, Hoosier Park, Indiana Downs and the Indiana Standardbred Association to ensure the continued development of the fast growing Indiana Standardbred Industry.
For additional information, please contact Jessica Barnes at (317) 233-3120 or by e-mail at jbarnes@hrc.IN.gov.
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On September 9, the Indiana Standardbred Breed Development Program and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) is hosting a FREE broodmare health seminar for all Standardbred breeders and owners at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, Indiana.
The Commission invites anyone interested in learning how to improve the health and wellness of the mares in their breeding operation, whether they have one or 20, to attend. The seminar will be held at 1 p.m.
Afterwards, all attendees are invited to a night of harness racing, with first post at 6:30 EDT. Hoosier Park will be giving all attendees a five dollar voucher that can be used for betting or in the casino, as well as access to private suites and start car rides.
“We know breeding top quality foals is everyone’s goal, and we can only do that if the mares are healthy,” says Jessica Barnes, the IHRC’s Director of Breed Development and Racing. “We want to offer our breeders some free education to improve their conception and foaling rates, thus helping grow our Standardbred program.”
Topics to be covered in the seminar include:
- Preparing Maiden and Older/Open Mares for Breeding
- Factors Impacting Conception
- Broodmare Nutrition
- Overall Broodmare Health
The presenters bring with them years of experience in the veterinary and nutrition fields. The IHRC welcomes Dr. Colleen Brady (Purdue University), Dr. Kevin Kirtley (K.C. Kirtley Vet Inc.) and Anthony Koch (Hallway Feeds).
Anyone interested in attending the seminar should RSVP by September 1 by emailing Standardbred@hrc.in.gov
Updates will be posted on the program’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/indianaStandardbred
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