Equine Law

Staking conditions, mating certificates, eligibility papers, live cover, strangles, ridglings, geldings, cryptorchid, colts, fillies, mares, stallions, syndications, trotting associations, jockey clubs, horsemen, racing compacts, standing agreements, agisters liens, trotting, pacing, and triple crowns.

Horse racing has its own language. We’re fluent.

McNees attorneys have campaigned racehorses, won major stakes races, set world records and bred trotting triple crown winners. In short, we have first-hand experience with the often frustrating, occasionally incomprehensible, and once-in-awhile delightfully rapturous horse racing industry.

Our team of attorneys has created revolutionary marketing opportunities for Kentucky Derby winners like Big Brown, Barbaro, Smarty Jones and California Chrome. We have represented thoroughbred and standardbred horse owners and staking associations.  Our clients include the largest standardbred breeding farm and largest standardbred sales company in the world. We have negotiated stallion contracts, resolved sales disputes, drafted staking conditions, organized sales companies, resolved racing disputes, customized host track agreements and authored industry-leading innovations.

Finding attorneys who understand the unique language of horse racing but can also bring to bear expertise in business, tax, intellectual property and real estate matters can be a challenge. If you are reading this, you’ve found them.