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Dinsmore Equine Law   [ MAP ]
101 S. Fifth St., Suite 2500
Louisville,KY 40202
Contact Person: Laura A. D'Angelo (859) 425-1058
Phone: (502) 540-2300

The equine and gaming industries encompass both unique challenges and rapidly evolving landscapes. Potential for long-term growth and innovative revenue streams are balanced by evolving legislation, legal uncertainties and economic challenges. Whether dealing with casino or pari-mutuel wagering laws, account wagering, or horse sales and breeding operations, navigating these complex industries requires not only a knowledge of the law, but a thorough understanding of the industry itself. Our attorneys recognize both the challenges and the opportunities, and we work hand-in-hand with our clients to develop a long-term strategy for success and profitability.

Drawing on our extensive experience working with owners, breeders, racetracks and account wagering companies, our team brings a thorough knowledge of the sport horse, thoroughbred and standardbred equine industry to the table, enabling them to anticipate challenges and steer our clients toward solutions.

Our team is strongly-rooted in the equine industry, featuring attorneys who have helped clients in a variety of matters, including purchase and sale of Kentucky Derby Winners and Grand Prix show-jumpers, syndication and sale of stallions, sport horses and other bloodstock interests, the formation and structure of racing partnerships, the negotiating and drafting of domestic and international simulcast agreements, the establishment and licensing of account wagering companies, and the tax planning, passive and hobby loss audits, and acquisition and sale of commercial horse farms. We also have assisted clients with account wagering licenses, media contracts, merchandising, import and export matters, and litigation of all types, including racing commission and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) hearings.

Our work extends beyond the racetrack and show ring, as our attorneys are frequent contributors to various publications and educational forums, including Blood-Horse Magazine, Sport Horse Journals, Business Lexington and have been quoted in The New York Times, the Toronto Globe & Mail, The Blood-Horse, the Thoroughbred Times, and the Lexington Herald-Leader. Our team also features the chair of the National Equine Law Conference and an Adjunct Professor of Equine Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law.


As a go-to law firm for many of the region's most successful companies, attorneys in Dinsmore's Louisville office help enterprises grow and succeed, whether it's protecting intellectual assets, streamlining an acquisition or providing labor and employment advice. With more than 60 attorneys in Louisville, Dinsmore brings the home-grown legal skills and depth of experience clients rely on to do business in the Louisville region and across the U.S.

Stretched along the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville is Kentucky's largest city. Louisville is a place surging forward with bold vision and bright ideas. With an entrepreneurial business community, a supportive local government and a culture that rewards creativity and risk, Louisville companies set the pace in medicine, manufacturing, logistics, technology, finance, restaurants and more. Louisville is a unique blend of longstanding traditions and increasingly progressive life, urban excitement and cozy neighborhoods. A city of originals, Louisville hosts the legendary Kentucky Derby, the world's most famous thoroughbred horserace; the Kentucky Bourbon Trail; and the famous Louisville Slugger Bat.