Success beyond the finish line starts with a trusted partnership
With offices in Kentucky, known for its world-class horse farms, racing, and sales, Dean Dorton’s equine industry team has provided accounting, tax, and business consulting services to the horse industry for more than 40 years. Our clients cover a broad spectrum of organizations involved in the Thoroughbred and sporthorse industries:
from small boarding farms to large multidepartmental farms involved in boarding, breeding, selling, and stallion management;
from racing stables and syndicates to racetracks;
from bloodstock agents to equine veterinary firms; and
from industry associations to equine insurance agencies.
Not all of our clients are based in Kentucky; horse industry clients from across the United States and internationally also gain comfort from having our industry specialists work with them. As a firm, we endeavor to know the business of horses, not just accounting and tax rules relating to the industry.
The unique attributes of the equine industry demand accounting and business consulting services with the particular depth of experience and expertise that Dean Dorton delivers. When equine industry participants enlist Dean Dorton to provide tax and consulting services, they can be confident they are engaging a firm with in-depth industry experience and know-how. We are interested in our clients’ business, know the industry, and can provide a wide range of valuable services designed to both optimize savings opportunities and avoid unanticipated problems.
Developing financial and business plans for farms, breeding operations, and racing stables
Litigation support and forensic accounting services
Providing a wide range of technology solutions, e.g., complete managed services, network design and support, technology assessments, software consulting, accounting solutions, and business application training
Performing comprehensive business valuations/appraisals with opinions of value for equine, farm, and general business assets
Equine Financial, Tax, & Operational Update
This full day of training, held in the fall of each year, includes experts from the equine industry covering the latest business, accounting, and tax updates impacting the industry. Some examples of topics covered in this training may include sales and use tax considerations, tax breaks affecting the horse industry, budget best practices, accounting considerations for racing partnerships, succession planning for farm and horse owners, and charitable giving income tax basics.
Operational Tools for Your Farm
Are you managing your farm with real-time data? It’s now more important than ever to have access to real-time data that tracks ownership, costs, and revenues of individual horses across their lifetime that you can access anytime, anywhere. Our team can help you evaluate and implement best-in-class software tools to help you be a data-driven industry leader. Learn more about Dean Dorton’s cloud-based accounting tools.
This annual publication focuses on Thoroughbred public auction markets, breeders’ costs and profits, stud fees, changes in production costs and yearling selling prices, as well as racing purses and the number of horses racing.
This survey focuses on operational matters for Thoroughbred horse farms throughout the United States and Canada. We would like to thank the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) for assisting us to expand this survey nationally.