Louis A. Filios and Estate of Emma L. Filios, Deceased, Louis A. Filios, Executor - Page 9

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               6.   Petitioner's Reliance on Others                                    
               Petitioner used professional trainers, veterinarians, horse             
          farms, breeders, auctioneers, and jockeys.  Petitioner hired four            
          to nine trainers each year from 1985 to 1993.  The trainers cared            
          for, fed, and trained the horses.                                            
               Petitioner called the trainers on the telephone, sometimes              
          once a week, sometimes once or twice a day.  Petitioner talked to            
          his trainers about which horses to race and which horses to                  
          train.  He asked their opinion, and if it sounded logical he told            
          them to go ahead.                                                            
               Petitioner did not require his horse trainers to submit                 
          plans of operations or reports.  The only written reports that               
          the trainers submitted to petitioner were notes they occasionally            
          made on their invoices.  For example, trainer George Handy made              
          the following note on his May 1992 invoice:                                  
               Hi Louie.                                                               
                    Colts are progressing ok., Morgan Rd seems to learn                
               much faster than Go Go Tiger, both are galloping 1 � each               
               day now.                                                                
                    Hope you don't mind my bill arriving early but I have              
               ran out of cash Flo + my Mortgage + Feed bills etc. are due             
               on the first of June so if you send my check in return mail             
               I would really appreciate it.  Thank you.                               
                                              Best Regards.                            
               P.S.  Thank you for our Vitamins.  They are the Best.                   
               Petitioner did not rely on a trainer or breeder when he                 
          decided which horses to breed.  He arranged for his mares to be              
          bred.  Petitioner did not keep records regarding the performance             
          or race results of petitioner's trainers.                                    

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