Our Mission

We are committed to long-term solutions that will enable us to protect and promote the Thoroughbred industry.  We strive to increase our influence on issues that impact our industry locally, nationally, and internationally.

Kentucky Thoroughbred Association

A group of Kentucky's finest horsemen formed the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA) in 1983 with two primary goals. The first was to unite the industry by addressing long-term problems and representing the Thoroughbred industry on a national basis. The second was to maintain the highest standards of racing, breeding and training in the Commonwealth.

Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders

The state's leading breeders founded the Thoroughbred Breeders of Kentucky, Inc. in 1961. TBK focused on promoting and protecting the Thoroughbred industry in Kentucky. Renamed Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Inc. (KTOB) in 1980, the organization expanded to include owners as well as breeders. 

Upcoming KTDF Deadlines 

  • May 20th, 2015
    - 2015 Fasig-Tipton July Sale: Deadline for KTDF to appear in catalog
  • June 19th, 2015
    - 2015 Fasig-Tipton Summer Selected HORA Sale: Deadline for KTDF to appear in catalog
  • June 29th, 2015
    - 2015 Keeneland September Sale: Deadline for KTDF to appear in catalog
  • September 10th, 2015
    - 2015 Fasig-Tipton October Sale: Deadline for KTDF to appear in catalog
  • September 15th, 2015
    - 2015 Fasig-Tipton November Sale: Deadline for KTDF to appear in catalog

This Day in History

April 18, 1970: The New York State Legislature passed a bill enabling off-track betting.
 


KTA-KTOB News & Announcements

Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC took home four awards at today’s annual KTOB KY-Bred Champions Awards Luncheon hosted at Keeneland Racecourse. KTOB Broodmare of the Year honors went to FUN HOUSE, owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC, who also took home honors as the breeder of KTOB KY-Bred Champion HORSE OF THE YEAR and THREE-YEAR-OLD FILLY, UNTAPABLE. Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC was also named the 2014 recipient of the P.A.B. Widener Trophy for the KTOB Breeder of the Year and named in honor of the donor, P.A.B. Widener, an internationally prominent horseman.
Keeneland has chosen a site in Corbin for a quarter-horse track and entertainment venue that will feature year-round simulcasting of races from elsewhere and hundreds of historical racing terminals, similar to slot machines.
Managing partner in Ashland Park Stables Racing Partnership and Ashland Park Management, a consulting firm. Current board member of Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, and current President of Fayette County Farm Bureau.
Matt Shafer is a fifth-year senior at the University of Kentucky, and he loves the school and the surrounding city.


 



Board Profile:

Managing partner in Ashland Park Stables Racing Partnership and Ashland Park Management, a consulting firm. Current board member of Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, and current President of Fayette County Farm Bureau.