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 

  • August 1st
    - Keeneland November Sale: Deadline for KTDF to appear in catalog
  • September 12th
    - Fasig-Tipton October Sale: Deadline for KTDF to appear in catalog
  • September 19th
    - Fasig-Tipton November Sale: Deadline for KTDF to appear in catalog

This Day in History

July 31, 1972: Secretariat, ridden for the first time by Ron Turcotte, won his second victory in three starts, on opening day at Saratoga Racecourse. The pair were sent off at odds of 2-5.
 


KTA-KTOB News & Announcements

In 1994, Neil was named Farm Manager of the Year. He was the Manager of Eaton Farms, Inc. and Eaton-Williams Sales Agency for 14 years. From 1992 to 1998, Neil was the General Manager of Calumet Farm. He assumed the General Manager’s position at Gainesway Farm in 1998.
Keeneland Race Course is delaying plans to begin offering instant racing on its Lexington campus because of the 2015 Breeders' Cup.
Blue Grass Farm Charities will host their Back To School Backpack Giveaway on August 5th, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Keeneland's transition from polytrack to a natural dirt surface continues progressing, with the latest addition the dirt itself.


 



Board Profile:

In 1994, Neil was named Farm Manager of the Year. He was the Manager of Eaton Farms, Inc. and Eaton-Williams Sales Agency for 14 years. From 1992 to 1998, Neil was the General Manager of Calumet Farm. He assumed the General Manager’s position at Gainesway Farm in 1998.