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 

  • 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

May 29, 1946: Two-year-old fillies Chakoora and Uleta became the first Thoroughbreds to complete a transcontinental flight. They were flown from New York to Inglewood, Calif., by the American Air Express Corporation, for a 2,446-mile trip that lasted 20 hours due to adverse weather conditions.
 


KTA-KTOB News & Announcements

Involved in the Thoroughbred breeding and racing business all his life. Father Willie was a Veterinarian and was later Managing Director of Tattersalls Ireland. Graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin 1985. Moved to Kentucky in 1986 initially to Ashford Stud. Managed Creek View Farm from 1988-1992. Manager of Juddmonte Farms from 1992 to present. Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club Farm Manager of the Year 2001.
Churchill Downs Inc. is suing the Daily Racing Form saying the trade publication's online betting site accepted bets on Kentucky Derby and Oaks days without permission.
Owner and Managing Partner of Wintergreen Stallion Station. Part owner and manager of Wintergreen Farm. Worked as an assistant for trainers Mack Miller, Criquette Head, Alex Scott and Tom Proctor. Graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. Current Vice President (KTOB) and Director of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders, Inc.
Keeneland, a key member of the global Thoroughbred racing and sales industry and host of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Thoroughbred Championships, has been selected for induction this year in the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony is June 17 at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville.


 



Board Profile:

Involved in the Thoroughbred breeding and racing business all his life. Father Willie was a Veterinarian and was later Managing Director of Tattersalls Ireland. Graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin 1985. Moved to Kentucky in 1986 initially to Ashford Stud. Managed Creek View Farm from 1988-1992. Manager of Juddmonte Farms from 1992 to present. Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club Farm Manager of the Year 2001.