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 3rd, 2015
    - 2015 Keeneland November 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

Aug. 3, 1971: The yearling Secretariat was shod on his front feet for the first time and transferred to the Meadow training center for breaking.
 


KTA-KTOB News & Announcements

Matt Bevin told a thoroughbred industry group Thursday that he supports the continuance of the historical horse racing games that opponents say are slot machines.
After 140 years of Standardbred racing, The Red Mile in Lexington has stepped into another new era with a modernized simulcast wagering section that foreshadows even more renovations.
The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the return of the popular Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) on August 18, 2015 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky. KENA is a dinner and educational series open to both equine professionals and horse owners and will feature a networking reception from 5:30-6:00 PM, followed by dinner with the main speaker from 6-8 PM.
United Tote, a leading supplier of pari-mutuel accounting services, totalisator systems, equipment and technology that processes wagers and payouts at facilities worldwide, announced it has signed renewals to provide pari-mutuel wagering technology services to Keeneland and The Red Mile, both in Lexington, KY. United Tote has provided totalisator services to The Red Mile since 1983 and Keeneland since 1995 and this renewal carries particular significance due to the upcoming Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland and the recent move to combined simulcasting at the brand new shared facility in The Red Mile.


 



Board Profile:

Craig Bandoroff is the owner, with his wife Holly, of Denali Stud in Paris, Kentucky. Denali Stud is a boarding operation mostly involved in breeding and raising horses for the commercial market. Denali is also a consignment agency and consistently has been a leading top 5 consignor in the industry over the past 10 years. Bandoroff is also a breeder with a broodmare band of about 15 mares. Champion Serena's Song has resided at Denali Stud her entire broodmare career and the farm raised KY Derby winner & Dubai World Cup winner, Animal Kingdom.