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 

  • 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

Sept. 3, 1956: Swaps ended his racing career with a victory in the Washington Park Handicap at Washington Park. He was subsequently named Horse of the Year.
 


KTA-KTOB News & Announcements

Keeneland today unveiled a new dirt racing surface that was installed this summer on its 1 1/16-mile main track. The dirt track is now open for training and will be featured when racing resumes at Keeneland for the Fall Meet, Oct. 3-25.
Kentucky Downs is preparing for its rich five-day all turf racing season which gets underway on Saturday, September 6. Lucrative rewards are in store, and not just for horsemen. Handicappers are invited to enter the $15,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge qualifying handicapping tournament on Wednesday, September 10.
The board of directors of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (CDI or Company) named William C. Carstanjen as the Company’s 12th Chief Executive Officer (CEO), a position held by Robert L. Evans since August 2006. Carstanjen has been the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer since March 2011.
While no candidate for Kentucky governor is actively campaigning against a constitutional amendment on casino gambling, the issue appears to be waning, even among its supporters.


 



Board Profile:

Walker is the fourth generation of Hancock’s to run his family’s Claiborne Farm which was established in 1910. Claiborne has been a part of his entire life as he learned to work and handle horses at the early age of eight. After attending Sayre School in Lexington, Walker went on to attend the University of Florida where he majored in Animal Sciences with a minor in Agricultural Sales and Marketing. During summer vacations from school, Walker would work at Claiborne with the yearling sales prep team. As a requirement from his major, he needed to fulfill an internship within his respective industry. Walker had the opportunity to fill that obligation in the summer of 2010 working alongside the Keeneland Sales Inspection team. Upon graduation from Florida in May of 2012, Walker went to work for trainer Al Stall, first at Saratoga, then at Keeneland. For the 2013 breeding season, Walker was the resident vet technician at Claiborne. Once the breeding season ended, he spent time shadowing his father Seth, as well as Claiborne’s farm manager Bradley Purcell, taking a larger role in the Keeneland September Sale consignment as well as day-to-day farm operations. In early 2014, Walker became the President of Claiborne Farm and Seth Hancock became Chairman of the Board.