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 21, 1973: In a surprising defeat, Secretariat finished third to stablemate Angle Light and runner-up Sham in the Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct, his last start before sweeping the Triple Crown. The following day, Secretariat was found to have had an abscess in his mouth, which may have caused him discomfort while racing.
 


KTA-KTOB News & Announcements

Frank Brothers has had a life long interest in horses that dates back to his early childhood. He trained Thoroughbreds from 1980 to April 2009 and maintained both a public and a private stable at various times. During his training tenure he maintained a win percentage of around 24% while winning over 2,200 races, including over 175 stakes races. Among those stakes winners were Hansel, multiple Grade I winner of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes and three-year-old Champion; Secret Hello (GI); Arch (GI); Pulpit (GII); Mighty (GII); Oath (GI) and, more recently, Madcap Escapade (GI) and First Samurai (GI). Many of these horses Frank purchased at auction and developed into stakes winners. While Frank has raced in every major racing jurisdiction in the country, he raced primarily in Kentucky and South Florida for the last 15 years and resides in Louisville, KY with his wife, former jockey, Donna Barton Brothers. Since retiring from training horses, Brothers now works on the Keeneland yearlings inspection team and serves as a bloodstock agent and racing advisor to Starlight Racing and a other clients. Frank is responsible for the purchase of Champion Shanghai Bobby, graded stakes winner Algorithms, and G2 winner Intense Holiday for Starlight Racing.
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.


 



Board Profile:

Frank Brothers has had a life long interest in horses that dates back to his early childhood. He trained Thoroughbreds from 1980 to April 2009 and maintained both a public and a private stable at various times. During his training tenure he maintained a win percentage of around 24% while winning over 2,200 races, including over 175 stakes races. Among those stakes winners were Hansel, multiple Grade I winner of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes and three-year-old Champion; Secret Hello (GI); Arch (GI); Pulpit (GII); Mighty (GII); Oath (GI) and, more recently, Madcap Escapade (GI) and First Samurai (GI). Many of these horses Frank purchased at auction and developed into stakes winners. While Frank has raced in every major racing jurisdiction in the country, he raced primarily in Kentucky and South Florida for the last 15 years and resides in Louisville, KY with his wife, former jockey, Donna Barton Brothers. Since retiring from training horses, Brothers now works on the Keeneland yearlings inspection team and serves as a bloodstock agent and racing advisor to Starlight Racing and a other clients. Frank is responsible for the purchase of Champion Shanghai Bobby, graded stakes winner Algorithms, and G2 winner Intense Holiday for Starlight Racing.