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 

  • February 16th, 2015
    - 2015 Keeneland April Two-Year-Old Sale: Deadline for KTDF to appear in catalog

This Day in History

Oct. 31, 1964: Seven-year-old Kelso won his fifth consecutive Jockey Club Gold Cup, a record. In each of those races, Kelso was the odds-on favorite.
 


KTA-KTOB News & Announcements

After the 2014 Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs was hit with backlash from some unhappy owners who felt they'd been given less than VIP treatment so the racetrack has a plan to fix that. Churchill announced Wednesday a $4.2 million renovation of its trackside owners' suites that will accommodate up to 18 people, compared with the six previous spots in an owners' box.
Keeneland’s 2014 Fall Meet, highlighted by the debut of a new dirt surface, the track’s first $1 million race and world-class racing that produced a large contingent of Breeders’ Cup-bound horses, closed Saturday with the third-highest Fall season attendance in Keeneland history.
Tim was raised in the Thoroughbred breeding industry and began his career working for the families’ Threave Main Stud in Paris, Kentucky. He has been the General Manager of Brereton Jones’ Airdrie Stud in Midway, Kentucky since 1988. Currently serves on the board of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders. Past President of the KY Farm Managers Club and past director of the Thoroughbred Club of America.
Bryan Beccia was released from Blackburn Correctional Complex on Oct. 3, 2011. Beccia, former exercise rider of 2001 Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos, lost his license in 2006 after being sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug charges related to methamphetamine.


 



Board Profile:

Tim was raised in the Thoroughbred breeding industry and began his career working for the families’ Threave Main Stud in Paris, Kentucky. He has been the General Manager of Brereton Jones’ Airdrie Stud in Midway, Kentucky since 1988. Currently serves on the board of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders. Past President of the KY Farm Managers Club and past director of the Thoroughbred Club of America.