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 19th
    - Fasig-Tipton November Sale: Deadline for KTDF to appear in catalog

This Day in History

Sept. 23, 2000: The 13-day Keeneland September Sale concluded with gross sales of $291,827,100, topping the previous mark of $233,020,800 set last year.
 


KTA-KTOB News & Announcements

Owner & operater of Trackside Farm in Versailles, KY since 1986. Current Board member of Kentucky Equine Management Internship and the Horse Farm Workers’ Educational Assistance Fund. 2002 Kentucky Horse Farm Manager of the Year.
TOBA Pedigree & Conformation Clinic (October 18-19 in Lexington, Ky). Clinic highlights include: conformation discussions by a Hagyard veterinarian, evaluate conformation of sale yearlings at Fasig-Tipton, visit Ashford Stud and discuss conformation management and correctional procedures, discuss pedigree theories and planning matings, enjoy a private lunch and afternoon of racing at Keeneland.
The Jockey Club today reported that 2,230 stallions covered 36,656 mares in North America during 2013, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 9, 2014. These breedings have resulted in 21,697 live foals of 2014 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports received as of Sept. 9, 2014.
Dermot Ryan is the manager of Ashford Stud, the American division of Coolmore Stud. A native of Co. Tipperary, Ireland, Dermot graduated from the Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeding Course before taking a position with Coolmore Stud in Ireland. Following eight years working for Coolmore in Ireland, Dermot relocated to Coolmore America in 1993. Dermot was a founding member of the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association and also spent two terms on the board of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation.


 



Board Profile:

Owner & operater of Trackside Farm in Versailles, KY since 1986. Current Board member of Kentucky Equine Management Internship and the Horse Farm Workers’ Educational Assistance Fund. 2002 Kentucky Horse Farm Manager of the Year.