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
    -  Fasig-Tipton July Sale: Deadilne for KTDF to appear in catalog

 

This Day in History

April 16, 1995: At age 25, Kent Desormeaux became the youngest jockey to reach the 3,000-wins mark when he rode Maisonaire to victory at Santa Anita Park.
 


KTA-KTOB News & Announcements

Phil Sims was born and raised in Kentucky on a horse and cattle farm. Phil has been active in the Thoroughbred business for over 25 years as a trainer, owner and breeder. He continues to support Thoroughbred racing in the state of Kentucky and he keeps a stable of 20 horses in training year round at Keeneland. His biggest racing success was G1 winner Hot Cha Cha. Phil owns and operates a farm in central Kentucky and his son Matthew is his main assistant at the race track.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed two bills on Thursday and Friday dealing with racing issues, including a bill establishing a 0.5 percent tax on bets made by residents through account-wagering companies.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission issued the following news release:. In short, appropriate substances are those prescribed by a veterinarian to treat a specific horse following a specific diagnosis utilizing substances that have been authorized by the Federal Drug Administration directly for horses or extra label use.
Today, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (PAST Act) (S.1406). The PAST Act would strengthen the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and finally end the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, and Racking Horses. The AHC has been working to advance this important piece of legislation in both the Senate and House and is pleased it is one step closer to passage. *** Courtesy of the American Horse Council


 



Board Profile:

Phil Sims was born and raised in Kentucky on a horse and cattle farm. Phil has been active in the Thoroughbred business for over 25 years as a trainer, owner and breeder. He continues to support Thoroughbred racing in the state of Kentucky and he keeps a stable of 20 horses in training year round at Keeneland. His biggest racing success was G1 winner Hot Cha Cha. Phil owns and operates a farm in central Kentucky and his son Matthew is his main assistant at the race track.