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

Nov. 23, 2006: Horse racing returned to the Fair Grounds in New Orleans for the first time since the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. A record opening day crowd of 8,732 watched the action on a warm Thanksgiving afternoon.
 


KTA-KTOB News & Announcements

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s Welfare and Safety Committee scrutinized the state’s rules on shockwave therapy on Thursday afternoon with a fact-finding session designed to help regulators prevent abuse of the practice. The treatment, which consists of sending short, high pressure pulses to select areas of the body, has been shown to aid healing for horses and humans but comes with a temporary pain relief that is problematic for regulators.
Involved in the Thoroughbred breeding and racing business all his life. Father Willie was a Veterinarian and was later Managing Director of Tattersalls Ireland. Graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin 1985. Moved to Kentucky in 1986 initially to Ashford Stud. Managed Creek View Farm from 1988-1992. Manager of Juddmonte Farms from 1992 to present. Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club Farm Manager of the Year 2001.
The Kentucky General Assembly Interim Joint Subcommittee on Horse Farming was given a generally positive update on the status of the racing and breeding industry in the state Nov. 12 in light of years of declines triggered in part by national economic conditions.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission expects equine drug test results that had been delayed at the LGC laboratory by up to four months to be back on schedule by Thanksgiving.


 



Board Profile:

Involved in the Thoroughbred breeding and racing business all his life. Father Willie was a Veterinarian and was later Managing Director of Tattersalls Ireland. Graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin 1985. Moved to Kentucky in 1986 initially to Ashford Stud. Managed Creek View Farm from 1988-1992. Manager of Juddmonte Farms from 1992 to present. Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club Farm Manager of the Year 2001.