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. 28, 1982: The brilliant Landaluce, who won her five lifetime starts by a total of 46½ lengths, died of a viral infection. She was buried in the infield at Hollywood Park, where she had won her first two races. Trained by D. Wayne Lukas, Landaluce was later voted champion two-year-old filly of 1982 over another undefeated filly, Princess Rooney.
 


KTA-KTOB News & Announcements

President of Darley Stud Management, LLC. Current Board of Director of Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Inc. Current Board member of Keeneland, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, and Fayette Alliance. Current Chair of the KTOB Foundation Advisory Board. Current member of The Jockey Club and sit on The Jockey Club Health & Safety Committee. Past President and Director of Thoroughbred Club of America and TOBA New Owners Committee. Breeder of European Champion GREEN FOREST.
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.


 



Board Profile:

President of Darley Stud Management, LLC. Current Board of Director of Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Inc. Current Board member of Keeneland, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, and Fayette Alliance. Current Chair of the KTOB Foundation Advisory Board. Current member of The Jockey Club and sit on The Jockey Club Health & Safety Committee. Past President and Director of Thoroughbred Club of America and TOBA New Owners Committee. Breeder of European Champion GREEN FOREST.