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 12th
    - Fasig-Tipton October Sale: Deadline for KTDF to appear in catalog
  • September 19th
    - Fasig-Tipton November Sale: Deadline for KTDF to appear in catalog

This Day in History

July 23, 1985: A bay colt, Seattle Dancer, son of Nijinsky II and the mare My Charmer, sold to Robert Sangster for $13.1 million-the record price for a Thoroughbred. Seattle Dancer, a half brother to 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, raced five times as a three-year-old to earn less than $150,000 from two wins, one second and one third before he was retired. The previous record for a horse sold at auction was $10.2 million, paid by Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum in 1983 for Snaafi Dancer, who never raced.
 


KTA-KTOB News & Announcements

Craig Bandoroff is the owner, with his wife Holly, of Denali Stud in Paris, Kentucky. Denali Stud is a boarding operation mostly involved in breeding and raising horses for the commercial market. Denali is also a consignment agency and consistently has been a leading top 5 consignor in the industry over the past 10 years. Bandoroff is also a breeder with a broodmare band of about 15 mares. Champion Serena's Song has resided at Denali Stud her entire broodmare career and the farm raised KY Derby winner & Dubai World Cup winner, Animal Kingdom.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Wednesday approved the disbursement of $1 million to the state’s racetracks from a legislative appropriation, with part of the money being used to cover a shortfall in the purse fund at Churchill Downs.
Attendees who register for the inaugural Thoroughbred Owner Conference in Lexington, Ky., scheduled for October 13 – 16, 2014, by Friday, August 15, will receive an iPad mini as a bonus upon arrival at the conference, it was announced today.
David, born in 1960 in Dublin, Ireland, completed the Irish National Stud course in 1984. David worked for Shug McGaughey 6 years as an exercise rider and 2 years as an assistant trainer to Peter Vestel. David started training on his own in December of 1993. Notable horses he has trained are Marshua’s River, American Chance, Connected, Fire Slam, Denis of Cork, Selva and Acoma. His favorite moment in the sport was winning the 2010 G1 Spinster Stakes at Keeneland with Aroma. David, his wife, Kim, and children Aisling and Declan reside in Louisville.


 



Board Profile:

Craig Bandoroff is the owner, with his wife Holly, of Denali Stud in Paris, Kentucky. Denali Stud is a boarding operation mostly involved in breeding and raising horses for the commercial market. Denali is also a consignment agency and consistently has been a leading top 5 consignor in the industry over the past 10 years. Bandoroff is also a breeder with a broodmare band of about 15 mares. Champion Serena's Song has resided at Denali Stud her entire broodmare career and the farm raised KY Derby winner & Dubai World Cup winner, Animal Kingdom.