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 

  • August 1st
    - Keeneland November Sale: Deadline for KTDF to appear in catalog
  • 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

Aug. 2, 1864: America's oldest Thoroughbred racetrack, Saratoga Racecourse, opened its inaugural meet with four days of racing. Since then it has been the site of some of racing's most famous upsets. Man o' War suffered his only loss in 21 starts while racing at Saratoga, and Triple Crown champion Gallant Fox was defeated by a 100-1 shot named Jim Dandy in Saratoga's 1930 Travers, prompting the track to be called "the graveyard of favorites."
 


KTA-KTOB News & Announcements

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is pleased to announce the significant and growing support it is receiving from the sales sector. While participation varies from sale to sale, comparing 2013 to 2014, the average Buyer participation at all sales has increased by 6% (49.5 to 52.4) with over half of Buyers now participating. Consignor participation at all sales grew 7% over last year (72.5 to 77.8) with nearly 80% of Consignors getting behind TAA. During January this year through the end of June, Buyers have contributed $61,996.04; Consignors have contributed $81,789.95 and the Sales Companies have invested $106,625.45 in TAA’s mission to ensure industry-wide funding for accredited organizations that care for retired Thoroughbreds.
Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. (SHRI) and Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (Nasdaq:CHDN) announced they have executed a binding term sheet and are close to finalizing a five-year management contract wherein CDI will manage Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs, NY and Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk, CO. Once finalized, the management contract will become effective as soon as CDI obtains necessary licenses and approvals in New York and Colorado.
In 1994, Neil was named Farm Manager of the Year. He was the Manager of Eaton Farms, Inc. and Eaton-Williams Sales Agency for 14 years. From 1992 to 1998, Neil was the General Manager of Calumet Farm. He assumed the General Manager’s position at Gainesway Farm in 1998.
Keeneland Race Course is delaying plans to begin offering instant racing on its Lexington campus because of the 2015 Breeders' Cup.


 



Board Profile:

In 1994, Neil was named Farm Manager of the Year. He was the Manager of Eaton Farms, Inc. and Eaton-Williams Sales Agency for 14 years. From 1992 to 1998, Neil was the General Manager of Calumet Farm. He assumed the General Manager’s position at Gainesway Farm in 1998.