Horse Care Workers
We are thankful to all the brave men and women who have continued their outstanding care of the horses during these uncertain times
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund is a unique program to benefit owners and their Kentucky-sired, Kentucky-foaled runners. Its aim is to upgrade the overall quality of racing in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
“The education that you get in Kentucky is something that you can’t necessarily go to school for. Kentucky is the school.”
– Garrett O’Rourke
“Kentucky is the place to breed and raise top-level thoroughbreds. No question about it. The numbers speak for themselves.”
– Walker Hancock
“There’s a long, rich history of how this ground here in Kentucky, and the limestone in the water and everything that comes with it, produces the perfect racehorse.”
– Sean Tugel
“Life is good. Kentucky has treated us well. I don’t think we’d change it for anything. This is the place to send your mare to breed the best stallions, without a doubt, in the world.”
– Alan Fitzsimons
Siskin, Crossfirehurricane lead KY-bred graded stakes double at The Curragh
Undefeated Siskin and Crossfirehurricane both extended their unbeaten records on June 12 at The Curragh, with Siskin winning the Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1) and Crossfirehurricane the Gallinule S. (G3).
Vekoma, Improbable among KY-Bred early June Grade 1 winners
Kentucky-breds won a quartet of Grade 1 races on the first Saturday in June, stretching from Kameko’s stirring win in the 2000 Guineas S. at Newmarket in England, to Improbable’s dominant score in the Hollywood Gold Cup at Santa Anita Park.