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Kentucky-breds have unmatched international appeal at Keeneland September, and buyers from around the globe have made Kentucky-bred yearlings the most coveted horses in the world.
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
Vino Rosso makes it six straight Kentucky-bred Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winners
With his scintillating win in Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park, Vino Rosso became the sixth consecutive winner of the race to be bred in Kentucky, and the 25th in the 36 runnings of the race.
Kentucky breds take four of five races on Breeders’ Cup Friday
The 2019 Breeders’ Cup kicked off Friday with five 2-year-old races, with Kentucky-breds taking four of the five events, winning both dirt events and two of three on the turf.