Thank you to the Organizations Funding the Program
Ashford Stud, BIM Group, Castleton Lyons, Inc., Claiborne Farm,
Crowe, LLP, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC, Denali Stud, Gainesway Farm, Godolphin USA, Juddmonte Farms, Keeneland Association, KTA/KTOB, Lanes End Farm, Margaux Farm LLC, Mill Ridge Farm,
Mt. Brilliant Farm LLC, NTRA, Pin Oak Stud, Runnymede Farm,
Shadwell Farm, Spendthrift Farm LLC, Stonestreet Farms, Taylor Made, Three Chimneys Farm, William T. Young Foundation, Inc.,
WinStar Farm LLC
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
Café Pharoah victorious in Japan’s Grade 1 February Stakes
Café Pharoah became the first Grade 1 winner in Japan for his Triple Crown-winning sire American Pharoah, sweeping to an impressive victory in Sunday’s February Stakes (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse, a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar in November.
Champions Essential Quality and Monomoy Girl victorious in their 2021 bows
Kentucky-breds Essential Quality, the champion 2-year-old male of 2020, and dual champion Monomoy Girl, both registered stylish victories in the first starts of their 2021 campaigns for trainer Brad Cox at Oaklawn Park.