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
Authentic wins a Kentucky Derby (G1) for the ages
Authentic’s gallant victory in the 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1) Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs marked the 102nd time in history that a Kentucky-bred horse has won the nation’s most prestigious race.
Kentucky-breds in dominant sweep of Kentucky Oaks (G1)
Shedaresthedevil led a 1-2-3 finish by Kentucky-bred fillies in Friday’s $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs.