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
Kentucky-breds take flight at Breeders’ Cup World Championships
In the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Keeneland Nov. 4-5, Kentucky-breds captured seven events—highlighted by Flightline’s resounding win in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). This year’s victories give Kentucky-breds 240 Breeders’ Cup victories, more than any other state or country.
Pretty Mischievous prevails in 149th Kentucky Oaks
Godolphin homebred Pretty Mischievous overcame a wide draw and a wide trip and held off a late charge from Gambling Girl to prevail in the 149th running of the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs on Friday.