The Most Coveted
Horses In The World
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
2010-2019 A decade of excellence for Kentucky-breds
As the decade winds to a close, The KTA would like to congratulate breeders all across the Commonwealth who helped bring unparalleled success to the Kentucky breeding program over the past 10 years.
Tom’s d’Etat hits milestone in winning $600,000 Clark Handicap (G1)
Kentucky-bred Tom’s d’Etat wrapped up 2019 as racing’s newest millionaire with his 3 1/4-length victory in the $600,000 Clark H. (G1) on Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs.