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
Kentucky-bred Van Gogh Named Cartier European Champion
Kentucky-bred Van Gogh was named Cartier Champion 2-Year-Old Colt in Europe on Friday, joining fellow Kentucky-bred Roaring Lion as recent European champions. Roaring Lion was named Horse of the Year and Champion 3-Year-Old Colt in 2018.
sweep in Clark Stakes
Kentucky-bred Bodexpress grabbed the lead with three sixteenths of a mile to run and fended off a stern challenge from fellow Kentucky-bred Code of Honor to triumph in the $500,000 Clark S. (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 27. Owendale finished third, completing a Kentucky-bred sweep of the top three placings.