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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
Graded stakes juveniles earn Breeders’ Cup berths at Woodbine and Churchill Downs
Topped by a pair of Grade 1 winners at Woodbine, four Kentucky-bred 2-year-olds earned automatic berths in the upcoming Breeders’ Cup with victories in “Win and You’re In” challenge races over the Sept. 14-15 weekend.
Kentucky-breds reign over first three days of Keeneland sale
Topped by an $8.2 million filly that sold on Wednesday, Kentucky-based stallions and breeders had a remarkable Book 1 of the 2019 Keeneland September Yearling sale.