One of the many benefits a KTA membership provides is the opportunity to participate in the Anthem – KTA Group Employee Benefits Program. Employers whose primary line of business is Thoroughbred related are eligible to take advantage of the program. This Association Program has been in existence for over 30 years and is providing Group Employee Benefits’ coverage to over 175 Kentucky Domiciled employers. These employers represent approximately 3,400 covered lives, joined together to take advantage of larger group pricing.
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
Geaux Rocket Ride rolls in G1 Haskell Stakes
Kentucky-bred Geaux Rocket Ride defeated Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mage in the $1 million Haskell S. (G1) on Saturday, July 22, at Monmouth Park, earning a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) in November.
Arcangelo posts historic win in Belmont Stakes
Kentucky-bred Arcangelo, a lightly-raced son of the late champion Arrogate, stole the show on Saturday, June, 10, winning the 155th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) under Javier Castellano. With the win, trainer Jena Antonucci attained racing immortality, becoming the first female trainer to win the Belmont Stakes. In addition, she also earned the distinction of becoming the first female trainer to win any of the Triple Crown races.