Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund
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. It is an incentive program that seeks to encourage owners to buy from Kentucky markets, to board and breed mares on Kentucky farms, to mate them with Kentucky stallions, then to race the Kentucky-foaled produce over Kentucky tracks. This program was created in 1978 KRS 230.400 – and placed under the general jurisdiction of the Kentucky Racing Commission. A five-member Advisory Committee is appointed on July 1st of each year to advise and assist the Commission with the implementation of this program.
KTDF Registration Form
(For foals, yearlings & horses of racing age)
KTDF Stallion Registration Form
Foal – $75
(By December 31st of the foaling year)
Yearling – $100
(By December 31st of the yearling year)
Horse of Racing Age (2 Years Old & Above) – $350
(Payment & registrations must be completed PRIOR TO CLOSE OF ENTRIES)
Stallion – See the tiered registration fee schedule below
(Stallions must be registered annually for each breeding season. Registration deadline is March 1st of each breeding season.)
**KTDF Stallion Registrations are no longer available to be processed online
If you have a time sensitive registration outside
of our normal hours, you may contact:
KTDF Online Registration
Need to register your horse for the KTDF to receive added KTDF purse money at Kentucky tracks?
Horses of Racing Age must be registered PRIOR to close of entries to receive KTDF purse monies
KTDF Registration Status
Want to make sure your horses are eligible for added KTDF purse money at Kentucky tracks?
Click here for a list of KTDF Registered Stallions for the 2023 Breeding Season
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about KTDF?
Questions Regarding KTDF
Jenny McGaughey, Director of KTDF Registration
(T) 859-259-1643 or (M) 859-361-6002
Kentucky Breeders’ Incentive Fund
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders’ Incentive Fund, handled by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, was established in 2005 and consists of 80 percent of all receipts collected from the sales and use tax on the fees paid for breeding a stallion to a mare in Kentucky with any other money contributed, appropriated or allocated to the fund from all other sources.
Registering your unborn foal with the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders’ Incentive Fund allows the breeder of record to win cash awards in races throughout the world, as well as all over the U.S.A. In fact, since the inception of the program, the KBIF has awarded over $140 million dollars to breeders for winning eligible races.
Click here for more information on KBIF
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission
4063 Iron Works Parkway, Building B
Lexington, KY 40511
888-KYBREDS (Toll Free)