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.
Foal – $60
(By December 31st of the foaling year)
Yearling – $75
(By December 31st of the yearling year)
Horse of Racing Age (2 Years Old & Above) – $350
(Payment & registrations must be completed PRIOR TO ENTRY for the racing wishing to receive KTDF funds)
Stallion – $350/breeding season
(Stallions must be registered annually for each breeding season. Registration deadline is March 1st of each breeding season.)
Click appropriate registration for a printable registration form
KTDF Online Registration
Need to register your horse for the KTDF to receive added KTDF purse money at Kentucky tracks? Register your horse online here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about KTDF? Click below for the FAQ page on KTDF.
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.
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission
4063 Iron Works Parkway, Building B
Lexington, KY 40511
888-KYBREDS (Toll Free)