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Nine of the 10 runners in the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico May 15, are Kentucky-breds, including leading contenders Concert Tour and Midnight Bourbon. Concert Tour and Midnight Bourbon, along with Ram, Keepmeinmind, Crowded Trade, Rombauer, France Go de Ina, Unbridled Honor, and Risk Taking will try to knock off Kentucky… Read more

May 14, 2021

Kentucky-bred Channel Cat led at every call and fended off race favorite Gufo to win the $700,000 Man o’War Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park on May 8. Ridden by John Velazquez, Channel Cat broke sharply and led the eight-horse field through fast early fractions of :22.60 for the quarter-mile and :47.53 for the half over… Read more

May 10, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 7, 2021 Contact: Chauncey Morris Executive Director, KTA/KTOB (859) 447-5688 KTA/KTOB Elects Officers and Directors for 2021 LEXINGTON, KY, The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA) and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (KTOB) elected Officers and members of the Board of Directors.The Officers of KTA/KTOB serve two-year terms and are voted… Read more

May 7, 2021

Kentucky-breds Gamine and Flagstaff recorded Grade 1 wins on the Kentucky Derby undercard at Churchill Downs on May 1, with Gamine running her rivals off their feet in the Derby City Distaff Stakes (G1) and Flagstaff prevailing in a blanket finish in the Churchill Downs Stakes (G1). Despite stumbling at the start, Gamine made short… Read more

May 4, 2021

Kentucky-bred Malathaat remained undefeated in five starts with a determined win over Search Results in the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) on April 30. Ridden by John Velazquez for Shadwell Stable—owner Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum passed away in March— Malathaat rated in behind runners down the backstretch. She ranged into contention around the… Read more

April 30, 2021

Last year’s Kentucky Oaks (G1) victress Shedaresthedevil remained perfect at Churchill Downs on April 30, running her rivals off their feet in the La Troienne Stakes (G1) on Kentucky Oaks day. Owned by Qatar Racing, Flurry Racing Stables, and Big Aut Farms, Shedaresthedevil put away a determined Envoutante in the late stages to win the… Read more

April 30, 2021

Godolphin’s Kentucky-bred Essential Quality will put his unbeaten streak on the line as the 2-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 20 in Saturday’s 147th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs. Seventeen of the 20 Kentucky Derby entrants are Kentucky-bred. The Champion 2-Year-Old Colt of 2020, Essential Quality is perfect in five… Read more

April 27, 2021

Undefeated Kentucky-bred Malathaat has been installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 147th Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs. Kentucky-breds are assured of a fifth consecutive win in the Oaks as all 14 runners in this year’s Kentucky Oaks field are bred in Kentucky. Malathaat, owned by Shadwell Stable and bred in the Bluegrass… Read more

April 26, 2021

With the highly anticipated clash between champions Swiss Skydiver and Monomoy Girl taking place in the Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park on April 17, the $1 million event figured to be decided by a Kentucky-bred. After the dust settled, however, it was Kentucky-bred Letruska springing the mild upset and getting the best of… Read more

April 19, 2021

Kentucky-bred Super Stock secured a berth in the Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 1 with a facile victory in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park on April 10. Fellow Kentucky-breds Caddo River finished second and the previously undefeated Concert Tour held third. Owned by Erv Woolsey and Keith Asmussen and trained by… Read more

April 17, 2021