Chauncey Morris

Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Steering Committee Holds Meeting

The Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Steering Committee met in New York City on Dec. 18 to discuss next steps on advancing safety in Thoroughbred racing. The committee gathered to progress reforms and formalize membership efforts. Reforms The initial medication, organizational and operational reforms unveiled last month continue to gain traction within the Thoroughbred racing community. Members […]

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The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (KTA/KTOB) have launched a newly redesigned website at The comprehensive website features a streamlined, responsive design, allowing the site to be fully functional and aesthetically pleasing on all devices. The data-rich website allows for online registration of Kentucky-breds and Kentucky stallions, as well as downloadable registration […]

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New Kentucky-Bred Award Tops 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover Special Offerings

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced a full slate of new and returning special awards will be offered at the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. The 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover takes place October 2-5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Inc. (KTOB) are sponsoring […]

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Justify Named Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners And Breeders Horse Of The Year, Stage Magic Named Broodmare Of The Year

Justify, winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, was named Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders during today’s KTOB awards luncheon at Keeneland. The KTOB recognized 12 other Kentucky-breds at the luncheon, led by Broodmare of the Year Stage Magic, the dam of Justify, and awards were […]

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Kentucky Equine Education Project’s Conference Set To Become Annual Event

Now that the Kentucky Equine Education Project’s first KEEP Equine Industry Conference is in the books, plans are in the works to make it an annual event for the commonwealth’s multi-breed horse industry. At total of 156 people registered for the conference Tuesday at the Embassy Suites hotel. The four panel discussions featured speakers working […]

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Historic Racing In Kentucky On Track To Hit $2 Billion In Handle This Year

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved a measure Tuesday to increase registration fees for the state’s Thoroughbred Development Fund. The fee structure increase is the first in 12 years, per Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders’ Fund executive director Chauncey Morris, and is anticipated to bring in $65,000 between January and the end of the fiscal year, […]

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Kentucky-Bred Registration Fees Going Up In 2017

During the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s regular meeting on Sept. 6, commissioners approved a registration fee increase for Kentucky-breds that had been suggested by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund in August, reports The fee structure had not been altered since 2004. “Kentucky’s racing circuit is bucking national trends in numbers of starters, handle, and […]

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World Equestrian Games 2018: Back To Lexington?

On July 22, the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) announced that the 2018 World Equestrian Games would no longer be hosted by Bromont, Quebec in Canada. According to, officials at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington are hopeful that they will get the chance to host the games once again. The Kentucky Horse Park hosted […]

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Fravel: Barr-Tonko Bill ‘Creates A System That Makes Sense’

Prominent figures from the horse racing industry appeared on Thursday before members of the U.S. Congress to discuss the future of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015 (H.R. 3084).  The industry representatives were invited to participate in the panel by Congressional Horse Caucus Co-Chairs Andy Barr (R-Ky.) and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), who introduced the […]

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