Kentucky breeding

More Than $14 Million Awarded To Kentucky Breeders From Thoroughbred Incentive Fund

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) announces today the release of the 2019 Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders’ Incentive Funds (KBIF), totaling more than $14.3 million. The incentive fund encourages Thoroughbred horse owners and breeders to conduct business in Kentucky, benefiting the state’s economy and ensuring horse racing remains one of Kentucky’s renowned industries. To qualify for […]

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‘Local Interest’ Convinces Ramsey To Keep Kitten’s Joy In The U.S.

Ken Ramsey was convinced that sending his homebred Kitten’s Joy overseas was the only option remaining for the “underappreciated” stallion. After he announced that decision to the public, an outpouring of support from local Kentucky breeders convinced Ramsey to change his mind. According to, the 16-year-old son of El Prado will be staying in the […]

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KY: Approximately $10.8 Million In Breeders’ Incentive Funds To Be Awarded

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) announced today the release of the 2016 Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders’ Incentive Funds (KBIF). The 2016 awards total approximately $10.8 million for Kentucky breeders. The KBIF was implemented in 2005 to ensure the strength of Kentucky’s equine industry by awarding funds to individuals that choose to breed a thoroughbred in […]

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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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KY: Over $10.5 Million In Breeders’ Incentive Funds To Be Awarded

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) announced today the release of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders’ Incentive Funds, totaling more than $10.5 million on nearly 4,000 races. KTBIF horses won 260 graded races in the U.S. and 31 group pattern races in Canada, England, France and Ireland. 2015 was a successful year for Kentucky-breds with the […]

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Spendthrift’s B. Wayne Hughes Named Richest Kentuckian

With a net worth of approximately $2.5 billion, B. Wayne Hughes topped Forbes’ 2015 list of the richest individuals in the state of Kentucky. The 82-year-old owner of Lexington-based Spendthrift Farm, Hughes made his fortune in the self-storage business with a company called Public Storage, which boasts 2,200 locations across the world. Hughes purchased the […]

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Matt Lyons Named Vice-President Of Woodford Thoroughbreds

John and Susan Sykes, owners of Woodford Thoroughbreds LLC, announced today that Matt Lyons has been named Vice-President and General Manager of the farms in Versailles, Ky. and Reddick, Fl. Mr. Lyons has been at Woodford since 2007 with the title of General Farm Manager. A native of Ireland, Mr. Lyons first came to the […]

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Taylor Made Buys Coburn Interest In Chrome; Colt May Race Again

Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., has purchased Steve Coburn’s minority share in 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. The Daily Racing Form reports that California Chrome, who is currently stabled at Arlington Park, will ship to Kentucky later this week to recuperate at Taylor […]

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A Voice From The Farm: Why American Pharoah’s Victory ‘Meant So Much’

American Pharoah spent his formative months in my backyard. My boyfriend and I live on the property where he was raised from a young foal to a weanling, although now the farm is under new ownership. A good friend of mine was the photographer who snapped the foal picture that everyone has shared on Facebook. And […]

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