The Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund (KTDF) consists of money allocated to the fund through an excise tax imposed on all tracks conducting pari-mutuel wagering under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
The program was created
in 1978 under KRS 230.400. It 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.
Each year, by July 1, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission appoints an advisory committee to assist in the development of the supplemental purse program for Kentucky-bred thoroughbreds. Additionally, the committee is charged with establishing guidelines for which the purses are to be administered to promote, enhance, improve and encourage development of thoroughbred breeding in Kentucky.
How To Nominate:
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Inc. is recognized as the sole official registrar for the KTDF. For questions regarding the registrar or to nominate to the KTDF, please contact The Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (KTOB).
To Nominate Contact KTOB at 859-259-1643