Orb's connections celebrate in the Winner's Circle after the Kentucky Derby.

Orb's connections celebrate in the Winner's Circle after the Kentucky Derby.

Anne M. Eberhardt

Orb's Connections Receive KY Breeder Award

Homebred earned an additional $50,000 for Stuart S. Janney III and Phipps Stables.

Stuart S. Janney III and Phipps Stables, who bred and race Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb , will receive an additional $50,000 bonus as a result of the colt's May 4 victory.

The son of Malibu Moon Lady Liberty, bred in Kentucky and foaled at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, will be awarded the bonus from the Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund.

According to a release, since 2006, the Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund has awarded Kentucky breeders more than $1.3 million for winning the Derby and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). A division of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, the KBIF has awarded more than $87 million to Kentucky breeders for winning eligible races worldwide. KBIF awards earned on 2013 races will be distributed during the first quarter of 2014.

"The quality and pedigree of the Kentucky Thoroughbred continues to set the pace around the world," Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said in the release. "The added incentive to breed Thoroughbreds in Kentucky and receive funds for winning eligible national and international races is a great boost to Kentucky's breeding business."

There will be no such bonus for this year's Oaks winner, Princess of Sylmar, who was bred in Pennsylvania by Ed Stanco and races for Stanco's King of Prussia Stables. Bonuses under that state's incentive program are paid only to qualified horses that win races within Pennsylvania.

Princess of Sylmar is the second Pennsylvania-bred winner of the Oaks within the past three years, following the 2011 success of Plum Pretty. Although she also missed out on the Kentucky breeder award, Plum Pretty earned an $86,100 award for breeder DDS Stables and a $43,050 owner's award for Peachtree Stable under the Pennsylvania program when she won the Cotillion Stakes (gr. II) at Philadelphia's Parx Racing later in the year. Last year the Cotillion earned grade I status.