Farm Managers to Discuss Breed Incentive Fund

The parameters of the proposed Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund will again be discussed June 7 at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club meeting in Lexington.

The breed development program, money for which will begin to accrue July 1, was the topic at a town hall meeting May 18 near Lexington. With about $12 million in Thoroughbred funds up for grabs, breeders are debating how the money should be awarded.

The farm managers' club said the issue is so important that former jockey Chris McCarron's talk with group would be rescheduled for a later date. The June 7 meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. EDT at the Crowne Plaza Lexington.

The club has invited representatives from the Kentucky Equine Education Program and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association to participate in the meeting. The club, KEEP, and KTA have been asked by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority to provide a united plan from the industry for the distribution of fund money. A written proposal is due July 1.

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