Keyword: KTA

  • Fun House

    Fun House Named KY Broodmare of the Year

    Fun House was named Kentucky broodmare of the year for owner Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC, which took home four awards at the April 16 Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Kentucky-bred champions awards luncheon.

  • Sen. Damon Thayer

    Officials: KY Thoroughbred Industry Resilient

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred industry is more than holding its own despite national declines and the absence of alternative revenue sources available in other states, officials said Feb. 3 at the CBA symposium.

  • Switzer Honored by UK College of Agriculture

    David Switzer, executive director of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, is among five graduates of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture who were inducted into the inaugural Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

  • Churchill Downs could apply for live racing dates in September 2013.

    KY Dates Requests Could Be Controversial

    Churchill Downs could apply for live racing dates in September 2013, opening the door to what could be controversial discussions over the future makeup of the Kentucky Thoroughbred racing circuit.

  • Ky Sen. Damon Thayer

    Thayer Delays Committee Vote on Gaming Bill

    Saying his bill for a constitutional amendment on expanded gambling in the state is gaining support from some members of the Kentucky horse industry, Republican Sen. Damon Thayer put action on the bill on hold Jan. 13.

  • Bill Casner, chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, spoke at a horsemen's meeting in Louisville May 13.

    Horsemen Urged to Stay the Course

    Players involved in the fractious negotiations with Churchill Downs over revenue sharing on the evening of May 13 exhorted a gathering of more than 150 horsemen to stay the course in the standoff and support their efforts.

  • THG Adds Members, TOBA Support

    Seven new organizations representing owners and trainers in states including Kentucky, Florida, and Maryland have joined the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Group, with a mutual goal of reforming the industry's wagering revenue distribution system in order to sustain live racing in North America.

  • Keeneland/KTA Host College Scholarship Day

    Keeneland and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association are teaming up to present College Scholarship Day on spring meet opening day, April 8, in which college students can win $1,000 toward their education, as well as additional gift certificates to local Lexington businesses.

  • Keeneland, KTA Partner for Scholarship Day

    As part of Scholarship Day at Keeneland, college students can win $1,000 toward their education in a scholarship program co-presented by Keeneland and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association Oct. 15.

  • KTA Contributes $100,000 to Support KEEP

    The Kentucky Equine Education Project received another vote of confidence June 4 when the board of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders contributed $100,000 to KEEP, which was launched in early May.

  • Mineshaft Heads Kentucky-Bred Champions

    Mineshaft, the nation's 2003 Horse of the Year and champion older male, and his dam, Prospectors Delite, headlined the award winners honored April 15 at Keeneland by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders.

  • Bill Would Fast Track National Animal ID Program

    Legislation recently introduced in both chambers of the U.S. Congress would accelerate the implementation of a proposed national livestock identification program that would include all farm-raised animals, including horses.

  • Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton C. Jones.

    Jones Firm on Racetracks' Role for Ky. Gaming

    Former Kentucky Governor and Airdrie Stud owner Brereton Jones called for an amendment to the state's constitution allowing for full-scale casino gambling only at the state's eight racetracks Thursday evening while addressing the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club. The plan differs from one discussed earlier in the week by state legislators that would allow for casinos at racetrack and non-racetrack locations.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Groundhog Day

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Kentucky legislators can't learn everything about the horse business in the few weeks that remain before the session deadline to file bills. It requires professional lobbyists, but it also takes commitment from the rank and file.

  • MRLS Research Funding Exceeds $2 million; More Needed

    Funding figures from University of Kentucky and non-university sources for research on mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) were recently made available. The problem is estimated to have cost the horse industry in Kentucky nearly $500 million in 2001 and 2002.

  • Graduating Students Can Win at Churchill

    Ten monetary awards worth $1,000 each will be given away by random drawing to graduating high school seniors and college students in attendance at Churchill Downs on Sunday as the track joins with the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association to present the annual "KTA Scholarship Day."

  • Quips and Picks from the Trainers Dinner

    The annual Kentucky Derby Trainers Dinner, put on by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association on April 29, produced their annual outspoken comments by the trainers of horses for Saturday's Run for the Roses. Following are the tongue-in-cheek comments from the conditioners:

  • A mare and her healthy foal in a paddock on a Lexington farm. May 9, 2001

Photo by anne M. Eberhardt

    Central Kentucky Abortion Rate Appears Normal

    Mid-gestation abortions have generated concern in Central Kentucky, but according to officials, the 50 fetuses received in the last five months by Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center in Lexington do not represent a significant increase over past years.

  • KTA Sets Meeting for MRLS Loan Applicants

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association will offer a seminar July 25 to assist breeders in filling out loan applications for funding tied to mare reproductive loss syndrome. The money is available through a federal law enacted in 2001.

  • Horsemen Call for Solidarity by Kentucky Industry

    Having reached an agreement with racetracks on revenue splits, Kentucky horsemen's associations are rallying the troops, so to speak, in an effort to win approval for video lottery terminals at the state's tracks.

  • Survey Shows Demographic Profile of Central Kentucky Horse Farmers

    Fact or fiction: The typical Central Kentucky Thoroughbred farm owner has a palatial spread, hundreds of horses, and money to burn? According to the results of a demographic survey commissioned by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, it's fiction. The general population, though, may believe it to be true.

  • Farm Aid Bill Passes House; Includes MRLS Assistance

    Financial and legislative endeavors tied to mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) continue in Kentucky, while in Washington D.C. the farm aid bill, which includes some assistance for people impacted by foal loss and also designates the horse as livestock, passed the House Oct. 4.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry...

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the Thoroughbred world.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor in Chief

    Farm Aid

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The pregnancy losses may have slowed, and University of Kentucky researchers may have identified the leading cause for the mare reproductive loss syndrome that hit the Bluegrass region this spring, but the damage is just now being assessed. The losses, which will be sustained over the next several years, will be devastating for many farm owners and breeders.

  • KTA/KTOB Elects Board of Directors

    Though officers remain the same, there are several new members of the board of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, which recently held its election.