Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund

Horsemen with Kentucky-sired Kentucky-breds have more purse money to run for in allowance, non-claiming maiden, and stakes races less than $100,000-added in Kentucky through the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund program.

In Allowance Optional Claiming races, horses entered for less than $25,000 are not eligible for KTDF distribution.

Eligible races can be readily recognized in the stakes and condition books by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund seal, which will appear next to each race in the stakes and condition books.

A horse must be registered prior to time of entry to be eligible to participate in the distribution of Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund monies.

All horses of racing age that are both Kentucky-bred and sired by a Kentucky stallion that stood in Kentucky the entire breeding season the year the horse was conceived are eligible to be registered. Owners of horses of racing age are responsible for registering their horses. Stallion owners are responsible for registering their stallions.

Registration applications may be obtained from the official registrar, the Thoroughbred Breeders of Kentucky, by contacting:

Mr. David Switzer, Executive Director
Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders
4079 Iron Works Parkway, Bldg. 301
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
800-552-3781 or 859-381-1414

Registration applications may also be obtained from the Horse Identifier or may be completed online (as well as registration status of a horse).

For those horses that are registered and eligible according to the conditions listed above, fund monies will be divided as follows:

60% to the winner
20% to second
10% to third
5% to fourth
3% to fifth
Remaining 2% Divided among sixth to last

Unearned monies revert to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund.