Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund

KTDF LogoHorsemen with Kentucky-sired Kentucky-breds have over $20 million more in purse money to run for in designated stakes, handicap, allowance, nonclaiming maiden races, and allowance optional claiming races with a claiming price of not less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) contested at Thoroughbred racetracks in Kentucky.

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.

In accordance with KRS 230.400(5)(d), it is mandatory for a horse to be registered prior to time of entry to be eligible to participate in the distribution of Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund monies. Registration is only complete once the application is approved and payment has been received.

All horses of racing age that are both Kentucky-bred and sired by a Kentucky stallion which 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 Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, by contacting:

Mrs. Jenny McGaughey, Director of KTDF Registration
Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders
4079 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
(T) 859-259-1643
(M) 859-361-6002

Registration may be completed online at The Horse Identifier can check 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 evenly among starters

Unearned fund monies revert to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund. Additionally, if a non-KTDF eligible horse is involved in a dead heat, those funds will revert to the fund.