Kentucky-Breds

Purse Increase for Non-Stakes Races at Kentucky Downs

Kentucky Downs will increase purses 8% in non-stakes races for the upcoming September meet from what was announced previously in the condition book. Maiden special weights for Kentucky-breds will now have purses of $135,000; first-level allowances are set at $145,800; and second-level allowances at $156,600. The increase applies to every non-stakes race at the meet except the four starter-allowances carrying $100,000 purses as qualifiers for the Claiming Crown later this year at Gulfstream Park. "Not everybody has stakes horses, and Kentucky Downs gives those owners an opportunity to run for...

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KHRC Awards $14.3 Million to Kentucky Breeders for 2020

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has awarded $14.3 million to qualified breeders through the Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund for Kentucky Thoroughbreds' wins in 2020. The incentive fund requires owners to board mares in Kentucky from the time of breeding until the birth of the foal. Incentive payments are based on the foal's eventual winnings on the racetrack. Last year, nearly 3,500 races were won by a Kentucky-bred receiving a breeder award. Kentucky-breds won over 245 graded stakes in the United States and 18 group races in Canada, England, France and...

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Kentucky-Bred Champions Luncheon Postponed, Winners Announced

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders' annual awards luncheon, scheduled for Apr. 8 at Keeneland, has been postponed until the fall. The KTOB announced the 2019 winners via press release, which are as follows: Broodmare of the Year: BEYOND THE WAVES (Owner: George Strawbridge Jr.) Horse of the Year, Male Turf: BRICKS AND MORTAR (George Strawbridge Jr.) Two-Year-Old Male: STORM THE COURT (Stepping Stone Farm) Two-Year-Old Filly: BRITISH IDIOM (Hargus Sexton, Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm, LLC) Three-Year-Old Male: MAXIMUM SECURITY (Gary & Mary West Stables Inc.) Three-Year-Old Filly,...

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