Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Kentuckys Breeding Incentive Program; 40M to Breeders but Not a Dime for Rescue(s)

Re: Fw: Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund (KBIF) Registration Deadline

Tue Jul 7, 2009 12:31 pm (PDT)

Studies have shown that 35% of all horses bred for racing go to slaughter. We think that is a conservative estimate!

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Public Protection Cabinet
Horse Racing CommissionKentucky
Steven L. Beshear, Governor;

Lisa E. Underwood, Executive Director
Robert D. Vance, Secretary


CONTACT: Jamie Eads
(859) 246-2040
KentuckyBreeders Incentive Fund Registration
Deadline is Set.

Online registration available at gov

LEXINGTON , Ky. (July 6, 2009) The Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders Incentive Fund (KBIF) today announced the registration deadline for mares covered in 2009. Breeders may register online by going to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) web site at govand clicking on Breeders Incentive Fund no later than Aug. 1, 2009. The registration fee is $60. Online registration instructions are available on the website as well as registration forms for breeders who prefer to pay by check.

To qualify for the program, the mare must have been covered by a Kentucky stallion and remain in Kentucky from the time of cover until foaling. Registering the mares bred this year will allow the 2010 foal to be eligible for breeder incentive awards during the foals racing careers. More than $15 million was awarded on 2008 races won by Kentucky-breds eligible for KBIF funds. The KBIF was implemented in 2005 to ensure the strength & growth of the horse industry in Kentucky .Since the funds inception, more than $40 million has been awarded to thoroughbred breeders as an incentive to breed their mares in Kentucky and keep them in the state.

For more information about the Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund visit the KHRC web site at govor call (859) 246-2847 or (888) KYBRED.

(Bloggers Note: New Yorks Breeding Incentive Programs are worse by far than any other in the Country, but like the others, still no money for rescue, retirement or re-homeing of the industries cast-off horses.)

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