Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles, center, greets an attendee at Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance’s fourth annual Clays for a Cause fundraiser April 26 at Jefferson Gun Club in Brooks, Ky. In four years, the event has raised more than $1 million in charitable donations to help fight hunger and food insecurity in Kentucky.
Kentucky ranks first in the nation in Thoroughbred horse breeding. Kentucky’s $6.5 billion Thoroughbred industry sold $824 million worth of Kentucky horses last year. Kentucky stallions, although fewer in number, contracted with an all-time high 55 percent of Thoroughbred mares.
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