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Person Profile

Kenneth Roberts Sr.

Lafayette and Vinton, Louisiana; Mauriceville, Texas

Michael Phelps, Graduate Student Intern

Childhood with Quarter Horses

Kenneth “Kenny” Roberts, Sr. was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and he attended high school in Texas. He became connected to horses through his uncle, Anthony Davis. Roberts helped train Quarter Horses by the time he was in high school. He spent most of his career in Louisiana.1

Career Highlights

Roberts has trained Quarter horses that competed in 13,000 races, recording over 2,300 wins and $33.5 million in winnings.2 Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana considers Roberts an icon, where he has won at least six training titles there. With a keen eye and great feel for the next winner, Roberts attends the annual Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association yearling sale.3

Current Horse Farm

Roberts trains horses farm he owns in Mauriceville, Texas. He continues to race throughout the South.4


Claussen, Martha. n.d. “LQHBA Insider: Trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr.” Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association. Accessed November 17, 2019.

“Kenneth L. Roberts, Sr. Trainer Profile.” n.d. Equibase. Accessed November 17, 2019.


When citing this article as a source in Chicago Manual of Style use this format: Last name, first name of Author. Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry. n.d. “Title of Profile or Story.” International Museum of the Horse. Accessed date. URL of page cited.

  • 1Claussen, “LQHBA Insider: Trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr.”
  • 2“Kenneth L. Roberts, Sr. Trainer Profile.”
  • 3Claussen.
  • 4Claussen.