The New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund, established in 1973, has helped shape the New York State thoroughbred industry, making it the benchmark of thoroughbred programs around the world.
The Fund's mission statement is "To promote by monetary incentives the responsible breeding of quality thoroughbred racehorses in keeping with the founding legislation to preserve New York's irreplaceable farmland."
The Fund is the regulatory body of the New York Breeding and Racing Program. The Program distributes over $52,000,000 per year in the form of incentives, breeder awards, stallion awards, owner awards, and purse money for New York-bred horses.
Unavenged (Empire Maker), a 5-year-old daughter of venerable broodmare Naughty Natisha and U. Taiki Farm’s star New York-bred, added a fifth tally to the win column on July 19, taking the Adatara Stakes at Fukushima Race Course in Japan over a sloppy racetrack. With the victory, the half-sister to 2007 New York-bred Horse of the Year and millionaire Naughty New Yorker (Quiet American) drove her earnings past the $800,000 threshold.
Tax Package, a colt by Pioneerof the Nile, kicked off Saratoga’s first Sunday card with a strong performance in a 5 1/2-furlong, $73,000 maiden special weight for New York-bred 2-year-olds.
Ralph M. Evans’ homebred Graeme Crackers (Macho Uno) took the first New York-bred juvenile filly race of the 2014 Saratoga meet, out-battling fellow first-time starter The Lewis Dinner in the stretch to secure the victory by a determined half-length. The 5 1/2-furlong dash was run as race 6 on the opening day card for a purse of $73,000.