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.
A record number of Breeders’ Cup-bound New York-breds made their way to Santa Anita this week in advance of the 2014 World Championships on October 31 and November 1. Post positions are drawn and most of the competitors have had a chance at least to stretch their legs over the Santa Anita oval.
Sequel New York announced stud fees Thursday for the 2015 breeding season and set the date for the farm’s Stallion Show: January 24, 2015.
More horses have been pre-entered for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships than ever before (201), but that wasn’t the only record that fell when pre-entries were announced on Wednesday. Previously, the most New York-breds to compete in the Breeders’ Cup races in a single year was six in 2011, and in only one other year (1992) have there been more than four New York-breds in the championship races. This year a grand total of eleven New York-breds are pre-entered (including one cross-entry) in nine of the thirteen Grade 1 races to be run at Santa Anita on October 31 and November 1.