A Message About Registering Stallions for the 2012 Breeding Season

It has come to my attention that some stallion owners and managers did not received the FUND’s November 2011 mailing, which included a Stallion Registration Form, a notice about our Cooperative Advertising program, and the Fund’s EVA requirements.  Therefore, anyone who missed the December 31st deadline will not have to pay a penalty for registering past that date, AS LONG AS THEY COMPLETE OUR REQUIREMENTS BEFORE THE FINAL DEADLINE OF FEBRUARY 15TH, 2012.

Here’s a link to our Stallion Registration page: http://www.nybreds.com/stallion-registry/

On behalf of the FUND, I extend my personal apology for any inconvenience this may have caused.  If you register online, the system is set up to collect the $500 late fee. If you’ve already done this, contact us at nybreds@nybreds.com and we will arrange a refund.

The FUND’s guidelines about EVA testing and vaccinations are deliberately strict in order to protect our mare population.

The FUND guidelines are modeled on the Kentucky law, which was instituted for thoroughbreds following an EVA outbreak  on 41 farms in that state back in 1984,  which caused many mares to abort.  Therefore, when you breed to a thoroughbred stallion that is registered with the NY Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund, you can trust that your mare is going to stallion who is free of the virus and has been vaccinated against Equine Viral Arteritis.  Failure to meet EVA requirements will prohibit registration with us.

– Executive Director Tracy Egan

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