Here’s How NY-Breds Start with a Bigger Advantage

Dear Stakeholders,

When we say “NY-Breds Start with a Bigger Advantage,” here is a perfect example of what we mean:

New York-bred King Kreesa’s victory in the Grade III Poker Stakes at Belmont Park on the 4th of July earned him $90,000 in purse money. The breeders of King Kreesa will collect a breeder award of 30% of the first-place money ($27,000) from the NYS Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund. Owners Gerald and Susan Kresa will be paid a 20% open-company owner award of $18,000, and the people who stood King Kreesa’s stallion, King Kugat, will be paid a 10% ($9,000) stallion award by the Fund. That’s a total of $54,000 in award money that will be paid to the connections of King Kreesa for winning just one race.

King Kreesa is a prime example of the kind of horse New York  breeders are increasingly striving to breed: quality thoroughbreds that can face open competition anywhere! Learn more about our incentives by clicking on “Awards” on the homepage of this website.

And if you’re shopping for a racehorse, keep in mind that NY-bred two-year-old maidens will run for purses of up to $75,000 at this summer’s Saratoga meet, and three-and-up allowance-level NY-breds will run for purses of up to $79,000.

We here at the Fund hope you stock your stable with registered New York-breds and have the best of racing luck with them, and we also hope that you will support your horses when they transition to their next career in the breeding shed or show ring, or on the riding trails.


Tracy Egan
Executive Director

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