Welcome NBC/Versus Viewers

Dear NBC/Versus Viewers,

Welcome to nybreds.com.

Did you know that NYRA cards many races each week during the historic Saratoga Racecourse meet strictly for horses that are registered New York-breds?

Whether you buy them from Fasig-Tipton or Keeneland or foal them at one of our more than 300 breeding farms, we believe our NY-breds are truly “back with a BIGGER advantage.”

Starting this fall, purses at the NYRA tracks will be getting a huge influx of cash from the VLTs that will open in October at the Resorts World New York Casino at Aqueduct.

NYRA President Charles Hayward has been anticipating $30 million in additional money for purses next year. Resorts World NY President Michael Speller recently told a forum on the impact of VLTs on New York racing and breeding that he believes that figure is much BIGGER: $50 million.

So NY-breds will be running for BIGGER purses in both restricted and open company. Also, if you race a registered NY-bred horse, it may qualify you for owners’ awards of up to $20,000 per race.

When the New York Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund was launched in 1973, NYRA was only required to run one NY-bred restricted race per year.  Now that number is much BIGGER: 600 NY-bred races are required by statute.

Whether your goal is to experience the thrill of racing through individual ownership or the camaraderie of a partnership, we here at the NYS Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund are confident you can achieve those goals by buying or breeding a quality NY-bred.

We are truly “back with a BIGGER advantage.”

You’ll find that most of your questions can be answered here at our website, but do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] with any comments or inquiries you may have.

Yours Truly,

Tracy Egan

Executive Director

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