Your registered NY-bred became even more valuable with Wednesday’s announcement from NYRA about new purse levels for Belmont and Saratoga (see “NYRA Unveils Massive Purse Increases” on our homepage). What the press release left out is the news you need to know: how much will NY-breds run for? Here’s the breakdown for the Belmont spring meet:
NY-bred maidens running short will run for $55K; for those running long, the purse will be $60K.
When stepping up to NY-bred allowance company, sprinters will run for purses of $57K; distance horses will be running for a share of a $62K purse.
Saratoga runners will aim for even richer pots:
Sprint maidens will run for $60K, while distance races for maidens will have a purse of $65K.
Your NY-bred allowance sprinter will go for a $62K purse, while distance allowance races for NY-breds will have a purse of $67K.
Open-company races are even richer, and if owners take down a share of those open purses they can be rewarded with an owner’s award of up to $20,000.
This new announcement should serve as a reminder to make sure your NY-foaled horse is eligible to become a registered NY-bred so it can truly start with an advantage and generate breeder, owner and stallion awards for all of its connections.