Mare Movement: Your Foal’s Eligibility Depends on it

Dear Mare Owners,

We’ve moved the new mare, leave of absence, mare movement, and foal report forms to their own dropdown tab on the homepage of the NY Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund’s website.

Whether your mare is leaving the state to be bred or for a sale, we need to know about the changes.

Since the rules regarding eligibility require that the broodmare be seen at her New York residence by our Registry Compliance Team (Tom Conley and Tom Reynolds), you must report a change in your mare’s location within ten (10) days of the move or within ten (10) days of her arrival in NYS.

This form is used to register new mares being placed into service in New York. After your mare has been entered into our database, a field inspector will be in contact with you to arrange a visit for identification purposes and assistance with any questions you may have regarding the guidelines for making the mare’s foal eligible to become a registered NY-bred.

To protect their New York State “resident mare” status, in-foal broodmares may be granted a “leave of absence” when leaving the state for bloodstock sales. If returned to New York State within the guidelines of the leave of absence, the mare will be considered a resident mare regarding her in-utero foal.

Leave of absence” – A mare may be removed from the state up to fifteen (15) days before the first day of the sale and must be returned to New York State no longer than fifteen (15) days after the last day of the sale.

Tell us the date the mare left her current farm and provide the name, location and contact information for her destination farm.

Tell us the date the mare arrived at her new in-state farm and provide that farm’s name, location and contact information.

It should be noted that failure to provide this information within ten (10) days could result in a finding that the resulting foal is not eligible to be registered. At the very least, it would necessitate providing transportation bills and board and vet bills to establish where the mare was previously located and to establish whether she returned to NY within 90 days of her last cover.

  • Foaling Form – For notifying us that a mare has given birth to a live foal

This helps us maintain an accurate count of foals and does not eliminate the need to inform the Jockey Club about the birth.

We hope these changes will make it easier for you to use our website. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail or call me or Registrar Adam Lawrence.


Tracy Egan, Executive Director

e-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 518.388.0174

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