In 2016 the administration of the New York Stallion Stakes (NYSS) Series was transferred from the New York Racing Association (NYRA) to the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc (NYTB). Accordingly, stallion owners should be aware that beginning with the 2017 breeding season, all nomination forms and fees should be directed to NYTB (not to NYRA, as in the past).
For a stallion’s progeny to be eligible for the Series, which consists of 10 stakes races worth over $1 million, the stallion must be fully nominated in the year of the foal’s conception. For the 2017 breeding season, the stallion owner should complete the NYSS Series Nomination Form for Series 2020 (Foals of 2018) and send the nomination fee (payable to “NYTB”) to:
57 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
A stallion’s nomination fee is $2,500 or his advertised stud fee (whichever is higher). Fifty percent of the nomination fee is due February 15; the remaining fifty percent is due July 1.
Additionally, for the convenience of stallion owners, breeders, owners and trainers, NYTB (http://www.nytbreeders.org) will maintain a NYSS webpage with nomination forms and other useful material. The page, which may be accessed from the “Racing” dropdown menu, includes:
- A link to the stallion nomination form for the 2017 breeding season (Series 2020, Foals of 2018)
- Lists of nominated stallions by year, beginning with Series 2012 (Foals of 2010) through Series 2019 (Foals of 2017)
- A list of NYSS Series-eligible horses through Series 2016 (Foals of 2014), which was the last year foals were nominated individually. From Series 2017 (Foals of 2015) forward, foals sired by nominated stallions became automatically eligible for all NYSS races without a nomination fee.
- Dates, conditions and purses of the races as soon as they are announced
For further information, contact NYTB Executive Director Jeff Cannizzo at 518-587-0777 or [email protected].