Rule Changes Regarding Mare Residency

Dear Stakeholders,

Our Board of Directors has made changes to some of our mare residency rules to put NY farms in a better position to compete with other states’ breeding programs and to increase the population of broodmares and foals in NYS.

The length of time resident mares will have to return to the state after being covered out of state has been increased from 90 to 120 days. The 90-day period for which non-resident mares must remain in the state will now begin on the date the mare enters the state rather than on the foaling date (with breed-back to a registered NY stallion still required). And non-resident mares purchased in foal through public auction will be deemed to be a resident mare if: (1) the mare is purchased for at least $50,000 at the public auction; (2) the mare is in New York State within 15 days after the sale is concluded; (3) the foal from the public-auction mare is foaled in New York State; and (4) the mare thereafter is continuously in residence in New York State from within 120 days after her last cover in the year of conception of another foal and remains in residency until foaling.

All of the new rules are explained on our website here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at (518) 388-0174 or by email at [email protected].

Tracy Egan
Executive Director, NY Thoroughbred Breeding & Development Fund

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