New York-breds… they start with an advantage.
New York State is the ideal location to breed, raise, train and race your thoroughbred. From the rolling pastures of Saratoga County to the fertile Hudson River Valley and west to the Genesee Valley, New York boasts some of the best grazing land and training facilities in the country, producing strong-boned horses of national and international acclaim.
What better place to test your handiwork and investment than in the most successful incentive program in North America at four of the finest tracks in the world? Each of New York’s tracks provide a unique and exciting racing experience – Saratoga Race Course, offering the best thoroughbred racing in the world for six weeks a year, beautiful Belmont Park near the shores of Long Island and its sister track Aqueduct Race Track, both just a heartbeat from the Capital of the World, New York City. There is also exciting racing conducted from April into December at Finger Lakes Race Track in New York’s scenic wine country.
All offer ample racing opportunities for the New York-bred racehorse, with owners, breeders and stallion owners receiving significant award money as an incentive for participation at every level of the sport. In 2017, 811 races were run at New York racetracks exclusively for registered New York-breds, with purses totaling $42.3 million.
For breeders, the rewards go beyond the sale of offspring, as they can continue earning dividends throughout their horses’ New York racing careers. Owners who race their registered NY-breds in open company at the $30,000 claiming level and above on New York tracks receive awards for finishing first through third.
Additionally, owners and breeders may choose to join the NYTB, Inc., a membership and lobbying organization that not only represents the interests of the thoroughbred industry at the state capitol in Albany, but also offers lively social events where breeders can mingle to exchange ideas and have fun. Learn more at www.NYTBreeders.org.
For registered New York stallions, the stallion owner continues to benefit financially beyond the standard stallion stud fees as his or her stallion’s progeny race and earn purse money at New York racetracks. In addition, there is the New York Stallion Stakes Series, which is restricted to eligible progeny of nominated registered New York-based stallions. The Stallion Stakes Series is operated by the New York Racing Association.
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