New York Stallion Stakes Series

New York Stallion Stakes Series Embarks on New Era with Foals of 2015

Starting with the foal crop of 2015, the New York Stallion Stakes Series will embark on a brand-new era. Beginning with the 2014 breeding season, all foals by stallions who are nominated to the New York Stallion Stakes Series will automatically be eligible for all of the New York Stallion Stakes Series races without a nomination fee.

As in the past, stallions will be required to nominate to the series by mid-February. The minimum stallion nomination fee will remain at $2,500 or the stallion’s advertised stud fee (whichever is higher), but beginning with foals of 2015 (Series 2017), any foal sired by a nominated stallion will be automatically eligible for the series at no charge.

Breeders should note that any series already in motion, including Series 2014 (foals of 2012), Series 2015 (foals of 2013) and Series 2016 (foals of 2014), will be subject to the current rules, under which a nomination fee must be paid for both stallion and foal. The change in rules, where the stallion only must be nominated, takes effect with Series 2017 (foals of 2015).

Stallion Nominations

In order for a horse to be eligible to run in the New York Stallion Stakes Series, the sire of the horse must have been nominated to the Series for the year in which the foal was conceived. The stallion nomination fee is $2,500 or the advertised stud fee, whichever is higher. Fifty percent of the nomination fee is due February 15, with the remaining fifty percent due July 1.