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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 be automatically 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 stay 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, such as Series 2014 (foals of 2012, or this year’s yearlings), Series 2015 (foals of 2013, or this year’s weanlings) and Series 2016 (foals to be born in 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).
Said Jeffrey Cannizzo, Executive Director the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc., “This is a terrific way to increase participation in the New York Stallion Series races and everybody wins – stallion owners, breeders, owners and the racetrack operator. All the progeny of a stallion will automatically be eligible. Nobody falls through the cracks because a breeder or buyer forgot to nominate a foal, and there will be a bigger pool of horses to draw from when the races come up, which will make for a better series.”
Added Cannizzo, “Breeders and owners should be aware of exactly when this change takes place. Current horses of racing age, 2-year-olds, yearlings, weanlings and foals in utero are subject to the former rules and must be nominated individually. The new system only takes effect beginning the foals conceived during the 2014 breeding season.”


For registered New York stallions. The stallion owner continues to benefit financially beyond the standard stallion stud fees as the progeny race and earn purse money at New York racetracks. The New York Stallion Stakes Series worth $1,000,000 consists of 8 (+2 bonus) stakes races exclusively for New York-sired horses.

For further information, contact Series Coordinator
Carmine Shirlaw:

New York Stallion Stakes Series
Post Office Box 90
Jamaica, NY 11417-0090

Aqueduct and Belmont
Phone: (718) 659-2248

Email: cshirlaw@nyrainc.com








Foal Payment Options*

*Each payment option gives full nomination to the series.

Option 1
(Weanling Year)
December 31, Weanling Year $200, or
Option 2 (Yearling Year)   $1000, or
Option 3 (Two-Year-Old Year)   $5000

Click to download:

Yearling Nomination Forms Series 2016 (FO 2014)

Stallion Nomination Form Series 2019 (FO 2017)

2014 Race Schedule

April 27 Times Square Division 3YO 6 1/2 Furlongs $100,000
April 27 Park Avenue Division F3YO 6 1/2 Furlongs $100,000
June 22 Spectacular Bid Division 3YO 7 Furlongs (Turf) $100,000
June 22 Cupecoy's Joy Division F3YO 7 Furlongs (Turf) $100,000
Aug 4 Cab Calloway Division 3YO 1 Mile (Turf) $100,000
Aug 4 Statue of Liberty Division F3YO 1 Mile (Turf) $100,000
Nov  Great White Way Division 2YO 6 Furlongs $150,000
Nov  Fifth Avenue Division F2YO 6 Furlongs $150,000
Bonus Races
Nov  Thunder Rumble Division 3&UP 7 Furlongs $125,000
Nov  Staten Island Division F3&UP 7 Furlongs $125,000

Please be aware, during the year purses may be increased or additional races may be added.

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 in the year the foal was conceived. The stallion nomination fee is $2,500.00 or the advertised stud fee which ever is higher. Fifty percent of the nomination fee is due February 15, with the remaining fifty percent due July 1.