New York-breds, by the numbers

If you look at the numbers, it’s a very good time to be a breeder in New York.

Yesterday the New York Racing Association held its first Saratoga Showcase Day of New York-breds, building on the success of the original day in October at the Belmont fall meet and last year’s addition of the Big Apple Showcase in the spring at Belmont. At Saratoga on Sunday, six stakes races offered purses of $1.15 million.

Overall, this summer’s race meeting offered 10 stakes for New York-bred horses and two for horses sired by New York-based stallions, with a total of $1.75 million in prize money available.

Continue reading at The Saratogian

Photo: Fasig-Tipton New York-bred Preferred Yearlings sale-topping hip 436, Lookin at Lucky-Rose Rhapsody, purchased by Whisper Hill Farm for $270,000. Photo credit Fasig-Tipton Photos/Horsephotos.

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