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Trainer Glenn DiSanto passes away at 62

Monday, January 16th, 2017
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(from NYRA Communications )

OZONE PARK, N.Y. –  Trainer and breeder Glenn DiSanto, a veteran of the New York Racing Association circuit for more than three decades, died on Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 62.

According to Equibase records DiSanto saddled his first winner as a trainer in 1991 when Hildaskova captured a maiden claimer at Aqueduct Racetrack. He amassed 49 career victories, including his last with Lotza Heat in 2015 at Belmont Park.

“I’ve known Glenn since I was a young man just galloping horses,” said NYRA steward Braulio Baeza, Jr. “He was a great guy. Even when he was sick, he always had a pleasant and good natured demeanor. Glenn was one of the nicest people and one of the few on the backstretch who would help you with whatever you needed in any way he could.”

A native of Carmel, New York, DiSanto started in the business with show horses at West Creek Farm in Sharon Springs, where he began his involvement with the state breeding program. He then purchased Summit View Farm in Greenwich, New York in 1984.

DiSanto was one of the pioneers in the use of the Oklahoma Training Track during the offseason at Saratoga Race Course, boarding mares at his farms and raising the foals, allowing him to either sell them at auction as yearlings or continue to train them for owners. In 2006, DiSanto had 45 foals at his Summit View Farm.

Even when the number of foals decreased, DiSanto-trained horses earned more than $200,000 in four consecutive campaigns from 2011-2014. His two best statistical years as a trainer were 2006-07, when he won six races apiece and earned more than $260,000.

DiSanto was also well known for his advocacy for retired thoroughbred horses.

“He was a big supporter who did a lot for us,” said Lisa Molloy, an executive director at Rerun Thoroughbred Adoption, a nonprofit whose mission is to rehabilitate , retrain, and find adoptive homes for thoroughbred racehorses when their careers on the track are over. “He would also tell people about the program. When his horses had finished running, he would take them home to live on his farm. Eventually he’d bring them over to ReRun, and he always liked to bring them himself. He was very hands-on.

“He was one of the best horsemen around,” she added. “He never lost his temper with anything. He always knew what he was doing, and the animals just loved him.”

Added Baeza: “Glenn took a lot of horses off of the racetrack, not to raise awareness to the public, but to help the horses themselves. He didn’t do it for the publicity. He was a true champion for horses and he always had the horses’ best interests at heart.”

DiSanto, who graduated from the horse management program at the State University of New York at Cobleskill, is survived by his wife Melanie and sons Brett and Brendon.

“Some people wonder why I continue to get up at four in the morning for this,” said DiSanto in a 2009 interview with the Saratogian. “Well, I’ve got a family to look out for. I think to be in this business you have to be hopeful and have to be optimistic. And if you love what you are doing, I guess it is not work.”

Funeral arraignments will be announced by the DiSanto family at a later date.

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New Vocations opens facility in Fort Edward

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

New Vocations logo(Edited press release)

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced yesterday the official opening of a New York satellite facility at October Hill Farm in Fort Edward.  Owned by Dan and Danielle Dill the brand-new equestrian facility has partnered with New Vocations to assist in expanding the program’s New York aftercare efforts. Trainer Leandra Cooper will spearhead the transitional training and adoption operations at the facility.

“We are taking in over 80 retired racehorses a year just from New York racetracks and farms, so it was a logical step for us to open a facility there. It has taken us nearly two years to find the right facility and personnel who meet our program’s standards. October Hill Farm and Leandra Cooper are great additions to our team, and we are excited to be able to serve more horses in the state,” said Anna Ford Program Director.

“We are thrilled that we now have a New York option for some of the horses retired to New Vocations through our TAKE THE LEAD Program. It makes shipping a whole lot easier and will cut down on our expenses. It also expands the equine industry and brings new jobs to the state. It’s a win-win,” said Andy Belfiore, executive director of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association.

Over the past several years, New Vocations has seen an increase in horses entering the program from New York racetracks. The development of NYTHA’s TAKE THE LEAD Program and their financial support has been instrumental in helping New Vocations grow its services to the New York horsemen.

For more information about New Vocations and the Fort Edward facility, visit www.newvocations.org.

 

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NYTB board election results 2016

Friday, December 16th, 2016

By Sarah Mace

The New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB) concluded its annual board election on Thursday, December 15, 2016. This year NYTB members voted to fill five seats on the board for candidates to serve two-year terms from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018.

The winning candidates are:

Scott Ahlschwede, D.V.M.
Lois Engel
Thomas J. Gallo III
Vivien G. Malloy
Mallory Mort

The six remaining members of the NYTB Board will be serving the second year of two-year terms in 2016:

Chester Broman
Seth Gregory
Michael Lischin
Joanne Nielsen
Suzie O’Cain
Joan M. Taylor, D.V.M.

Whittemore, Dowen & Ricciardelli, LLP, an accounting firm from Queensbury, NY, administered the NYTB board elections by validating the eligibility of all voters, distributing the ballots and receiving the completed ballots directly from members of the association. The firm then tabulated and certified the election results. Whittemore, Dowen & Ricciardelli, LLP reported the official results to NYTB in a letter dated on December 15, 2016.

Click here to read Whittemore, Dowen & Ricciardelli, LLP’s letter certifying the results of the election.


NYTB Stallion Season Auction January 9-11th

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. will conduct its annual Stallion Season Auction starting on Monday, January 9 at 9:00 a.m. and ending on Wednesday, January 11 at 6:00 p.m. The auction will be held online using the Starquine bidding platform.  Participants must register with starquine.com prior to bidding.  All bids will be subject to the rules and conditions of the auction.  Each season’s conditions will be posted.

Click here to register and bid at Starquine.com.

Stallion State  Stud Fee   Farm 
Al Khali NY $2,500 Keane Stud
Alpha NY  $8,500 Sequel Stallions NY
Animal Kingdom KY  $30,000 Darley
Bahamian Squall FL  $5,000 Double Diamond Farm
Bellamy Road NY  $7,500 Dutchess Views Farm
Big Brown NY  $7,500 Dutchess Views Farm
Boys at Tosconova NY  $2,500 Questroyal North
Bullet Train KY  $7,500 Crestwood Farm
Bustin Stones NY  $5,000 Waldorf Farm
Central Banker NY  $7,500 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Constitution KY  $25,000 WinStar Farm
Country Day KY  $3,500 Crestwood Farm
Courageous Cat NY  $6,000 Questroyal North
D’ Funnybone NY  $2,500 Rockridge Stud
Daredevil KY  $7,500 WinStar Farm
Desert Party NY  $2,500 Irish Hill Century Farm
Dr Large NY  $2,500 Oriskany Creek Farm
Dublin NY  $2,500 Keane Stud
Effinex NY  $10,000 Questroyal North
Emcee NY  $5,000 Sequel Stallions NY
First Dude FL  $10,000 Double Diamond Farm
Forty Tales NY  $6,500 Sequel Stallions NY
Freud NY  $10,000 Sequel Stallions NY
Frost Giant NY  $5,000 Keane Stud
Get Stormy KY  $5,000 Crestwood Farm
Giant Oak KY  $7,500 Millennium Farms
Giant Surprise NY  $5,000 Rockridge Stud
Golden Ticket NY  $6,000 Questroyal North
Goldencents KY  $15,000 Spendthrift Farm
Hakassan KY  Private Millennium Farms
Here Comes Ben NY  Private McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Hold Me Back NY  $5,000 Irish Hill Century Farm
Honorable Dillon NY  $5,000 Rockridge Stud
I Want Revenge KY  $5,000 Millennium Farms
Japan NY  $7,500 Waldorf Farm
Jersey Town KY  $5,000 Darby Dan Farm
Laoban NY $7,500 Sequel Stallions NY
Majestic City NY  $3,500 Questroyal North
Marsh Side NY  $2,500 Dutchess Views Farm
Micromanage NY  $5,000 Rockridge Stud
Mission Impazible NY  $7,500 Sequel Stallions NY
Normandy Invasion NY  $4,000 Keane Stud
Palace KY  $20,000 Three Chimneys Farm
Paynter KY  $20,000 WinStar Farm
Perfect Soul KY  $2,000 Darby Dan Farm
Sir Whmsey NY  $2,500 Millcreek Farm
Soaring Empire NY  $3,500 Rockridge Stud
Stephanoatsee NY  Private Sequel Stallions NY
Super Saver KY  $50,000 WinStar Farm
Tale of Ekati KY  $7,500 Darby Dan Farm
Taste Of Paradise KY  $2,500 Crestwood Farm
Tencendur NY  $2,500 Millcreek Farm
Teuflesberg NY  $3,500 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Tizdejavu KY  $5,000 Crestwood Farm
Trinniberg NY  $3,500 Rockridge Stud
Upstart KY $10,000 Airdrie Stud
V.E. Day NY  $6,500 Waldorf Farm
War Dancer NY  $5,000 Rockridge Stud
Zivo NY  $2,500 Irish Hill Century Farm

 


Equilume extends exclusive deal to NYTB members

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

In connection with Dr. Barbara Anne Murphy’s presentation on the Equilume Light Mask at NYTB’s Educational Seminar at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, December 3, Equilume is extending an exclusive offer to NYTB members for this season.

As seminar attendees and others know, the Equilume Light Mask is a concept that stemmed from Dr. Murphy’s PhD research at the University of Kentucky and took shape in the seven years since she commenced a faculty position at University College Dublin. An expert in the field of Equine Chronobiology and the influence of light on equine reproduction and performance, Dr. Murphy drives the research and development component of Equilume Ltd.

Equilume’s International Sales Consultant Emma Taylor has formalized the offer to our organization as follows:

Dear New York Thoroughbred Breeders,

We would like to offer your members an exclusive NYTB deal for this season.
Single Unit Price: $360 excluding postage
If you wish to place an order, please contact myself on the details below:

emma@equilume.com
+1 518 232 7132

Kind regards,
Emma Taylor
International Sales Consultant

www.equilume.com

 


NYTB to administer New York Stallion Stakes Series nominations

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

NYSS LogoBy Sarah Mace

In 2016 the administration of the New York Stallion Stakes (NYSS) Series was transferred from the New York Racing Association (NYRA) to the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc (NYTB). Accordingly, Stallion owners should be aware that beginning with the 2017 breeding season, all nomination forms and fees should be directed to NYTB (not to NYRA, as in the past).

For a stallion’s progeny to be eligible for the Series, which consists of 10 stakes races worth over $1 million, the stallion must be fully nominated in the year of the foal’s conception. For the 2017 breeding season, the stallion owner should complete the NYSS Series Nomination Form for Series 2020 (Foals of 2018) and send the nomination fee (payable to “NYTB”) to:

NYTB
57 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

A stallion’s nomination fee is $2,500, or advertised stud fee (whichever is higher). Fifty percent of the nomination fee is due February 15; the remaining fifty percent is due July 1.

Additionally, for the convenience of stallion owners, breeders, owners and trainers, NYTB (http://www.nytbreeders.org) will maintain a NYSS webpage with nomination forms and other useful material. The page, which may be accessed from the “Racing” dropdown menu, includes:

  • a link to the stallion nomination form for the 2017 breeding season (Series 2020, Foals of 2018)
  • lists of nominated stallions by year, beginning with Series 2012 (Foals of 2010) through Series 2019 (Foals of 2017).
  • a list of NYSS Series-eligible horses through Series 2016 (Foals of 2014), which was the last year foals were nominated individually. From Series 2017 (Foals of 2015) forward, foals sired by nominated stallions became automatically eligible for all NYSS races without a nomination fee.
  • dates, conditions and purses of the races as soon as they are announced.

 

For further information contact NYTB Executive Director Jeff Cannizzo at 518-587-0777 or info@nytbreeders.org.

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New York breeder Elise Browne passes away in Florida at 75

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

(Copyright, Castiglione Funeral Home)

Elise Benedict Browne, 75, of Tampa, FL, died peacefully on September 22. Elise is predeceased by Vernon Browne, her loving husband and lifelong companion of over 50 years. Together, they spent their early years at eleven Naval duty stations worldwide before settling in Greenwich, CT where they raised their family.

An early member of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Elise raised New York’s first national champion, helping establish New York as a respected source of quality Thoroughbreds. A lifelong participant, Elise became a recognized breeder of winners at prominent tracks throughout North America and Europe, annually bringing some of the finest yearlings to the Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, which historically featured elite Kentucky and mid-Atlantic farms. Elise placed the lifelong care of Thoroughbreds and welfare of equine industry employees well above the value she placed on winning races.

Elise’s passion for the health and wellness of others extended beyond the equine realm, and she led fundraising efforts that supported her belief in and commitment to helping those in need.

Elise spent her early childhood in Manhattan before moving to “the country,” Purchase, NY. She graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Wagner College and earned a Master of Arts Degree from Columbia University. Fittingly, Elise received the “Concern for Others” award from the Convent of the Sacred Heart. Elise lived and led with her heart, known as a friend without limitation, giving of herself with unremitting willingness.

Elise is survived by sons Brad (and his fiancee, Lori, both of Greenwich), Jeff and Chris; adoring grandchildren Bradley, Jr. and Stephanie (both of Greenwich), and by sisters, Patricia Benedict Ryan, Diane Benedict, Elena Benedict Smith and Verna Neilson. Elise was as true a friend, mother, sister and grandmother as there ever was, and will live always in our hearts.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 30th from 4-8 pm at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 544 Old Post Road #3, Greenwich. Castiglionefh.com. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, October 1st at 10:30 am at St. Michael Church, 469 North Street, Greenwich.

Memorial donations may be made to People and Animals Living Synergistically (paalsforlife.com), an organization that offers care to the unwanted, whether they have hooves, claws, paws, or fingers, for a moment or for a lifetime; or to Metropolitan Ministries (metromin.org) which serves poor and homeless families in the Tampa area.

 


NYTB awards Nielsen & Malloy Winkler scholarships on College & Alumni Day at the Spa

Friday, July 29th, 2016
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By Sarah Mace

The New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB) presented its two annual scholarships in the winner’s circle after the fourth race on July 29 at Saratoga Race Course as part of the annual College & Alumni Day at the Spa.

Generously established by Mrs. Joanne Nielsen to honor her late husband Gerald A. Nielsen, Sr. and by Mrs. Vivien Malloy to honor her late daughter Debby Malloy Winkler, these $5,000 scholarships recognize a full-time student enrolled in an equine-related course of study at an accredited college or university in New York State. The awards are intended to foster the education and development of individuals who promise to make a positive contribution to the Thoroughbred industry in New York and beyond.

Receiving the 2015 Gerald A. Nielsen, Sr. Scholarship was Cassandra Cromer. A graduate of Owen Valley Community High School in Spencer, Indiana before completing her undergraduate studies at Purdue University, Cromer just concluded her second year at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.

An active member of the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Cromer’s main interest is equine reproduction. In 2015 she successfully completed a Havemeyer Research Summer Fellowship at the Baker Institute of Health with a focus on mare reproductive care. After serving a post-graduate internship with a focus on Thoroughbreds, Cromer aspires to become a resident farm veterinarian, but would not rule out joining a large equine hospital.

Said Cromer, “I am deeply beholden to Mrs. Nielsen for the Gerald A. Nielsen Sr. Scholarship from the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. Support from this scholarship not only reduces my financial burden upon graduation, but enables me to pursue experiences while at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine to prepare for a career with Thoroughbreds.”

She continued, “To me, this scholarship demonstrates the commitment New York has toward engaging the next generation of Thoroughbred veterinarians. I am proud to say that I wish to continue the tradition of providing elite medical care to, and advocating for, the Thoroughbred racehorse.”

Natasha Tarnawa recieved the Debby Malloy Winkler Scholarship, which was presented by Mrs. Vivien Malloy, her son Mark Malloy, and granddaughter Caitlin Malloy Brennan. Scheduled to begin her senior year at Cazenovia College in the fall, Tarnawa is majoring in Management, with a specialty in Equine Business Management. She is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) and a student member of the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. Active in community service, Tarnawa is a volunteer a side-walker. Her long-term goal is to work as an occupational therapist at a therapeutic riding facility.

All smiles when she received the award in the Saratoga winner’s circle, Tarnawa said, “It is a tremendous honor to have been chosen as a recipient of the Debby Malloy Winkler New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. Scholarship. This scholarship has empowered me to continue toward making a difference in the equine industry and to keep giving back to the community around me.”

Tarnawa continued, “This award has marked the beginning of an exciting time of my life where I am able to see years of hard work and passion beginning to open doors and create meaningful opportunities that will shape the rest of my life. I look forward to being able to use this scholarship to not only change my life, but to change the lives of those around me, as well. Once again, thank you!”

Previous recipients of the Gerald A. Nielsen, Sr. New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. Scholarship are:

2012 Jacqueline Pino (read more)
2013 Allison Tuchrello (read more)
2014 Kaitlyn Douglas (read more)
2015 Tate Morris (read more)

Previous recipients of the Debby Malloy Winkler. New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. Scholarship are:

2014 Nicolina Foti (read more)
2015 Courtney O’Connell (read more)


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“Straight from the Horse’s Mouth”: Money-saving tips for breeders

Friday, April 15th, 2016

LilyYawnBy Tom Gallo

This week I thought I would quiz some of our local professionals on the subject of trying to save money on a farm or breeding operation. Here’s what we came up with…

Mike Lischin, owner of Dutchess Views Farm and NYTB Board member. Growing up near Belmont Racetrack and working on the backstretch there, Michael developed a strong interest and love of horses and horseracing.  After finishing NYU Law School and becoming an attorney, Michael began working for the world’s leading horse auction company, Fasig-Tipton, in 1978.  He lived in Midway, Kentucky for 15 years and eventually he moved back to New York to fulfill his desire to live and work on his own farm and take advantage of the exceptional NY-bred Program

Lere Visagie, Manager of Rock Ridge Stud, has had many years of experience in the thoroughbred industry, starting in Kentucky at Taylor Made and Lanes End, and then in New York managing several large commercial breeding operations. Among these were Questroyal, Sequel and Vinery North. Rockridge is proud to have ending its first breeding season with an average in-foal rating of 93 percent.

Dr. Scott Ahlschwede, Partner and Vet for Rood & Riddle Equine Clinic in Saratoga Springs, NY, graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and began his veterinary career in Lexington, KY as an intern at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in 1996. He practiced in the Lexington area for 15 years as an ambulatory veterinarian specializing in reproduction, primary and preventative care, and sales evaluation. In 2012 Dr Ahlschwede moved to upstate New York to develop Rood & Riddle’s first practice outside of Lexington, KY.

Suzie O’Cain, Head of Stallion Management and Promotion for Saratoga Stud and NYTB Board member.

Allison Wilshere, Territory Manager & Nutrition Consultant for Cargill Animal Nutrition.

Thanks to our many contributors this week and the time they took to give us this valuable information.

Let’s get started: No matter what anybody says, it takes a bunch of money to raise a good horse. There are ways to save on certain items, but there are certain places you shouldn’t skimp.

  1. Try to consolidate your vet visits. Vet calls can be very expensive, so it’s best to line up a list of various treatments and routine work in one visit rather than have your vet make multiple visits. It’s more cost efficient for you and with the wide open spaces in NY (farms spread hither and yon) your Vet will also appreciate it. You can also purchase worming medication and worm your own mares on a regular basis, rotating according to the season and taking fecals to monitor worm infestation or the lack thereof.
  1. Feed is one of the biggest costs on a farm. Investing in a successful feeding program can offer financial benefits by improving breeding efficiency, maximizing return at the sale and performance. Did you know that mineral and amino acid deficiencies dramatically impact conception rates, breeding efficiency of mares and stallions and foal health? Getting and keeping mares bred and producing healthy, mature foals through proper nutrition will save you money on your investment in each horse. A mature, well-muscled and sleek-coated animal stands out at the sale and is physically prepared to begin training. Remember, forage is 80% of the horse’s diet and has a huge impact on your horse’s’ condition. An investment in the best forage within your budget is a smart choice. Having your forage and soil tested will help prevent any deficiencies that can lead to health issues and decreased performance. Once this information is known, a concentrate (grain or ration balancer) should be chosen to balance the vitamin, mineral, amino acids and calorie needs for each group of horses on your farm. A nutrition consultant can work with you, your veterinarian and the rest of your team to develop a feeding program that helps reach your goals, within your budget.
  1. Purchasing feed and hay in bulk and having large loads delivered all at once will also save you money. Not to say that the quality of the grain or forage should be compromised but buying in bulk always helps. Speaking of feed, if you see feed all over the floor of the stall after your horse is done eating then it may be time to get those teeth floated. It’s another expense but it will save you money in the long run with more efficient intake of nutrition for the horse and less money spent on your feed bill.
  1. Finding tack, such as halters and lead shanks, as well as traps like buckets, stall webbings and tack boxes at auctions, online or on craigslist will save you money. Always purchasing new can be very costly. If these items were lightly used, a good scrub can bring them back to a like-new condition.
  1. A mating for your mare in the form of purchasing a Stallion season is probably one of your biggest yearly investments. In communicating with fellow breeders, stallion farms or bloodstock agents, it helps to bundle multiple mares to get a discount on the price of a stallion season. Some farms offer co-breeder options where you will not owe a stud fee; instead, the stallion owner is due 50% of the breeders’ awards from the foal during its racing career.
  • Pay attention to the number of charity season auctions that start in November of each year to perhaps find a bargain on a stallion that fits your budget and your mare. Also if you have a young mare with a consistent produce record who is foaling early, a no guarantee season may be a way to save money. These seasons are paid up front with no guarantee of a live foal but are discounted sometimes as much as 25 – 50%. Note that many charity auction seasons are sold on a no-guarantee basis, but some auctions offer a free return if you do not get a live foal. A traditional no-guarantee season means buyer beware; if your mare does not conceive you will not get the money back. That’s why it is essential to have a mare that is a good produce risk. You can also purchase insurance to cover your investment but the premiums can be expensive depending on the age and produce record of the mare and the age and fertility of the stallion. Consult your local horse insurance broker for quotes.
  • Another way to save by not putting any money up is a foal share or a mare share. In a foal share the mare owner breeds the mare to the stallion for free with a contractual agreement that when the foal sells the proceeds of sale are split between the mare owner and the stallion owner. This can be 50/50 or can be a different percentage based on the value of the use of the mare for one year and the value of the stallion season. Also the agreement can be to sell as a weanling or a yearling or may give the mare owner the right to choose. The agreement can also contain a right for the mare owner to buy the resulting foal at some set price prior to an auction sale.
  • A variation on the foal share in New York is a co-breeder arrangement where instead of sharing the sales proceeds the mare owner and stallion owner share the breeder and/or stallion awards.
  • In a mare share, the mare owner pays nothing up front but agrees to sell the mare in the fall or winter breeding stock auctions. The stallion owner lets the mare owner breed for free but gets a percentage of the sales price when the mare sells. What percentage each gets is negotiable depending on the relative values of the mare to the season price. This is a good way to get a mare sold in foal to a more commercial horse than the mare owner might afford. The stallion owner is interested because he gets another mare booked and if things go well he can get more than the stud fee.
  1. Over all, the best way to save money is to give your horse the best care possible! It is preventative medicine to offer your livestock (in this case bloodstock) the best hay and feed you can afford. Add to this a regularly scheduled worming and vaccination program and you can eliminate many unnecessary (or emergency) vet calls.
  1. Read, communicate and investigate. Things are always evolving, upgrading and changing in the world of horse care, nutrition and veterinary science. Consult your vet, feed rep and bloodstock or sales agent and get the latest on what’s going on in the world of horse husbandry, care and prep. No question is dumb and no insight or observation is unwelcome. After all, you’ve got a lot invested and at the end of the day we all want to breed and raise a champion! Good Luck because you need that too. Lots of it!

Thank you to all of our contributors  for your time and I am sure the information you have provided will be helpful to many breeders and owners out there and to those who are looking to get into the business.

Watch for more helpful interviews and save the date for our next LIVE Educational Seminar on April 30 at the Fasig-Tipton pavilion! If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for future dialogue, feel free to email them to info@nytbreeders.org.