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State Incentive Programs

State Restricted Races Restricted Stakes Races Purse Supplement in Open Races Owners Awards Breeders Awards Stallion Awards Out of State Awards Breed-Back Rule Distribution Purses Distribution Awards
Alberta

Yes

Yes

Yes, an owners award bonus is paid to any...

Yes, an owners award bonus is paid to any...

Percentage varies. Bonus paid to breeders of...

Percentage varies. Paid annually to stallion...

No

N/A

 

2015 Horse Racing Alberta approved...

Arkansas

Yes

Yes

Yes

Percentage varies. Paid annually to the owner...

Percentage varies. Paid annually to the...

Percentage varies. Paid annually to the owners...

Yes - Breeder & Stallion Awards are paid...

Yes

2015 Purses at Oaklawn Park paid to owners of...

$1,382,806.83

California

Yes, minimum 1 race per day

Yes

$10,000 average bonus in open company, in...

30% of earnings for placing 1-5 in open...

Pro-rated share of breeders fund for 1st - 3rd...

25% of remainder of incentive monies for...

Breeder & Stallion awards for finishing...

Yes

$14 million

$10 million

Delaware

No restricted races yet, but there are...

Yes

25% of purse for 1st-3rd any race during...

25% of purse for 1st-3rd any race during...

N/A

N/A

N/A

Florida

Restricted Races: 

Yes, examples...

Restricted Stakes Races: ...

N/A

Yes, varies by Florida thoroughbred track (...

Under the current plan, Awards paid to the...

Stallion Awards: 

In November 2015, the...

N/A

No breed-back rule

In 2010, over $9.6 million. Total incentive...

In 2012, over $5.6 million. Total incentive...

Iowa

Yes, in 2014 avg over 3.2/day

Yes, including Iowa Classic Night (7 races)...

2015 - 40% of purse for 1st - 4th

 

Can vary, in 2015 25% of purse won for 1st-4th...

12% of winners purse, 6% to 2nd - 4th

2.5% of total supplement fund. Based on a...

N/A

1) 30 days residency until foal is inspected...

Over $6.9 Million in 2014 paid to Iowa Breds...

2014: $678k in Breeders Awards & $46k in...

Illinois

Yes, a minimum of two each day or a minimum of...

Yes, offering numerous stake races with purses...

Yes, an owners award bonus is paid to any...

Yes - Illinois-registered thoroughbreds earned...

Yes - Over $1.6 million was paid out in 2012...

Yes, if registered prior to May of 1995.  (...

No

There is not a Breed-Back Rule unless your...

In 2012:

  • Over $2.8 million in...

In 2012:

  • Over $2.6 million was...
Indiana

Yes

Yes

40% of purse for 1st -3rd for all open...

20% of gross purse for winners of Allowance,...

10% of gross purse for winners of Allowance,...

10% Breeder awards for other States and Canada...

If mares enter and registered after November...

$11.4 Million

$3.1 Million

Kentucky

N/A

N/A

On Average $10,000, In-State only

Horses registered with KTDF qualify for purse...

Breeders winning races in USA & Woodbine:...

N/A

Breeders winning races in USA & Woodbine:...

N/A

KY distributed $8.2M in 2015 purses

KY distributed $10.5M in 2015 Breeder Awards...

Louisiana

Yes, minimum 3 races a day must be offered for...

Yes, as well as a State Bred Day of restricted...

Accredited Louisiana Breds race for additional...

Accredited Louisiana Breds race for higher...

 18% of purse earned for Accredited Louisiana...

Are paid to eligible stallions for their...

$400,000 dedicated annually for worldwide...

Yes, see Part C of the by-laws of the...

Over $31.5 million to accredited Louisiana...

nearly $25 million paid in Breeder, Stallion,...

Massachusetts

Yes, restricted races that can be run in state...

Yes

N/A

30% of purse won for 1st-3rd in open races

25% of purse won for 1st-3rd in any race in...

15% of purse won for 1st-3rd in any race in...

Yes, we pay awards to Massbreds running...

Yes

Maryland

Maryland Pride Day – a full...

Yes, for registered Maryland-breds...

N/A

30% of a registered Maryland-bred’s share of...

30% of a registered Maryland-bred’s share of...

For winners and horses placing 1st-3rd in...

N/A

A horse by an out-of-state sire...

In 2015:

Breeder:  $3,...

Michigan

Yes

Yes

N/A

Paid for 1st-3rd in open races, amount varies...

10% of gross purse for all races in Mi

Varies

N/A

N/A

2014 - $427,743

 

2014 - $254,040

 

New Jersey

By law each New Jersey racetrack shall program...

Yes

Registered New Jersey-bred horses receive an...

Owner award of 10% of the purse earned to...

Breeder Award of 35% of purse earned for New...

Stallion owners receive 10% of purse earned...

Ranges from 25%-35% of purse earned for...

A non-resident New Jersey mare is a mare that...

In 2016 New Jersey-bred horses competed for $3...

$2.0 million projected in 2017

 

New Mexico

Mixed meets offer 3 per day excluding trials...

Yes

20% increase of purse for 1st-3rd

40% of Fund distributed in Nov. annually 1st-...

45% of Fund distributed in Nov. annually 1st...

7% of Fund distributed in Nov. annually 1st...

N/A

N/A

Purse $5,518,400

$3,860,674.95

New York

On average there are 800 restricted races a...

Yes

Yes

20% of purse for 1st-3rd for NY-Sired and 10%...

30% of earnings by a NY sire for 1st, 15% for...

10% of earnings for 1st - 3rd for races in NY...

N/A

  • The rules are simple and effectively...

$165M in purses each year combined...

  • $17.5M 
Ohio

Yes

Yes-33 Stake Races----Best of Ohio Series

Open maiden, allowance NW2, NW3 & open...

N/A

15% of winner's share of purse for all races...

10% of winner's share of purse for all races...

N/A

Two categories of Ohio Foals. Ohio Foal-Mare...

$1.4m projected 2012

$280k projected 2012

Ontario

Yes

Yes

20% Ontario-Bred purse bonus paid to the owner...

At Woodbine Racetrack - $1,000 for 1st place...

Preset amounts, tiered by level of race, paid...

Funds distributed at year end, based on points...

Breeder Awards for stakes races paid on points...

Yes. One of four ways to accredit broodmare...

2014 Total Purse $75M includes Restricted...

2015 Budget: Breeders Awards $5M, Stallion...

Pennsylvania

Yes; in 2016 we ran over 400 restricted races...

Yes; in 2016 we ran 22 restricted stakes races...

Horses finishing 1st thru 3rd receive an “...

No

Breeder Awards of 40% of purse earned for PA-...

Stallion Award of 10% of purse earned to...

N/A

Yes; eligibility varies, please visit our...

The Pennsylvania Breeding Fund has paid out...

Texas

Yes, two per day

Yes

Avg Purse Supplement in Open Races – none; the...

First, 25% of the funds are allocated to owner...

First, 25% of the funds are allocated to owner...

First, 25% of the funds are allocated to owner...

N/A

Voluntary in order to receive full Breeder...

On every racing day, an association (track)...

Distribution in Accredited Texas-bred Owner,...

Virginia

Yes

Yes

100% owners bonus 1st - 5th in open races at...

Pro-rata share of  breeders fund for wins only...

Pro-rata share of breeders fund for wins (of...

Pro-rata share of  breeders fund for wins only...

No

Approx. $820,000  for 2011

Approx. $390,000  for 2011

Washington

Yes, about one per day

Yes, Washington Cup Day

N/A

Awarded for 1st-4th at Emerald Downs.1% of...

Awarded for 1st-3rd at Emerald Downs. 1% of...

N/A

N/A

N/A

$7,241,472 in monies earned by WA-breds in...

$871,483 in Owners' & Breeders' Awards in...

West Virginia

Yes

Yes

The Supplemental Purse Award program which...

West Virginia Thoroughbred Development Fund or...

West Virginia Thoroughbred Development Fund or...

West Virginia Thoroughbred Development Fund or...

N/A

In order to qualify as an ACCREDITED WV BRED...