The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of New Jersey is an organization dedicated to fostering and promoting the breeding and ownership of Thoroughbred horses in the state of New Jersey. Active since 1945, the association administers a New Jersey-bred incentive program for breeders, stallion owners and race horse owners,hosts an annual awards banquet honoring Jersey-breds for outstanding performance, and publishes a annual magazine, New Jersey Thoroughbred. Benefits to members include a subscription to Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, discounted member rates for foal registrations and access to online pedigree reports. The association also maintains a close alliance with the New Jersey Racing Commission, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and the Equine Advisory Board, as well as the New Jersey Horse Council.
Owner award of 10% of the purse earned to registered New Jersey-bred horses that finish 1st-3rd in open races run in New Jersey. The owner award is in addition to the purse supplement in open races. The 10% award is distributed by the TBANJ as part of their incentive program distribution. The maximum award is $8,000 for first place and $4,000 for second and third place.
In addition, a 40% bonus is awarded to the owner from Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands when New Jersey-bred horses finish 1st-3rd in open company races. The 40% bonus is separate from the awards distributed by the TBANJ and is deposited directly into the owner’s account with the horsemen’s bookkeeper. The maximum award for the 40% bonus is $15,000 per race.
Breeder Award of 35% of purse earned for New Jersey-sired horses finishing 1st - 3rd in races run in New Jersey; 25% of purse earned for non-New Jersey-sired horses finishing 1st-3rd in races run in New Jersey. The maximum award is $8,000 for first place and $4,000 for second and third place.
Stallion owners receive 10% of purse earned for registered New Jersey-bred horses that finish 1st - 3rd in races run in New Jersey. The maximum award is $8,000 for first place and $4,000 for second and third place.
A non-resident New Jersey mare is a mare that has not returned to New Jersey by November 1 of the year prior to foaling. The resulting foal can still be registered as a New Jersey-bred provided the mare is bred to a registered New Jersey stallion the season of the birth of said foal and remain in New Jersey for a continuous period of 90 days after foaling.
In 2019 New Jersey-bred horses competed for $4.78 million in restricted purses.
$2.0 million projected in 2020
Annual membership dues: $65
Foals registered within 30 days of birth: members $50.00, non-members $150.00. After 30 days but prior to September 1 of the year of birth: members $100.00, non-members $200.00. After August 31 of the year of birth: members $250.00, non-members $350.00
Stallion registration: $100 annual fee due by February 1