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Association Mission

The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of New Jersey is dedicated to fostering and promoting the breeding and ownership of Thoroughbred horses in New Jersey. Since 1945, the association administers a New Jersey-bred incentive program for breeders, stallion owners, and racehorse owners, hosts an annual awards banquet honoring Jersey-breds for outstanding performance, and publishes an 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, the Equine Advisory Board, and the New Jersey Horse Council.

Board of Trustees

Officers
Rory Huston, President
Janet Laszlo, Vice President
Lawrence Fleming, Treasurer
Directors
Joe Coles
Nick Sacco
Executive Director
Michael Campbell
Board of Minutes

The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey is scheduled to hold regular board meetings at least every other month. The minutes will be posted after they have been approved at the next official board meeting.

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FAQ
What is a resident New Jersey mare?

A resident New Jersey mare is a mare that resides in New Jersey continuously from November 1 of the year prior to the foaling through the date of foaling. A mare purchased at public auction subsequent to October 17th of the year prior to foaling is considered a resident New Jersey mare, provided that she commences residence in New Jersey within two weeks of her purchase and continuously resides in New Jersey through the date of foaling. For the purpose of this paragraph, public auction is defined as an auction generally regarded as a public auction in the thoroughbred horse industry and recognized as same by the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of New Jersey.

What is a non-resident New Jersey mare?

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 foal's birth and remain in New Jersey for a continuous period of 90 days after foaling.

How do I register my foal as a New Jersey Bred?

Your foal is eligible to be registered by simply filling out an application. These forms can be obtained by contacting the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of New Jersey office at (732) 542-8880 or via email at [email protected] with your request and address. You may also obtain an online application form here.

How much does it cost to register a New Jersey Bred foal?

The rate varies depending on the age of the foal and whether the breeder is a member of the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of New Jersey. Foals registered during the weanling year can be registered by members for $100 and non-members for $200. Members can register foals as a yearlings for $250 and non-members for $350. Foals registered as 2-year-olds and older will cost members $400 and non-members $500.

What happens after I register my foal?

When the foal is registered with the Jockey Club and the New Jersey-bred application is completed and returned to the Thoroughbred Breeders&rsquo Association of New Jersey, the New Jersey-bred logo will be placed on the Jockey Club digital certificate.

I sold my horse before it was registered. Can the new owner sign the registration application?

No. The breeder must sign the application form. No other signatures will be accepted

Why don’t I receive an owner’s award when my horse runs in a restricted race?

Races that are restricted to New Jersey-breds carry a 25% purse enhancement than their corresponding open race. As an example, an open maiden special weight has a purse of $40,000 while the restricted New Jersey-bred maiden special weight race is enhanced by 25% for a purse of $50,000.

How do I register a stallion in New Jersey?

All New Jersey stallions must be registered with the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of New Jersey, and all appropriate fees must be paid prior to February 1 of the breeding season or, in the case of a stallion entering the State after the start of the breeding season, before serving the first mare. The stallion registration form can be obtained by contacting the office at (732) 542-8880 or through email at [email protected] with your request and address. You may also obtain an online application form here.

Do I have to register my stallion every year?

Stallions must be registered every year and a $100 registration fee must accompany the application.

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