Eligibility Rules Revised for Pennsylvania-Breds

Edited press release

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has announced that effective with foals born in 2007 and thereafter, eligibility criteria for Pennsylvania-bred registration with the Pennsylvania Breeding Fund program have been revised.

The purpose of the revision is to require a greater commitment to Pennsylvania commerce from participating breeders whose stock is not regularly boarded in the state, the organization said. A Thoroughbred foal born in Pennsylvania and registered as such with The Jockey Club is eligible for state-bred registration if one of the following conditions is met:

- For foals of 2007, the dam of the foal resided continuously in Pennsylvania since Nov. 1, 2006, through foaling.

- For foals of 2008 and thereafter, the dam of the foal resided continuously in Pennsylvania since Oct. 1 of the year of conception through foaling.

- The dam of the foal was purchased at a public sale after Oct. 1 of the year of conception and brought into Pennsylvania within 14 days of the date of purchase and remained continuously through foaling. During the year of foaling, the foal or its dam spent at least 90 days in the state.

- The dam of the foal was bred to a stallion standing in Pennsylvania that was registered with the PHBA as a Pennsylvania stallion during the breeding season of the year of foaling, and the dam of the foal remained in the state for at least the 90 days after foaling.

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