The New Jersey racing and breeding program is one of the most rewarding in the country. A lucrative stakes schedule consistently attracts the nationís top trainers and horses to New Jersey to compete in some of the most well known races including the $1 million Haskell Invitational which is run at Monmouth Park Racetrack.
The New Jersey-bred incentive program is meant to provide an increased incentive to breed, board, and train thoroughbred horses on New Jersey farms.
In 2011 there were 178 overnight races run exclusively for registered New Jersey-breds at Monmouth Park with total purses of over $6.7 million. New Jersey provides exceptional earnings opportunities to New Jersey-bred horses that can compete for some of the highest purse values in the country with restricted MSW, NW1X and NW2X.
In any calendar year in which there is a surplus of money after the in-state awards program has been distributed, the surplus may be used to provide awards to the breeders of registered New Jersey-bred horses who earn portions of purses in races at an out-of-state racetrack held at least 30 days before the start of the first thoroughbred meet of the calendar year of more than 10 daysí duration at a racetrack in New Jersey or at least 30 days following the conclusion of the last thoroughbred meet of the calendar year at a racetrack of more than 10 daysí duration in New Jersey.
Awards will not be distributed to New Jersey-bred horses running in out-of-state contests while live thoroughbred racing is being conducted in New Jersey.