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 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, and the Equine Advisory Board, as well as the New Jersey Horse Council.
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.
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.
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.
Your foal is eligible to be registered by simply filling out an application for registration. 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.
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 within 30 days of birth can be registered by members for $50 and by non-members for $150. A member can register a foal after 30 days but prior to September 1 of the year of birth for $100 and the cost for non-members is $200. Should you choose to register your foal after August 31 of the year of birth it will cost members $250 and non-members $350.
When the foal application is completed and returned to the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of New Jersey you will receive a certificate of registration that must be attached to the Jockey Club registration papers.
No. The breeder must sign the application form. No other signatures will be accepted.
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.
Out of state breeders’ awards will only be distributed after 100% of breeders awards are paid for races held in New Jersey.
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.
All New Jersey stallions must be registered with the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of New Jersey and all appropriate fees paid prior to February 1 of the breeding season or, in the case of a stallion entering the State subsequent to the start of the breeding season, prior to 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.
Stallions must be registered on a yearly basis and a $100 registration fee must accompany the application.