Indiana Breeders Reminded To Check Foals’ Status For State Development Program

by | 12.19.2019 | 9:33am

As the end of 2019 approaches, the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program would like to remind breeders and foal owners to check their foals' registration statuses with the program to avoid late fees.

Foals born in 2019 must have a completed application on file within 12 months of the horse's foaling date. If the foal is not registered by this date, a late fee will be assessed in accordance to the following schedule:

–12 months + 1 day to December 31 of yearling year à $200
— 2 Year Old Year à $400
— 3 Year Old Year à $1,000

Any Thoroughbred foaled in the state of Indiana must have his dam registered with the program. Mares should have entered the state by November 1 in the year prior to foaling, and remain in Indiana continuously until foaling. They should have their registration on file by November 1.

However, mares entering the state of Indiana are still invited to register with the program to have a certified Indiana-bred foal. If they enter the state, and register with the program, after November 1, they must breed back to an Indiana stallion after foaling. (Exception: Mares purchased, prior to December 31, at a publicly advertised sale and shipped to the state within two weeks of the sale.)

Breeders must remember that just because the mare is registered with the program, the process is only half-way complete—all foals must be registered as well.

An addition to the program this year is the New Mare Incentive, where mares purchased at a publicly advertised sale between November 1, 2019, and March 1, 2020, is eligible for up to $2,000 in incentives. Breeders interested in the new incentive is invited to contact the IHRC office for more information.

If you have questions as to whether your foal is a registered Indiana-bred, please call the office and speak with Sara: 317-234-2542. You can also access an always up-to-date list on the Indiana Horse Racing Commission's website:

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