SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund is hosting a seminar for new and prospective Standardbred horse owners at the Saratoga Casino Hotel on Saturday, July 20. Participants are invited to gather at 2 p.m. for a backstretch tour and informational panel discussions, followed by dinner and live racing. There is no cost to this program, but reservations are requested by close of business on Friday, July 19 to ensure sufficient materials are available.
2 p.m. – Backstretch Tour
3:30 p.m. – Seminar
5:30 p.m. – Dinner
7 p.m. – Live Racing
Panel discussions will be led by industry veterans and cover a variety of topics relating to Standardbred ownership, including types of ownership, the risks and rewards of owning a Standardbred racehorse, training costs, vet bills, tax issues/incentives, racehorse aftercare, and other financial considerations.
“We are excited to offer this opportunity to introduce and educate potential new owners on the ins-and-outs of owning a Standardbred racehorse in a qualified environment with experienced Standardbred professionals,” said M. Kelly Young, executive director, Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. “Owning a horse can be fun and rewarding, but it is a big step and no one should go in blind. We want to serve as a resource for first-time Standardbred owners and make the process of getting involved in this industry as easy as possible.”
For additional information and to RSVP, please contact Angie McGrath at email@example.com or call Sarah Buck at 518-463-8644.
The Saratoga Casino Hotel is located at 342 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
About the Agriculture and NYS Horse Breeding Development Fund:
The Agriculture and NYS Horse Breeding Development Fund is a public benefit corporation established in 1965 by the Laverne Law (Laws of New York, Chapter 567 of the Laws of 1965). The mission of the fund is to promote agriculture through the breeding of Standardbred horses and the conduct of equine research within the state. To carry out its legislative mission, the Fund administers the New York Sire Stakes races, Excelsior/State Fair Series races, and County Fair Races.