Indiana Adds Incentives to Bring In New Mares

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An Indiana-bred 2019 Runhappy colt with his dam | Ben Marz

The Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program is providing up to $2,000 in incentives for new mares purchased and brought into the state of Indiana for the 2020 foaling season, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission announced Monday. The incentive is aimed towards breeders who have purchased, or are still looking to purchase, mares in foal at the major breeding stock sales throughout the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020.

“We’re excited about the potential growth we are expecting in the coming years, thanks to the increase in funding starting in 2020,” says Jessica Barnes, Director of Racing and Breed Development for the IHRC. “I applaud the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Advisory Committee for their forward-thinking in proposing this incentive. Big things are coming to our program and we invite breeders to get in from the beginning to reap the most rewards.”

Breeders are welcome to call the IHRC with questions Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., email [email protected], or call 317-234-2542. More information, including criteria for the incentive payments, can be found on the program’s website.

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