For foals to be classified as Indiana-sired and –bred, they must be registered within 30 days of the foaling date to avoid any late fees. However, foals can be submitted with a late fee of $200 no later than December 31 of their weanling year.
Breeders must remember that just because the mare is registered with the program, the process is only half-way complete—all foals born in Indiana must be registered as well. Indiana-sired and –bred foals are exclusively eligible for lucrative programs such as the Indiana-Sired Fair Circuit and the ISA Elite Series, as well as events held at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, such as the Indiana Sire Stakes, Mini Series, Indiana Sired Overnights and the Indiana Sired Late Closers. Indiana-sired and –bred horses are the only Standardbreds eligible to earn the valuable Breeder’s Awards for the foal’s breeder.
Stallion owners looking to be part of the strong breeding program with 2019 foals should have had their registration postmarked by October 1, 2019, in order to avoid a late fee. However, stallion registrations are still being accepted after October 1, only in addition to the $150 registration fee, a $250 late fee is applied if the stallion is a returning Indiana stallion. The only exception is for new stallions, in which case the late fee is waived.
In order for a foal to be classified as Indiana Sired, the stallion must be registered with the Indiana Standardbred Breed Development Program the year the foal was conceived. Registration can be done online on the Commission website.
If you have questions as to whether your foal is registered with the program, please call the office and speak with Lorelei: 317-234-2540. You can also access an always up-to-date list on the Indiana Horse Racing Commission’s website: https://www.in.gov/hrc/2441.htm