Maryland Horse Breeders Association Renews Preakness Stakes Bonus Program

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association will once again offer a series of bonuses for runners bred or sired in the state that perform well in the upcoming Preakness Stakes, potentially totaling $500,000.

If a horse that’s both Maryland-bred and -sired wins the Preakness on May 15, the winner’s owner and breeder will each receive a bonus of $225,000, and the owner of the winner’s sire will receive $50,000.

For a Preakness winner that’s Maryland-bred, but not Maryland-sired, the owner and breeder will each earn a $225,000 bonus.

A Preakness winner that’s Maryland-sired, but not Maryland-bred, would earn the winning racehorse owner $225,000 and the stallion owner $50,000.

Finishing second for horses in any of the above categories would earn their connections 20 percent of the winner’s bonus – $45,000 for owners and breeders, and $10,000 for stallion owners. Running third in the Preakness would earn 10 percent – $22,500 for owners and breeders, and $5,000 for stallion owners.

Past Maryland-bred Preakness winners include Deputed Testamony (1983), Kauai King (1966), and Challedon (1939).

The post Maryland Horse Breeders Association Renews Preakness Stakes Bonus Program appeared first on Horse Racing News | Paulick Report.

DYFD Winter - 300x90

Comments are closed.