The New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) officials today remind horsemen that continuation payments are due February 15, 2010. These payments are required to be eligible to race in the 2010 NYSS season.
Checks or money orders must be in US funds, postmarked by February 15, 2010, and made payable to the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. Address: 90 State Street, Suite 809, Albany, NY 12207. The NYSS Payment Form is available for download at www.nysirestakes.com, go to the "forms and downloads" page.
Please Note: In the United States, February 15, 2010 is Presidents' Day, a Federal holiday; therefore, US parcels postmarked by February 16, 2010 will be accepted.
The NYSS 2010 February 15 Payments are per horse as follows:
2 Year Old Payments: Sire Stakes--$200; State Fair--$100; County Fair--$25
3 Year Old Payments: Sire Stakes--$250; State Fair--$100; County Fair--$25
The NYSS racing season begins in June with races held through October at all of New York's pari-mutuel harness tracks and 22 county fairs. The full schedule is available at www.nysirestakes.com. A calendar view of the schedule is available on the NYSS website by clicking the appropriate link under "Calendar of Events" on the home page Those with a Google account can download the NYSS race calendar to their mobile phone and/or desktop calendars.
For more information, visit www.nysirestakes.com or contact the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund at 518-436-8713. (NYSS)