The Maryland-Bred Race Fund program is administered by the Maryland Racing Commission with the assistance and advice of the Maryland Fund Advisory Committee. Under the direction of the commission, the actual implementation of the fund, including maintaining the Maryland-bred registry and computing and distributing all bonus awards, is performed by the MHBA.
Breeder and stallion award percentages are determined on a bi-annual basis by the Maryland Racing Commission. Owner and developer award percentages are determined by a separate agreement with the Horsemen's Purse Account. For races in Maryland only.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2023:
22.5% Breeder bonus on earned purses for 1st, 2nd, 3rd on Maryland stakes races, capped at $100,000, for registered Maryland-breds
22.5% Breeder bonus on earned purses for 1st, 2nd, 3rd on all overnight races for registered Maryland-breds
7.5% ADDITIONAL breeder bonus for Maryland-sired Maryland-bred maiden winners on earned purses for registered Maryland-breds
7.5% Stallion Bonus on earned purses for 1st, 2nd, 3rd on Maryland stakes races, capped at $100,000, for registered Maryland-breds (stallion must be registered annually with MHBA)
7.5% Stallion Bonus on earned purses for 1st, 2nd, 3rd on all overnight races for registered Maryland-breds (stallion must be registered annually with MHBA)
Percentages will be evaluated and determined in July 2023 for the following six month period by the Maryland Racing Commission
FUNDED BY THE MARYLAND THOROUGHBRED PURSE ACCOUNT AND ADMINISTERED BY THE MARYLAND THOROUGHBRED HORSEMEN'S ASSOC.
15% Owner bonus on share of purse for all open overnight races for registered Maryland-bred horses finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Paid as part of the purse, included in typical owner earnings and are reflected in horse's Equibase earnings
15% Developer bonus on share of purse for all open overnight races for registered Maryland-bred horses finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Developer is the owner of the horse in its first career start. Bonuses will continue to be paid to the Developer throughout the horse's racing career, regardless of how many times ownership changes, unless the horse changed hands prior to the start of the program on January 22, 2021. Developer bonuses are NOT paid as part of the purse, therefore not reflected in horses's Equibase earnings.
|MARYLAND-BRED STEEPLECHASE AWARDS
Registered Maryland-bred horses that place first, second or third will receive a bonus on purses earned at National Steeplechase Association-sanctioned meets in Maryland. Modeled on the current bonuses paid to Maryland-breds that run at Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course and Timonium, the steeplechase program includes:
The MHBA will pay these bonus awards for participants that qualify.
The five meets that qualify for this program this year are: My Lady’s Manor, Grand National, Maryland Hunt Cup, Fair Hill, and Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs. The bonus applies to NSA-sanctioned steeplechase and flat races with listed purses at Maryland meets. Bonuses will not apply to training flat races. This program is not part of the Maryland-bred Race Fund.