New Standardbred Owner Seminar coming to Tioga Downs

Nichols, NY — The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund is hosting a seminar for new and prospective Standardbred horse owners at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 16).

Participants are invited to gather at 9 a.m. for a backstretch tour and informational panel discussions, followed by lunch and live racing. There is no cost to this program, but reservations are requested by close of business on Friday (June 14) to ensure sufficient materials are available.

9 a.m. – Backstretch Tour
10:15 a.m. – Seminar
12:30 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Live Racing

Panel discussions will be led by industry veterans and cover a variety of topics relating to Standardbred ownership, including types of ownership, the risks and rewards of owning a Standardbred racehorse, training costs, vet bills, tax issues/incentives, racehorse aftercare, and other financial considerations.

“We are excited to offer this opportunity to introduce and educate potential new owners on the ins-and-outs of owning a Standardbred racehorse in a qualified environment with experienced Standardbred professionals,” said M. Kelly Young, executive director, Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. “Owning a horse can be fun and rewarding, but it is a big step and no one should go in blind. We want to serve as a resource for first-time Standardbred owners and make the process of getting involved in this industry as easy as possible.”

For additional information and to RSVP, please contact Angie McGrath at or call Sarah Buck at 518.463.8644.

Tioga Downs is located at 2384 West River Rd., Nichols, NY 13812.

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