New Waiver Condition, Bonus Changes

The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Board of Directors in December approved a new waiver-claiming provision that takes effect with the first condition book in January 2022.

Maiden-claiming races for a tag of $25,000-$20,000 (purse $31,500) now offer a waiver provision for Maryland-sired horses only. The new provision will be regularly assessed to ensure it is meeting its goal of offering additional value for the owners of Maryland-sired runners.

Maiden-claiming races for a tag of $40,000-$32,000 (purse $39,000) continue to offer a waiver provision for Maryland-bred and/or Maryland-sired horses.

Meanwhile, the Maryland-Bred Race Fund Advisory Committee approved changes in breeder bonuses as discussed during the December meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission.

For Maryland-breds born prior to 2023, there is a 30% breeder bonus on earned purses for first, second and third on all overnight races; 10% additional funds for Maryland-sired Maryland-bred maiden winners on earned purses; and a 10% stallion bonus on earned purses for first, second and third on all overnight races.

For Maryland-bred foals of 2023, there is a tiered bonus system. There is a 35% breeder bonus for Maryland-sired Maryland-bred on earned purses for first, second and third on all overnight races; a 25% breeder bonus for out-of-state-sired Maryland-bred on earned purses for first, second and third on all overnight races; and a 10% stallion bonus on earned purses for first, second and third on all overnight races.

The 2025 (foals of 2023) breeder bonus percentages are estimated. The percentages are regularly assessed by the advisory committee based on the amount of available funds.

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