SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) County Fair Series is set to begin Saturday, July 2nd at Goshen Historic Track, the oldest active trotting track in the nation. Post time is for 1 p.m.

The series consists of 21 non-pari-mutuel harness racing events open to eligible 2- and 3-year-old New York-bred Standardbreds. The events provide young horses with the opportunity to earn as they learn while bringing harness racing to communities across the state.  

“The New York Sire Stakes County Fair Series is something we look forward to each year,” said Steve Jones, trustee, Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. “We are extremely proud to partner with each county fair to bring these highly-competitive races into the towns of those who follow the races each year, but also want to get more involved.”

A reminder that the full schedule of race dates can be viewed on the New York Sire Stakes website. The County Fair Finals are scheduled for September 6 at Monticello. Post time is for 1 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact with the New York Sire Stakes is to email Keep up to date with news by visiting the Agriculture & NYS Horse Breeding Development Fund: The Agriculture & NYS Horse Breeding Development Fund is a public benefit corporation established in 1965 by the Laverne Law (Laws of New York, Chapter 567 of the Laws of 1965). The mission of the fund is to promote agriculture through the breeding of Standardbred horses and the conduct of equine research within the state. To carry out its legislative mission, the Fund administers the New York Sire Stakes races, Excelsior/State Fair Series races, and County Fair Races.



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