Sires Chapter Seven and American Ideal among roster standouts

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund has published its list of eligible stallions for the 2022 breeding season. The directory includes 38 registered standardbred stallions, and features pedigrees, career statistics and earnings of each. Sires leading the 2022 stallion roster in New York include Chapter Seven and American Ideal.

Eligible stallions are those that have met the ownership or leasing requirements of the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund and were registered by the Jan. 1 deadline.

Chapter Seven was the nation’s leading all age money winning trotting sire in 2021, with total earnings of $8,728,612. American Ideal who took home $13,341,549 in 2021 earnings, now the leading all age money winning sire standing in the United States for 2022.

Oher notable new stallions in 2022 include:

· The Veteran (Muscle Mass – Tequila Slammer) – The Veteran will stand his initial season as stud in New York at Leatherstocking Veterinary Services, for a fee of $2,500.

· Coraggioso (Conway Hall – Electra Hanover) – Coraggioso has moved from Ohio to New York and will stand at Mill Creek Farm for a fee of $2,500.

“The 2022 Stallion Directory is our marketing tool that showcases to breeders the backing of a strong state-bred program,” said Barry Sample, chairman, New York State Gaming Commission. “This also shows those with resident mares the potential to earn Breeders Awards at the end of the season. We expect this outstanding group of stallions to provide the hard-working individuals involved with the New York Sire Stakes program an even greater chance of success.”

The Stallion Directory is currently available online and can be found here. Hard copies will be mailed in the coming week upon request. Copies of the 2022 New York Stallion Directory can be requested by calling 518-388-0178 or emailing

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About 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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